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What Was the Best Film & TV of 2017? America’s LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Weigh In

After some community sniping about the amount of intimacy (or, more precisely, gay sex) portrayed in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, GALECA — the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (of which, full disclosure, I’m a member) — anointed the film with a leading nine nominations for the organization’s ninth annual Dorian Awards.

Along with its Dorian Awards nomination for Film of the Year, Call Me By Your Name scored nominations for Director of the Year (Film or Television), three acting nods — for Timothée Chalamet (Best Performance of the Year, Actor) and Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg (Supporting Film Performance of the Year, Actor) — and a few others. Though, alas, nothing for the peach.

Call Me By Your Name is not alone on the Dorian Awards film front. It’s joined by Guillermo del Toro’s love fantasy The Shape of Water, Jordan Peele’s prescient horror film Get Out, Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age dramedyLady Bird and the French-language ACT UP drama BPM (Beats Per Minute).

GALECA’s take on the awards season includes nominations for television, documentaries and some categories that are uniquely their own, like the Dorian Awards for Campy Film of the Year, Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) as well as a Timeless Star to be revealed later.

The Dorian Awards winners (including GALECA’s pick for Timeless Star, a career achievement honor), will be announced Jan. 31 with a Los Angeles toast to the winners on Feb. 24.

Here is the full list of this year’s Dorian Awards nominees:

 

FILM OF THE YEAR

BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard
Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
Get Out – Universal
Lady Bird – A24
The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight

 

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (FILM OR TELEVISION)

Sean Baker, The Florida Project – A24
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird – A24
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk – Warner Bros.
Jordan Peele, Get Out – Universal

 

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Fox Searchlight
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya – Neon
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird – A24
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman – Sony Pictures Classics

 

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR

Nahuel Perez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
James Franco, The Disaster Artist – A24
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out – Universal
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – Focus Features

 

SUPPORTING FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTRESS

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound – Netflix
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip – Universal
Allison Janney, I, Tonya – Neon
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird – A24
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother! – Paramount

 

SUPPORTING FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project – A24
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Fox Searchlight
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics

 

LGBTQ FILM OF THE YEAR

BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard
Battle of the Sexes – Fox Searchlight
Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
A Fantastic Woman – Sony Pictures Classics
God’s Own Country – Samuel Goldwyn Films

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard
A Fantastic Woman – Sony Pictures Classics
First They Killed My Father – Netflix
The Square – Magnolia Pictures
Thelma – The Orchard

 

SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR (ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED)

James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
Jordan Peele, Get Out – Universal
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird – A24
Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Fox Searchlight

 

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – Zeitgeist/Kino Lorber
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – Netflix
Faces Places – Cohen Media Group
Jane ­– National Geographic/Abramorama
Kedi – Oscilloscope

 

VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR
(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)

Blade Runner 2049 – Warner Bros.
Call Me by Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
Dunkirk – Warner Bros.
The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
Wonderstruck – Amazon

 

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR

BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard
Beach Rats
God’s Own Country – Samuel Goldwyn Films
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Wonderstruck – Amazon

 

CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR

Baywatch – Paramount
The Disaster Artist – A24
The Greatest Showman – 20th Century Fox
I, Tonya – Neon
mother! – Paramount

 

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR

Big Little Lies – HBO
The Crown – Netflix
Feud: Bette and Joan – FX
The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
Twin Peaks: The Return – Showtime

 

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR

Better Things – FX
GLOW – Netflix
The Good Place – NBC
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon
Will & Grace – NBC

 

TV PEFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS

Clare Foy, The Crown – Netflix
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies – HBO
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan – FX
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies – HBO

 

TV PEFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR

Aziz Ansari, Master of None – Netflix
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us – NBC
Jonathan Groff, Mindhunter – Netflix
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return – Showtime
Alexander Skaarsgard, Big Little Lies – HBO

 

TV CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW OF THE YEAR

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – Comedy Central
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – HBO
Late Night With Seth Meyers – NBC
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – CBS
The Rachel Maddow Show – MSNBC

 

TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Lady Gaga, “God Bless America,” “Born This Way,” etc., Super Bowl LI – Fox
Kate McKinnon, “(Kellyanne) Conway!” Saturday Night Live –NBC
Brendan McCreary, John Mulaney, “I’m Gay,” Big Mouth – Netflix
Pink, “Beautiful Trauma,” American Music Awards – ABC
Sasha Velour, “So Emotional,” RuPaul’s Drag Race – VH1

 

LGBTQ SHOW OF THE YEAR

Difficult People – Hulu
RuPaul’s Drag Race – VH1
Sense8 – Netflix
Transparent – Amazon
Will & Grace – NBC

 

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

American Gods – Starz
Dear White People – Netflix
Difficult People – Hulu
At Home with Amy Sedaris – TruTV
The Leftovers – HBO

 

CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Dynasty
Feud: Betty and Joan
Riverdale
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Will & Grace

 

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

Timothée Chalamet
Harris Dickinson
Tiffany Haddish
Daniel Kaluuya
Daniela Vega

 

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR AWARD
(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)

Samantha Bee
Stephen Colbert
Kate McKinnon
John Oliver
Jordan Peele

 

WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)

Guillermo del Toro
Greta Gerwig
Patty Jenkins
David Lynch
Jordan Peele