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JAN
10
3 YEARS

Gay & Lesbian Critics Announce Film and TV Award Nominations

Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In," "Midnight in Paris," and 'Weekend' are among the best film of the year contenders, while "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" picked up a nod for "Campy (Intentional or Not) Film of the Year."

2011: 'The Skin I Live In
Jose Haro/© El Deseo/Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

In addition to such mainstream contenders as Midnight in Paris, The Artist, The Descendants and The Tree of Life, the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Assn. has nominated Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In, the tale of an obsessive plastic surgeon, and Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, a look at the emotional side of a gay hook-up, for best film of the year.

The group, which consists of 50 critics, entertainment journalists and pop culture writers, announced its nominations for the 2012 Dorian Awards on Tuesday.

In the category of LBGT-themed film of the year, the organization nominated  Weekend along with Albert Nobbs, Beginners, Pariah and Tomboy.

 Injecting some humor into awards season, it also singled out five films as nominees for “Campy (International or Not) Film of the Year: They are Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Kaboom, The Muppets, Thor and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1.

GALECA also nominated five films in the category of “Unsung Film of the Year”: They are 50/50, Insidious, Jane Eyre, Warrior and Win Win.

For film performance of the year, its nominees are Christopher Plummer for Beginners; Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar; Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs; Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady; Michael Fassbender, Shame; and Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Turning to television, the critics nominated American Horror Story, Downton Abbey, Homeland, Mildred Pierce and The Good Wife in TV drama, and Modern Family, Louie, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory and Happy Endings for TV comedy.

For “Wilde Wit of the Year,” the group nominated Kathy Griffin, Kristen Wiig, Louis C.K., Rachel Maddow and the staff writers of Happy Endings.

Winners of the Dorian Awards will be announced Jan. 16, and a celebratory toast will be held Feb. 19 in Los Angeles.

The nominees in other categories are:

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR (Film, DVD or TV)

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life / Entertainment One

Cave of Forgotten Dreams / Sundance

Page One: Inside the New York Times / Magnolia Pictures

Pina / IFC Films

We Were Here / Red Flag Releasing

 

LGBT-THEMED DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

Becoming Chaz / World of Wonder

Bill Cunningham New York / First Thought Films

Making the Boys / 4th Row Films

Vito / Automat Pictures

We Were Here / Red Flag Releasing

 

TV MUSICAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving / ABC

Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On / HBO

Glee / Fox

Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour / HBO

The Voice / NBC

 

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Bryan Cranston / Breaking Bad / AMC

Claire Danes / Homeland / Showtime

Jessica Lange / American Story / FX

Kate Winslet / Mildred Pierce / HBO

Madeline Stowe / Revenge / ABC

 

LGBT-THEMED TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

American Horror Story / FX

Happy Endings / ABC

Modern Family / ABC

RuPaul's Drag Race / Logo

True Blood / HBO

 

CAMPY (INTENTIONAL OR NOT) TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

American Horror Story / FX

Hot In Cleveland / TV Land

Revenge / ABC

The A List New York / Logo

True Blood / HBO

 

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Enlightened / HBO

Happy Endings / ABC

Louie / FX

Pan Am / ABC

Parenthood / NBC

Suburgatory  ABC

 

THE WE'RE WILDE ABOUT YOU RISING STAR AWARD

Elizabeth Olsen

Jessica Chastain

Melissa McCarthy

Michael Fassbender

Tom Hardy