Argo has been named best film of the year by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association. The group’s annual Dorian Awards also included honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, who won film performance of the year – actor for his work in Lincoln, and Anne Hathaway, who took the corresponding prize, film performance of the year – actress, for Les Miserables.
Ira Sach’s account of a gay relationship, Keep the Lights On, was singled out as LGBT Film of the Year, and Eza Miller was the recipient of the group’s We’re Wilde About You Rising Star Award for playing a bullied gay teen in The Perks of Being a Wildflower.
Bernie, starring Jack Black as a murderous funeral home director, was cited as unsung film of the year, and Magic Mike and The Paperboy tied for campy film of the year.
On the TV side, American Horror Story won for TV drama of the year for the second straight year (in a tie with Homeland), and its star Jessica Lange won TV performance of the rear a second time as well. Girls won TV comedy of the year, while Modern Family and The New Normal tied for LGBT TV show of the year. Campy TV show of the year honors went to the biopic Liz & Dick, and the unsung TV show award was given to comedy Happy Endings.
In new categories, GALECA named Ryan Murphy, co-creator of American Horror Story and The New Normal, as Wilde Artist of the Year. And Life of Pi was the group’s pick for visually striking flm of the year.
The complete list of Dorian Award winners is follows.
GAY AND LESBIAN ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS ASSOCIATION DORIAN AWARD WINNERS
FILM OF THE YEAR
Argo (Warner Bros.)
FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis / Lincoln (DreamWorks/Touchstone)
FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway / Les Miserables (Universal)
LGBT FILM OF THE YEAR
Keep the Lights On (Music Box)
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
How to Survive a Plague (Sundance Selects)
VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Life of Pi (Fox)
CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR — (TIE)
Magic Mike (Warner Bros.)
The Paperboy (Millennium)
UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR — (TIE)
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR
TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR
Damian Lewis / Homeland (Showtime)
TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Jessica Lange / American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Jennifer Hudson, Tribute to Whitney Houston, The Grammys (CBS)
LGBT TV SHOW OF THE YEAR — (TIE)
Modern Family (ABC)
The New Normal (NBC)
CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Liz & Dick (Lifetime)
UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Happy Endings (ABC)
TV OR MOVIE TITLE OF THE YEAR
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 (ABC)
WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU (NEWCOMER AWARD)
WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theatre and/or television)Ryan Murphy
TIMELESS AWARD (previously announced) (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Sir Ian McKellen