The Dorian Film Toast 2021 Nominees Are Here!

The Dorian Film Toast 2021 Nominees Are Here!

Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Announces Dorian Film Award Nominees

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Here are the nominees for the Dorians Film Toast 2021 Awards Help April 18, 2021 on Revry.tv . The Wilde About You Rising Star Award this year is sponsored by Stoli.

Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Announces Dorian Film Award Nominees

Minari and Nomadland Lead with Most Nods, Prom and Wonder Woman 1984 Vie for Campiest Flick

Best Film
First Cow
Minari
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal

Best LGBTQ Film
Ammonite
I Carry You With Me
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Supernova
Uncle Frank
The Boys in the Band

Best Foreign Language Film
Another Round
Bacurau
I Carry You With Me
La Llorona
Minari
Two of Us

Best Director
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Regina King, One Night in Miami

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Eliza Hittman, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version

Best Unsung Film
Driveways
First Cow
Miss Juneteenth
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Shirley
The Assistant
The Forty-Year-Old Version

Best Documentary
Collective
Crip Camp
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Time
Welcome to Chechnya
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

Best LGBTQ Documentary
A Secret Love
Born to Be
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
Welcome to Chechnya

Best Film Performance — Actress
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Nicole Beharie, Miss Juneteenth
Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Film Performance — Actor
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Film Performance — Supporting Actress
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Candice Bergen, Let Them All Talk
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Olivia Colman, The Father
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Film Performance — Supporting Actor
Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night In Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Most Visually Striking Film 
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Mank
Nomadland
Soul
Wolfwalkers

Campiest Flick
Bad Hair
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
The Prom
Wonder Woman 1984

“We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award
Alan S. Kim
Kingsley Ben-Adir
Maria Bakalova
Radha Blank
Sidney Flanigan

Wilde Artist Award (To a Truly Groundbreaking Force in Entertainment)
Chadwick Boseman
Chloe Zhao
Dolly Parton
Elliot Page
Regina King

February 11, 2021—GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, founded in 2009 and now comprised of over 280 professional journalists covering film and television, has announced nominations for its first separate Dorian Film Awards. 

As ever, the Society’s Dorians honor both mainstream and queer titles, but the pandemic necessitated special allowances: Movies given a theatrical or digital theatrical release from January 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021 were considered. Winners will be revealed in the group’s Dorians Film Toast 2021 special set to air on the queer platform Revry on April 18. 

Across 16 categories showing a pleasing range of diversity, the heartfelt Koreans-in-Arkansas drama Minari leads with six Dorian nominations, including Best Film and Best Foreign Language Film (take that, Golden Globes). Following with five nominations is the poetic tragicomedy Nomadland, with nods for lead Frances McDormand, two for director and screenwriter Chloé Zhao, and a shot at Most Visually Striking Film. 

“It’s not a surprise that the films that came out in 2020, one of the country’s most tumultuous years, are fascinating works that feel both deeply personal and subversively political,” says GALECA president Diane Anderson-Minshall. “And I’m thrilled that unlike some other critics groups, our members have not relegated Minari—one of the year’s most quintessentially American films—just to the foreign language category. More than anything, Minari and Nomadland show what it means to live with autonomy and self-direction in America today.”

The Chinese-born Zhao is also up for the group’s Wilde Artist Award alongside actress and acclaimed first-time film director Regina King (One Night in Miami), Dolly Parton, Elliot Page and the late Chadwick Boseman, also honored with a posthumous Best Actor nomination for his dynamic turn in the period drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The Artist accolade, named in honor of GALECA’s patron saint Oscar Wilde, goes to “a truly groundbreaking force in entertainment.” 

Emerald Fennell, writer-director of fellow Best Film contender Promising Young Woman (4 nominations), is a double-nominee herself. Woman’s star Carey Mulligan joins McDormand in the best actress race, alongside Miss Juneteenth’s pageant-mom Nicole Beharie, Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ pregnant teen Sidney Flanigan (also competing for the group’s Rising Star honor), and Viola Davis for her turn as a certain famed blues singer in Ma Rainey’s. McDormand is a past two-time GALECA nominee, while Davis earned a Dorian for her work in 2016’s Fences

Along with Boseman in the Best Actor category are Anthony Hopkins for The Father, Delroy Lindo for director Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, Riz Ahmed for the addiction drama Sound of Metal and Steven Yeun of Minari

Rounding out the Best Film hopefuls are the indie fable First Cow and Metal, with three nominations each. 

