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Here Are the Films, Shows and Performances Queer Critics Consider the Year’s Best

Written by Stephan Horbelt on February 06, 2019
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Composed of more than 200 critics and journalists writing for media outlets in America, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, GALECA every year bestows Dorian Awards on the films and performances it deems the year’s best.

Among the categories voted upon by GALECA are film, director and performances of the year, specific categories for LGBTQ films and television series, plus a “Rising Star Award,” a “Wilde Wit of the Year” award, “Wilde Artist of the Year” and a “Timeless Star” award.

This year’s voting saw The Favourite take three big awards, Film of the Year, Film Performance of the Year – Actress (for Olivia Colman) and Screenplay of the Year (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara).

Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, was also acknowledged, winning Dorian Awards for Grant’s performance as supporting actor and LGBTQ Film of the Year.

Among the TV shows acknowledged this year by GALECA are Pose, Schitt’s Creek, Killing Eve, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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Pose

Here’s a full list of GALECA’s Dorian Awards winners for 2018-2019 (winners in bold):

FILM OF THE YEAR
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The Favourite 
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
A Star is Born

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Marielle Heller, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Spike Lee, Blackkklansman

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTRESS 
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Olivia Colman, The Favourite 
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTOR 
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, Blackkklansman

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — SUPPORTING ACTRESS 
Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Michele Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? 
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther

LGBTQ FILM OF THE YEAR
Boy Erased
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Disobedience
The Favourite
Love, Simon

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Burning
Capernaum
Cold War
Roma 
Shoplifters

SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Free Solo
RBG
Shirkers
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

LGBTQ DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR 
The Gospel According to Andre
McQueen
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Studio 54
Whitney

VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR 
Annihilation
Black Panther
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR 
Colette
Disobedience
The Happy Prince
Tully
We the Animals
Widows

CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR 
Aquaman
Book Club
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
A Simple Favor
Suspiria

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
The Handmaid’s Tale
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR
Barry
GLOW
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTOR 
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTRESS
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Julia Roberts, Homecoming

LGBTQ TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
A Very English Scandal
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Killing Eve
Pose
Queer Eye

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
The Bisexual
Dear White People
The Good Fight
One Day at a Time
Schitt’s Creek

TV CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW OF THE YEAR
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Rachel Maddow Show

TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Adam Lambert, “Believe,” 41st Kennedy Center Honors
Billy Porter, MJ Rodriguez and Our Lady J, Pose
Noah Reid, “Simply the Best,” Schitt’s Creek
Keala Settle, “This is Me,” 90th Academy Awards
Sufjan Stevens, “Mystery of Love,” 90th Academy Awards

CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Queer Eye
Riverdale
RuPaul’s Drag Race

THE “WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU” RISING STAR AWARD
Awkwafina 
Elsie Fisher
Henry Golding
Indya Moore
MJ Rodriguez

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR
Samantha Bee
Hannah Gadsby 
Kate McKinnon
John Oliver
Michelle Wolf

WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bradley Cooper
Hannah Gadsby
Lady Gaga
Nicole Kidman
Ryan Murphy

TIMELESS STAR
Harvey Fierstein

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