Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name Boyhood Film of the Year; Transparent is Tops in TV With 5 Awards

Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name Boyhood Film of the Year; Transparent is Tops in TV With 5 Awards

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) has announced its winners for its annual Dorian Awards, and after the accolades already bestowed at the Golden Globes and the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity after the Academy Award nominations, offer a lot of refreshing choices.
The organization is comprised of over 110 movie and TV critics nationwide, and today it officially announced the choices for 2014’s finest in film and television. The wins come across 25 categories — from mainstream to LGBTQ-centric — include everything from Rising Star to Music Video of the Year, and is always good for some surprises.

At the top of the list: GALECA deemed Boyhood, director Richard Linklater’s decades-spanning look at familial love that stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, and newcomer Ellar Coltrone, worthy of its Dorian Award for Film of the Year. Ava DuVernay, who helmed the Civil Rights-era drama Selma (and was not nominated for an Oscar, although the film was), was named Film Director of the Year. Julianne Moore was the group’s pick for Film Performance of the Year — Actress for her performance in Still Alice (from directors and real-life couple Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland), and Eddie Redmayne, who plays Stephen Hawking in the biopic The Theory of Everything, took Film Performance of the Year — Actor.

In TV categories, Transparent was the big winner with five wins, including TV Comedy of the Year and creator Jill Soloway was named Wilde Artist of the Year, which honors a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television (it was awarded to James Franco last year). The Normal Heart and The Comeback's Lisa Kudrow were also recognized. Pride, the British film about LGBT activists in the 1980s who join with striking miners in a small Welsh town in solidarity, was recognized about both the Unsung Film of the Year and the LGBTQ Film of the Year, in a standout season that saw many top contenders. Rob Marshall's Into the Woods was recognized as the Campy Flick of the Year and queer director Xavier Dolan's Mommy was awarded for Foreign Language. George Takei, who was also the subject of a documentary in 2014, was given the organization's Timeless Award, which is presented to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom, and wit.

GALECA’S 2014/15 DORIAN AWARD WINNERS:

Film of the Year

Boyhood, director Richard Linklater

Film Performance of the Year - Actress

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Film Performance of the Year - Actress

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Film Director of the Year

Ava DuVernay, Selma

LGBTQ Film of the Year

Pride

Foreign Language Film of the Year

Mommy, director Xavier Dolan

Unsung Film of the Year

Pride

Documentary of the Year (theatrical release, TV airing, or DVD release)

The Case Against 8 - HBO

Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Campy Flick of the Year

Into the Woods

TV Drama of the Year

The Normal Heart - HBO

TV Comedy of the Year

Transparent - Amazon

TV Director of the Year

Jill Soloway, Transparent

TV Performance of the Year - Actor

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

TV Performance of the Year - Actress

Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback

TV Musical Performance of the Year

Neil Patrick Harris, “Sugar Daddy,” The Tony Awards

LGBTQ TV Show of the Year

Transparent

Unsung TV Show of the Year

Getting On - HBO

TV Current Affairs Show of the Year

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Campy TV Show of the Year

Jane the Virgin

Music Video of the Year

Sia, “Chandelier”

The “We're Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)

John Oliver

Wilde Artist of the Year (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television)

Jill Soloway

Timeless Award

George Takei

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