Recognizing the best, the campiest and the most unsung accomplishments in television and cinema, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) announced nominations for the 2013 Dorian Awards today. Award season favorites 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club nabbed multiple nominations, but a few unusual candidates earned recognition.
James Franco's stint as Alien, a rapper and drug dealer in Spring Breakers, earned him nominations for both Film Performance of the Year by an actor and Wilde Artist of the Year. Guess the "Consider this Shit," campaign is starting to pay off. Just last month, Franco and Jared Leto tied for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Best Supporting Actor award. Leto, who plays a transgender woman afflicted by AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club, already won a Golden Globe for his performance.
Both Franco and Leto will fight it out with Leonardo DiCaprio, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew McConaughey for GALECA's top acting prize for a movie actor. On the women's side, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Adele Exarchopoulos, and Lupita Nyong'o will battle it out.
The biopic Kill Your Darlings nabbed nominations for Unsung Film or the Year and LGBT Film of the Year. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, the film follows poets of the beat generation navigating through sex, murder and Columbia University.
Jessica Lange, who has already won two Dorian Awards, is up again for her work in American Horror Story. Her performance of "The Name Game," in American Horror Story: Asylum earned the legend another nomination for TV Musical Performance for the Year. Accordingly, Jane Krakowski's profound performance of the Rural Juror theme song on 30 Rock and Neil Patrick Harris' performance during the Tony Awards were also nominated.
GALECA's campy categories included nominations for Sharknado, August: Osage County, and The Canyons, starring Lindsey Lohan. This year's Timeless Award will go to newlywed Lily Tomlin for her exceptional acting career.
See the full nominations listed below.
GALECA/DORIAN AWARDS 2013 NOMINATIONS
Film of the Year American Hustle Blue is the Warmest Color Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Laurence Anyways 12 Years a Slave
Film Performance of the Year - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave James Franco, Spring Breakers Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Film Performance of the Year - Actress Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi Dench, Philomena Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
LGBT Film of the Year Blue is the Warmest Color Dallas Buyers Club Kill Your Darlings Laurence Anyways Philomena
Foreign Language Film of the Year Blue is the Warmest Color The Great Beauty The Hunt I'm So Excited! Laurence Anyways Out in the Dark
Documentary of the Year The Act of Killing Blackfish Bridegroom I Am Divine 20 Feet from Stardom
Campy Flick of the Year August: Osage County The Canyons Carrie The Great Gatsby I'm So Excited!
Unsung Film of the Year Frances Ha In A World . . . Kill Your Darlings Short Term 12 The Spectacular Now
Visually Striking Film of the Year Frozen Gravity Inside Llewyn Davis Laurence Anyways The Great Gatsby
TV Drama of the Year American Horror Story: Coven Behind the Candelabra Breaking Bad Mad Men Orange is the New Black
TV Comedy of the Year The Big Bang Theory Getting On Girls Ja'mie: Private School Girl Modern Family Veep
TV Performance of the Year - Actor Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra Jon Hamm, Mad Men Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
TV Performance of the Year - Actress Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black Kerry Washington, Scandal Robin Wright, House of Cards
TV Musical Performance of the Year Shirley Bassey, "Goldfinger," 82nd Academy Awards Neil Patrick Harris, "Bigger," 67th Annual Tony Awards Jane Krakowski, "Theme from Rural Juror," 30 Rock Jessica Lange and cast, "The Name Game," American Horror Story: Asylum Lea Michele, "To Make You Feel My Love," Glee
LGBT TV Show of the Year Behind the Candelabra Bridegroom Modern Family Orange is the New Black RuPaul's Drag Race
Campy TV Show of the Year American Horror Story: Coven Behind the Candelabra House of Versace Sharknado Smash
Unsung TV Show of the Year Broadchurch The Carrie Diaries Cougar Town Getting On Mom Orphan Black
The We're Wilde About You Adele Exarchopoulos Dane DeHaan Laverne Cox Lupita Nyong'o Tatiana Maslany
Wilde Wit of the Year Rachel Maddow Bill Maher Kate McKinnon Dan Savage Amy Schumer
Wilde Artist of the Year Alfonso Cuaron Xavier Dolan James Franco Spike Jonze Steve McQueen