“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 TV, 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.
Update: Due to the pandemic’s affect on the industry, we have joined other groups and guilds in extending our consideration period for our Film Dorians. Full-length theatrical releases and digital theatrical releases of January 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021 are eligible.
Note: Movies made expressly for television, including streaming platforms, are not eligible but may be considered for our Dorian TV Awards in autumn 2021.
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. Contact info @ galeca.org for more information.
Deadline for screeners: Friday, January 29
Nomination ballots go out: Tuesday, February 2
Nomination ballots due: Tuesday, February 9 (evening)
Nominations announced and final ballots out: Thursday, February 11
Final ballots due: Monday, February 15 (President’s Day)
Dorian Film Awards winners revealed: Sunday, April 18 via Dorians Film Toast 2021, a recorded TV special on Revry.TV
Please remember that our Dorians go to all types of content, from general to LGBTQ.
Best Film Director
Best Film Performance — Actress
Best Film Performance — Actor
Best LGBTQ Film
Best International Film *
Best Screenplay (original or adapted)
Most Visually Striking Film (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Best LGBTQ Documentary
Best Film Performance — Supporting Actress
Best Film Performance — Supporting Actor
Best Unsung Film
The ‘We’re Wilde About You!’ Rising Star Award
The Wilde Artist Award (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in entertainment)
Timeless Award (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Dorian TV Awards
Programs made for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, airing June to May 31, are eligible.
Best TV Drama
Best TV Comedy
Best TV Movie or Limited Series
Best TV Performance — Actress
Best TV Performance — Actor
Best TV Performance — Supporting Actress
Best TV Performance — Supporting Actor
Best TV Musical Performance
Best LGBTQ TV Show
Best Current Affairs Show (documentary series, talk show or news/informational program)
Best Unsung TV Show
Most Visually Striking TV 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)
* (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. Note: GALECA is not affiliated with A.M.P.A.S.)
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