Dorian Awards: 'The Favourite' Named Film of the Year

8:00 AM 1/8/2019

by Gregg Kilday

GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, also gave top film acting honors to Ethan Hawke and Olivia Colman.

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The Favourite has been named the Dorian Awards film of the year, it was announced Tuesday by GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. The period film also earned Olivia Colman the Dorian for film performance of the year by an actress and its writers Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara were awarded the screenplay of the year prize.

GALECA, which is composed of more than 200 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally entertainment journalists in the U.S., Canada, Australia and U.K., will celebrate its nominees and winners at an invitation-only Winners Toast on Saturday at the Paley restaurant in Hollywood, with Frank DeCaro, of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and SiriusXM’s The Frank DeCaro Show fame, serving as master of ceremonies. 

Alfonso Cuarón, writer and director of Roma, was cited as director of the year, while the film itself was named foreign language film of the year. 

Ethan Hawke took film performance of the year-actor for his performance in First Reformed. In the supporting film performance categories, the winners were Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk and Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me? The latter film, a fact-based dark comedy about a struggling New York writer who turns to forgery, also was named Dorian Award winner for LGBTQ film of the year. 

On the TV side, FX’s Pose was recognized as TV drama of the year and LGBTQ drama of the year. Its producer Ryan Murphy collected his second Dorian Award win for Wilde Artist of the Year, becoming the first person to win the title twice in GALECA’s 10-year history. Pose's Billy Porter took two Dorians — one for TV performance of the year-actor and a shared win with his co-stars MJ Rodriguez and Our Lady J for their moving rendition of “Home” on the series.  

Pop’s Schitt’s Creek took TV comedy of the year honors as well as unsung TV comedy. 

Awkwafina, the rapper who starred in Crazy Rich Asians, was crowned GALECA’s “We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star, while Australian comic Hannah Gadsby, who made a mark with her own well received Netflix special last year, was named Wilde Wit of the Year. 

Harvey Fierstein took home the timeless star honor, the group’s career achievement award. 

  • Film of the Year

    WINNER The Favourite
    Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    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
    The Favourite
    Love, Simon

  • Foreign Language Film of the Year

    WINNER Roma
    Cold War

  • 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
    Three Identical Strangers

  • LGBTQ Documentary of the Year

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

  • Visually Striking Film of the Year

    WINNER Annihilation
    Black Panther
    The Favourite
    If Beale Street Could Talk

  • Unsung Film of the Year

    WINNER Widows
    The Happy Prince
    We the Animals

  • Campy Film of the Year

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

  • TV Drama of the Year

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

  • TV Comedy of the Year

    WINNER Schitt's Creek
    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

  • 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