Dorian Awards: 'Call Me by Your Name' Hailed as Film of the Year

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'Call Me by Your Name'

GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, gave its top acting prizes to Timothee Chalamet and Sally Hawkins.

Call Me by Your Name has been named film of the year by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, which is comprised of more than 200 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and entertainment journalists in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., which announced its Dorian Award winners on Wednesday. The film also earned Timothee Chalamet a Dorian Award as Film Performance of the Year – Actor and as Rising Star. Sally Hawkins was awarded the comparable best actress prize for The Shape of Water.

Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig was named Director of the Year.

Jordan Peele earned Screenplay of the Year for Get Out. Peele was also crowned Wilde Artist of the Year and Wilde Wit of the Year. He shares the latter award with Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.

Meryl Streep was crowned the group’s latest choice for Timeless Star, a career achievement honor.

“Who doesn’t love Meryl Streep outside of non-feminist Donald Trump?” said Diane Anderson-Minshall, GALECA’s president as well as editorial director of The Advocate magazine. “Streep’s latest film, The Post, speaks to her commitment to playing, and supporting, strong women who push for or at least embody the need for equality.”

Added John Griffiths, GALECA’s executive director, "From Sophie’s Choice to Postcards From the Edge, Streep’s an incredibly stirring and affecting actress who transports, delights and nails various accents like no other. I’d say she definitely qualifies as a timeless star — and amid all the headlines about sexual harassment in Hollywood, she’s also a very relevant current voice.” 

God’s Own Country — another love story involving two gay men — won as GALECA's Unsung Film of the Year. The Shape of Water was recognized as Visually Striking Film of the Year. And mother!, Darren Aronofsky’s psychological chiller starring Jennifer Lawrence, was hailed as Campy Flick of the Year.

Among TV categories, HBO’s Big Little Lies took TV Drama of the Year, and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was named TV Comedy of the Year.

A number of the recipients will join the group for GALECA’s annual Winners Toast on Feb. 24 in Beverly Hills. A complete list of winners follows.

FILM OF THE YEAR
Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (FILM OR TELEVISION)
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird – A24  

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight  

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics  

SUPPORTING FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird – A24  

SUPPORTING FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics 

LGBTQ FILM OF THE YEAR
Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics  

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard  

SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR (ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED)
Jordan Peele, Get Out – Universal  

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Faces Places – Cohen Media Group  

VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR
(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight  

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
God's Own Country – Samuel Goldwyn Films  

CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR
mother! – Paramount  

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR
Big Little Lies – HBO

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon 

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies – HBO  

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR -- ACTOR
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return – Showtime 

TV CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW OF THE YEAR
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – TBS 

TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Kate McKinnon, “(Kellyanne) Conway!” Saturday Night Live – NBC 

LGBTQ SHOW OF THE YEAR
RuPaul's Drag Race – VH1

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
American Gods – Starz  

CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Feud: Bette and Joan 

‘WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU!’ RISING STAR AWARD
Timothée Chalamet

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Kate McKinnon   Jordan Peele 

WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jordan Peele  

TIMELESS STAR 
(to a living actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Meryl Streep  

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