Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Reveal 2014 Film and TV Nominations

Transparent the new Amazon series leads the nominations

GALECA, the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association has revealed its Dorian Award nominations. Organised into 25 categories, from mainstream to LGBTQ-centric, including four newly-added runs such as Film Director of the Year, TV Director of the Year and Music Video of the Year, the Dorian Awards celebrate a variety of titles. The Imitation Game, Orphan Black, Transparent, Birdman, Stranger by the Lake and Pride are all on the list. Jennifer Kilchenmann, one of our critics, is a member of this association.

GALECA is comprised of film critics from the US and US-based. One award we already know the outcome of is the Timeless star which goes to George Takei.

LGBTQ-specific categories for TV and film have their own surprises, as do GALECA’s notions for Visually Striking Film of the Year (such as the Scarlett-Johansson-starrer Under the Skin) and “unsung” productions (the group gave TV’s wistful-youth comedy Please Like Me some love).

Here is the full list of nominations:

GALECA DORIAN AWARDS NOMINATIONS: 2014/15

Film of the Year

Birdman – Fox Searchlight

Boyhood – Sundance Selects/IFC

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Fox Searchlight

The Imitation Game – The Weinstein Company

Pride – CBS Films

 

Film Performance of the Year – Actor

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher – Sony Pictures Classics

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game – The Weinstein Company

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler – Open Road

Michael Keaton, Birdman – Fox Searchlight

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything – Universal

 

Film Performance of the Year – Actress

Essie Davis, The Babadook – Sundance Selects/IFC

Anne Dorval, Mommy – Lionsgate

Julianne Moore, Still Alice – Sony Pictures Classics

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl – 20th Century Fox

Reese Witherspoon, Wild – Fox Searchlight

 

Film Director of the Year

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel – Fox Searchlight

Ava DuVernay, Selma – Paramount

David Fincher, Gone Girl – 20th Century Fox

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman – Fox Searchight

Richard Linklater, Boyhood – Sundance Selects/IFC

 

LGBTQ Film of the Year

The Imitation Game – The Weinstein Company

Love is Strange – Sony Pictures Classics

Pride – CBS Films

Stranger by the Lake – Strand Releasing

The Way He Looks – Strand Releasing

 

Foreign Language Film of the Year

Force Majeure – Magnolia Pictures

Ida – Music Box Films

Mommy – Lionsgate

Stranger by the Lake – Strand Releasing

Two Days, One Night – Sundance Selects/IFC

 

Unsung Film of the Year

Obvious Child  – A24

Love is Strange – Sony Pictures Classics

Pride – CBS Films

The Skeleton Twins – Roadside Attractions

Snowpiercer – Radius/TWC

 

Documentary of the Year 

(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)

The Case Against 8 – HBO

CitizenFour – Radius/TWC

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me – Sundance Selects

Life Itself – Magnolia Pictures

Regarding Susan Sontag – HBO

 

Visually Striking Film of the Year 

(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)

Birdman – Fox Searchlight

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Fox Searchlight

Interstellar – Paramount

Snowpiercer – Radius/TWC

Under the Skin – A24

 

Campy Flick of the Year

Annie

Gone Girl

Into the Woods

Maleficent

Tammy

 

TV Drama of the Year

Fargo – FX

The Good Wife – CBS

How To Get Away with Murder – ABC

Mad Men – AMC

The Normal Heart – HBO

 

TV Comedy of the Year

The Comeback – HBO

Modern Family – ABC

Orange is the New Black – Netflix

Transparent – Amazon

Veep – HBO

 

TV Director of the Year

Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge – HBO

Jodie Foster, Orange is the New Black -Netflix

Andrew Haigh, Looking – HBO

Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart – HBO

Jill Soloway, Transparent – Amazon

 

TV Performance of the Year – Actor

Matthew Bomer, The Normal Heart – HBO

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective – HBO

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart – HBO

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards – Netflix

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent – Amazon

 

TV Performance of the Year – Actress

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder – ABC

Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback – HBO

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife – CBS

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black – BBC America

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge – HBO

 

TV Musical Performance of the Year

Beyonce, MTV Video Music Awards – MTV

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

Jessica Lange, “Life on Mars,” American Horror Story: Freak Show – FX

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Madonna, et al., “Same Love,” The Grammys – CBS

Prince, Saturday Night Live – NBC

 

LGBTQ TV Show of the Year

Looking – HBO

Modern Family – ABC

Orange is the New Black – Netflix

Please Like Me – Pivot

Transparent – Amazon

 

Unsung TV Show of the Year 

Getting On – HBO

Looking – HBO

Orphan Black – BBC America

Please Like Me – Pivot

Transparent – Amazon

 

TV Current Affairs Show of the Year

Anderson Cooper 360 – CNN

The Colbert Report – Comedy Central

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO

The Rachel Maddow Show – MSNBC

 

Campy TV Show of the Year 

American Horror Story: Freak Show

How to Get Away with Murder

Jane the Virgin

Peter Pan Live!

Penny Dreadful

 

Music Video of the Year

Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”

Perfume Genius, “Queen”

Sia, “Chandelier”

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

 

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

Ansel Elgort

Jack Falahee

Ellar Coltrane

Jack O’Connell

Gina Rodriguez

Finn Wittrock

 

Wilde Wit of the Year 

(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)

Stephen Colbert

Rachel Maddow

Bill Maher

John Oliver

Jon Stewart

 

Wilde Artist of the Year 

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

Xavier Dolan

Neil Patrick Harris

Richard Linklater

Jill Solloway

Tilda Swinton

 

About The Author

Jen Kilchenmann

Originally from Switzerland, Jen moved to the UK to complete her education in media and film. She has been a film critic for over 15 years, has written for g3 Magazine, AfterEllen and SoSoGay. Now based out of Seattle, Jen is part of the programming team for SLGFF, a board member at Three Dollar Bill Cinema, and in development on a handful of screenplays.

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