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 Leonardo DiCaprioGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name 12 Years a SlavePhilomena, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio and Lesbian Romance Blue is the Warmest Color Among Noms

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August: Osage County and Carrie vie for Campy Flick of the Year
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HOLLYWOOD, CA / Tuesday, January 14, 2014 — Phil Robertson may think the LGBTs are going to hell, the state of Texas may deem the gays unworthy of marriage . . . but who can resist rejoicing in the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association’s nominations for the best in film and television of 2013? (Anyone overwhelmed by the awards glut need not answer.)
Director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, the fact-based story of a “Yankee” black man abducted into slavery just before the Civil War, is in the running for Film of the Year along with Spike Jonze’s Her, the French lesbian love story Blue is the Warmest Color, the Canadian gender-bending romance Laurence Anyways, and awards-season darlings Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club and American Hustle. Fans of well-regarded but little-seen indie flicksFrances Ha and The Spectacular Now should be happy those films are in the running for Unsung Film of the Year.
In TV categories, Netflix’s upstart women-in-prison dramedy is nominated for TV Drama of the Year alongside Breaking Bad, Mad Men, American Horror Story: Coven and Behind the Candelabra, HBO’s movie about out-there pianist Liberace. Michael Douglas, who assayed the famous showman, is among the nominees for TV Performance of the Year—Actor.
This year’s 21 categories include a variety of acting races, rising star honors, the group’s finalists for Visually Striking Film of the Year, and a TV Musical Performance of the Year list that includes Jessica Lange, Shirley Bassey, Jane Krakowski, Neil Patrick Harris and Lea Michele. One winner is already decided: GALECA has named Lily Tomlin the recipient of its special Timeless star tribute, given to “an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit.”
The complete list of Dorian Award nominees is below. Due to ties, a few categories, such as Film of the Year, have up to seven nominees rather than five. Winners will be announced Tuesday, January 21, and GALECA’s annual toast will be held Sunday, March 9, at a location Hollywood (TBA).
For more information, visit galeca.com, join Twitter at twitter.com/DorianAwards and become a fan at facebook.com/dorianawards.
Film of the Year
American Hustle (Sony)
Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Gravity (WB)
Her (WB)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)
Film Performance of the Year – Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)
James Franco, Spring Breakers (A24)
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Film Performance of the Year – Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (Sony Classics)
Sandra Bullock, Gravity (WB)
Judi Dench, Philomena (Weinstein)
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)
LGBT Film of the Year
Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
Philomena (Weinstein)
Foreign Language Film of the Year
Blue is the Warmest Color (IFC)
The Great Beauty (Janus)
The Hunt (Magnolia)
I’m So Excited! (Sony Classics)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass)
Documentary of the Year 
(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)
The Act of Killing (Drafthouse)
Blackfish (Magnolia, CNN)
Bridegroom (Own, Virgil Films) 
I Am Divine (Automat, Wolfe)
20 Feet from Stardom (Radius-TWC)
Campy Flick of the Year
August: Osage County (Weinstein)
The Canyons (Sundance Selects)
Carrie (Screen Gems)
The Great Gatsby (WB)
I’m So Excited! (Sony Classics)
Unsung Film of the Year
Frances Ha (Sundance Selects)
In A World . . . (Roadside Attractions)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)
Short Term 12 (Cinedigm)
The Spectacular Now (A24)
Visually Striking Film of the Year 
(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Frozen (Disney)
Gravity (WB)
Inside Llewyn Davis (CBS Films)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
The Great Gatsby (WB)
TV Drama of the Year
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
TV Comedy of the Year
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Getting On (HBO)
Girls (HBO)
Ja’mie: Private School Girl (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)
TV Performance of the Year – Actor
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
TV Performance of the Year – Actress
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
TV Musical Performance of the Year
Shirley Bassey, “Goldfinger,” 82nd Academy Awards (CBS)
Neil Patrick Harris, “Bigger,” 67th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Jane Krakowski, “Theme from Rural Juror,” 30 Rock (NBC)
Jessica Lange and cast, “The Name Game,” American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Lea Michele, “To Make You Feel My Love,” Glee (Fox)


LGBT TV Show of the Year
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Bridegroom (Own)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
Campy TV Show of the Year
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
House of Versace (Lifetime)
Sharknado (Syfy)
Smash (NBC)
Unsung TV Show of the Year
Broadchurch (BBC America)
The Carrie Diaries (CW)
Cougar Town (TBS)
Getting On (HBO)
Mom (CBS)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
The We’re Wilde About You (Rising Star Award)
Adele Exarchopoulos
Dane DeHaan
Laverne Cox
Lupita Nyong’o
Tatiana Maslany


Wilde Wit of the Year 
(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Rachel Maddow
Bill Maher
Kate McKinnon
Dan Savage
Amy Schumer


Wilde Artist of the Year 
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)
Alfonso Cuaron
Xavier Dolan
James Franco
Spike Jonze
Steve McQueen
Timeless Award 
(to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Lily Tomlin
GALECALOGOGALECA, a 501 C-6 nonprofit organization, is comprised of over 80 professional entertainment journalists across the U.S. and Europe who write or report for media outlets easily accessible in America. GALECA’s mission is to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, preserve and champion the art of constructive criticism, and remind the world the LGBT community has a significant history of enhancing culture at large. And how would the world fare without knowing what’s campy?
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Editor’s Note: Our very own Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications is a proud voting member of the GALECA organization.
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