'Schitt's Creek' Wins Best Comedy, LGBTQ Show and More at Dorians TV Toast

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'Killing Eve' was recognized in the drama category at Sunday's virtual event presented by GALECA and streamed on queer network Revry.

GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, unveiled the inaugural Dorians TV Toast award winners at a virtual, live-streamed event on Sunday.

Hosted by talk radio personality Karel, the two hour event recognized unique contributions in mainstream TV and featured a slate of stars such as Hugh Jackman, Regina King, Laverne Cox, John Oliver and Billy Porter.

Killing Eve and Schitt's Creek were awarded best TV drama and comedy, respectively, while best LGBTQ TV show also went to Dan Levy's sitcom, which won numerous accolades during the evening. Thanking GALECA for supporting the show from day one, Levy said, "It is a great honor to be recognized by all of you, because, let's be honest, you got good taste." The actor and writer was also recognized with the Wilde Wit award, honoring a performer whose observations "both challenge and amuse."

Fantasy series Watchmen was awarded best limited series and most visually striking show. Accepting the award, creator Damon Lindelof said, "I know the Dorians celebrate all kinds of film and TV shows that don't necessarily need to be LGBTQ-themed, but we take particular pride in the fact that there is a queer character at the very center of Watchmen: Will Reeves."

He continued, "We started this story by asking a simple question: Why would a superhero need to hide their face? If they were truly fighting for justice, the answer seemed obvious: Because the world wasn't ready to see who they really were. And so Watchman became this story about unmasking, about understanding the pain and trauma caused by ignorance and hate."

Hugh Jackman won best TV performance for his role as real-life figure Frank Tassone, a school superintendent who was imprisoned for embezzling over $11 million in 2004, in Bad Education.

Campiest TV show went to Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, which debuted on Netflix earlier this year to wide viewership. The series tells the true story of zoo owner and controversial personality Joe Exotic, who was embroiled in a murder-for-hire plot and subsequently imprisoned.

Dorians TV Toast was streamed on Revry, an inclusive service founded in 2015 to showcase the work of queer content and creators.

Nonprofit organization GALECA was founded in 2004 to celebrate and explore diverse content, and now consists of over 250 entertainment journalists.

View the complete list of winners below.

BEST TV DRAMA

Better Call Saul (AMC)
Killing Eve (BBC America/AMC)
Ozark (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

BEST TV COMEDY

Better Things (FX)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Insecure (HBO)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
The Good Place (NBC)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

BEST TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Bad Education (HBO)
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Mrs. America (FX/Hulu)
Normal People (Hulu)
Watchmen (HBO)

BEST LGBTQ TV SHOW

Bad Education (HBO)
Hollywood (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Vida (Starz)
We’re Here (HBO)
Work in Progress (Showtime)

BEST TV PERFORMANCE - ACTRESS

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America (FX/Hulu)
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me (Netflix)
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America/AMC)
Regina King, Watchmen (HBO)
Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek (Pop)

BEST TV PERFORMANCE - ACTOR

Hugh Jackman, Bad Education (HBO)
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek (Pop)
Paul Mescal, Normal People (Hulu)
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood (Netflix)
Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Hulu)

BEST SUPPORTING TV PERFORMANCE - ACTRESS

Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America (FX/Hulu)
Julia Garner, Ozark (Netflix)
Allison Janney, Bad Education (HBO)
Patti LuPone, Hollywood (Netflix)
Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek (Pop)
Jean Smart, Watchmen (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING TV PERFORMANCE - ACTOR

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
Harvey Guillén, What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek (Pop)
Joe Mantello, Hollywood (Netflix)
Josh O'Connor, The Crown (Netflix)
Jim Parsons, Hollywood (Netflix)

BEST TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Cynthia Erivo, “Stand Up,” 92nd Academy Awards (ABC)
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Music, Music Everywhere!,” John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch (Netflix)
Jennifer Lopez & Shakira, Halftime Show, Super Bowl LIV (Fox)
Janelle Monáe & Billy Porter, Opening Number, 92nd Academy Awards (ABC)
Noah Reid, “Always Be My Baby,” Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMCheer (Netflix)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
Visible: Out on Television (Apple TV+)

BEST UNSUNG TV SHOW

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform)
Gentefied (Netflix)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Mrs. Fletcher (HBO)
One Day at a Time (Pop)
Vida (Starz)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Work in Progress (Showtime)

MOST VISUALLY STRIKING SHOW

Hollywood (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Watchmen (HBO)
Westworld (HBO)

CAMPIEST TV SHOW

AJ and the Queen (Netflix)
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (Netflix)
The Great (Hulu)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (Netflix)

WILDE WIT AWARD (Honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)

Cate Blanchett
Hannah Gadsby
Dan Levy
Trevor Noah
Randy Rainbow