“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.” —Oscar Wilde
GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics honors its picks for the year’s finest in film and television, from mainstream to LGBTQ-focused, via our Dorian Awards—named with a nod to the great and gay wit Oscar Wilde, of course!
GALECA members vote on the Dorian Awards in a purely democratic fashion. All members are encouraged to name their top 3 choices per category in the nominating round, then their sole choice per category in the final round.
The Dorians have no entry process per se. It is up to professional representatives to make sure qualifying films, TV programs and performances are on our membership’s radar.
Please remember that our Dorians go to all types of content, from general to LGBTQ.
Please see “Qualifications” on this site for info on submissions and criteria.
Update: Starting with our 2021 TV awards, we are returning to gender-neutral performance categories.
See our TV awards calendar on the home page.
Dorian TV Awards—categories
Note: Programs made for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, airing June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020 are eligible.
Best TV Drama
Best TV Comedy
Best TV Movie or Limited Series
Best TV Performance
Best Supporting TV Performance
Best TV Musical Performance
Best LGBTQ TV Show
Best Current Affairs Show (talk show or news/informational program)
Best TV Documentary or Documentary Series
Best Unsung TV Show
Best Animated Show
Most Visually Striking TV Show
Best Reality Show
Campiest TV Show
Wilde Wit Award (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
The ‘You Deserve An Award!’ Award (to a uniquely talented TV icon we adore)
Dorian Film Award—categories
Note: Films given a theatrical release in the calendar year are eligible.
Best Film Director
Best Film Performance
Best LGBTQ Film
Best Non-English Language Film *
Best Screenplay (original or adapted)
Best LGBTQ Documentary
Best Supporting Film Performance
Best Unsung Film
‘We’re Wilde About You!’ Rising Star Award
The Wilde Artist Award (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in entertainment)
Timeless Star Award (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
* Category name revised in 2021; if a nation’s official Academy Award ® entry precedes its public release, it is eligible in all relevant Dorian Award film categories per its Academy run only; however, GALECA is not affiliated with A.M.P.A.S.
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