'The Favourite,' 'Pose,' 'Killing Eve' Lead Dorian Award Nominations

8:54 PM 1/3/2019

by Katie Kilkenny

The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, which votes on the annual awards, also announced the host of the Jan. 12 ceremony.

Yorgos Lanthimos' period piece The Favourite, FX's ball-culture musical Pose and BBC America's serial-killer drama Killing Eve lead the list of 2018 nominees for the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics' (GALECA) annual Dorian Awards.

The Favourite nabbed the most film mentions of any title with eight, including for film of the year, director of the year for Lanthimos and film performance of the year – actress for Olivia Colman. Following behind Lanthimos' film was Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk, Alfonso Cuaron's Roma and Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me? with six noms each and A Star Is Born with four.

The awards, voted on by GALECA's over 200 international members, who come from the U.S., Australia, Canada and the U.K., also honor films with LGBTQ themes. Nominated for LGBTQ film of the year by the organization were Boy Erased, Can You Ever Forgive Me?Disobedience, The Favourite and Love, Simon. The Gospel According to Andre, McQueen, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, Studio 54 and Whitney, meanwhile, were nominated for LGBTQ documentary of the year. Nods for campy flick of the year went to Aquaman, Book Club, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, A Simple Favor and Suspiria.

Within GALECA's TV categories, Pose and Killing Eve led their peers with three noms each, with Pose nabbing mentions for TV drama of the year, TV performance of the year – actor for Billy Porter and TV musical performance of the year for Porter, MJ Rodriguez and Our Lady J's "Home," and Killing Eve securing nods for TV drama of the year and TV performance of the year – actress for co-leads Sandra Oh and Jody Comer.

Vying for the artist of the year award, which honors "a truly groundbreaking force in film, stage and/or television," will be Bradley Cooper, Hannah Gadsby, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman and Ryan Murphy.

“We’re thrilled by the strong variety of films and TV performances our diverse group of members has chosen to praise,” Diane Anderson-Minshall, GALECA president and editorial director of The Advocate, said Thursday in a statement. "In a lovely compliment to the Time’s Up movement, several categories, including Wilde Artist of the Year, Wilde Wit of the Year and Rising Star, are dominated by women this year. And it’s inspiring that the majority of our Director of the Year nominees are people of color, including Spike Lee, Barry Jenkins and Alfonso Cuarón.”

"It’s hard to believe this is our 10th go-around of giving out our Dorian Awards,” GALECA’s executive director John Griffiths said in his own statement. “In such oddly combative times, that’s really something to covfefe."

The Society also announced that pop-culture pundit Frank DeCaro will host the show, which is set to take place Saturday at noon at the Paley restaurant in Hollywood's Columbia Square. See the full list of nominees below.

  • Film of the Year

    WINNER The Favourite
    Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Roma
    A Star Is Born

  • Director of the Year

    WINNER Alfonso Cuaron, 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

    WINNER Olivia Colman, The Favourite
    Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
    Toni Collette, Hereditary
    Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
    Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

  • Film Performance of the Year — Actor

    WINNER Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
    Christian Bale, Vice
    Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
    Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
    John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

  • Supporting Film Performance of the Year — Actress

    WINNER Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
    Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
    Emma Stone, The Favourite
    Rachel WeiszThe Favourite
    Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians

  • Supporting Film Performance of the Year — Actor

    WINNER Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Mahershala Ali, Green Book
    Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
    Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
    Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther

  • LGBTQ Film of the Year

    WINNER Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Boy Erased
    Disobedience
    The Favourite
    Love, Simon

  • Foreign Language Film of the Year

    WINNER Roma
    Burning
    Capernaum
    Cold War
    Shoplifters

  • Screenplay of the Year

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

  • Documentary of the Year

    WINNER Won't You Be My Neighbor?
    Free Solo
    RBG
    Shirkers
    Three Identical Strangers

  • LGBTQ Documentary of the Year

    WINNER McQueen
    The Gospel According to Andre
    Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
    Studio 54
    Whitney

  • Visually Striking Film of the Year

    WINNER Annihilation
    Black Panther
    The Favourite
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Roma

  • Unsung Film of the Year

    WINNER Widows
    Colette
    Disobedience
    The Happy Prince
    Tully
    We the Animals

  • Campy Film of the Year

    WINNER A Simple Favor
    Aquaman
    Book Club
    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
    Suspiria

  • TV Drama of the Year

    WINNER Pose
    American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
    The Handmaid's Tale
    Homecoming
    Killing Eve

  • TV Comedy of the Year

    WINNER Schitt's Creek
    Barry
    GLOW
    The Good Place
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • TV Performance of the Year — Actor

    WINNER Billy Porter, Pose
    Darren Criss, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
    Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
    Matthew Rhys, The Americans
    Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

  • TV Performance of the Year — Actress

    WINNER Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
    Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
    Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
    Julia Roberts, Homecoming

  • TV Current Affairs Show of the Year

    WINNER Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
    The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
    The Rachel Maddow Show

  • TV Musical Performance of the Year

    WINNER Billy Porter, MJ Rodriguez and Our Lady J, "Home," Pose
    Adam Lambert, "Believe," 41st Kennedy Center Honors
    Noah Reid, "Simply the Best," Schitt's Creek
    Keala Settle, "This Is Me," 90th Academy Awards
    Sufjan Stevens, "Mystery of Love," 90th Academy Awards

  • LGBTQ TV Show of the Year

    WINNER Pose
    A Very English Scandal
    American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
    Killing Eve
    Queer Eye

  • Unsung TV Show of the Year

    WINNER Schitt's Creek
    The Bisexual
    Dear White People
    The Good Fight
    One Day at a Time

  • Campy TV Show of the Year

    WINNER RuPaul's Drag Race
    American Horror Story: Apocalypse
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
    Queer Eye
    Riverdale

  • We're Wilde About You! Rising Star of the Year

    WINNER Awkwafina
    Elsie Fisher
    Henry Golding
    Indya Moore
    MJ Rodriguez

  • Wilde Wit of the Year

    WINNER Hannah Gadsby
    Samantha Bee
    Kate McKinnon
    John Oliver
    Michelle Wolff

  • Wilde Artist of the Year

    WINNER Ryan Murphy
    Bradley Cooper
    Hannah Gadsby
    Lady Gaga
    Nicole Kidman