In the past, GALECA has named movies such as Moonlight and Carol both best film and best LGBTQ film, but this year the lists for those two categories are completely different. Aiming for best queer film are the Kate Winslet-Saoirse Ronan period romance Ammonite, the fact-based love story I Carry You with Me, the Stanley Tucci-Colin Firth tearjerker Supernova, writer-director Alan Ball’s dry comedy Uncle Frank and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

In the group’s signature Campiest Flick race: Bad Hair, Birds of Prey, Eurovision Song Contest, The Prom and Wonder Woman 1984.  

The winner of the Society’s Timeless Star career achievement award—past recipients include Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, Sir Ian McKellen and Lily Tomlin—will be announced in the group’s April 18 Dorians Film Toast special. GALECA’s previous awards special, Dorians TV Toast 2020 on Revry, hosted by queer broadcasting firebrand Karel, featured tributes to such luminaries as Hugh Jackman, Regina King, Janelle Monáe, Billy Porter, John Oliver, Dan Levy and Damon Lindelof. Presenters included Alex Newell, Margaret Cho, Dave Koz, Josh Thomas and Shangela. The program, and its behind-the-scenes companion half-hour Dorians Dish, can be viewed on Revry.TV. 

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Dorian Awards go to all of film and TV, from mainstream to queer, helping remind bullies, bigots and at-risk youth that the world looks to “the Q eye” for tips on what’s great in movies and shows. After all, how would the world fare without knowing what’s campy? 

A nonprofit professional organization, GALECA consists of over 280 critics and journalists who write for legitimate media outlets in the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. For more info, visit GALECA.org. Support us if you will on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @DorianAwards. And tap your toes to our two theme songs: The cozy “Raise a Glass!” and the spirited “Toast,” performed by The Black Donnellys, at DoriansToast.com. 

Complete list of Dorian Film Awards nominees:

Best Film

FIRST COW

MINARI

NOMADLAND

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

SOUND OF METAL

Best LGBTQ Film

AMMONITE

THE BOYS IN THE BAND 

I CARRY YOU WITH ME

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

SUPERNOVA

UNCLE FRANK

Best Foreign Language Film

ANOTHER ROUND

BACURAU

I CARRY YOU WITH ME

LA LLORONA

MINARI

TWO OF US

Best Director

CHLOÉ ZHAO, NOMADLAND

EMERALD FENNELL, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

KELLY REICHARDT, FIRST COW

LEE ISAAC CHUNG, MINARI

REGINA KING, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

Best Screenplay (original or adapted)

CHLOE ZHAO, NOMADLAND

ELIZA HITTMAN, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

EMERALD FENNELL, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

LEE ISAAC CHUNG, MINARI

RADHA BLANK, THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION

Best Unsung Film 

DRIVEWAYS

FIRST COW

MISS JUNETEENTH

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

SHIRLEY

THE ASSISTANT

Best Documentary

COLLECTIVE

CRIP CAMP

DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD

DISCLOSURE 

TIME

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA

Best LGBTQ Documentary

A SECRET LOVE

BORN TO BE

DISCLOSURE

MUCHO MUCHO AMOR: THE LEGEND OF WALTER MERCADO

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA

Best Film Performance — Actress

CAREY MULLIGAN, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

FRANCES MCDORMAND, NOMADLAND

NICOLE BEHARIE, MISS JUNETEENTH

SIDNEY FLANIGAN, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

VIOLA DAVIS, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

Best Film Performance — Actor 

ANTHONY HOPKINS, THE FATHER

CHADWICK BOSEMAN, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

DELROY LINDO, DA 5 BLOODS

RIZ AHMED, SOUND OF METAL

STEVEN YEUN, MINARI

Best Film Performance — SUPPORTING Actress 

AMANDA SEYFRIED, MANK

CANDICE BERGEN, LET THEM ALL TALK

MARIA BAKALOVA, BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM

OLIVIA COLMAN, THE FATHER

YUH-JUNG YOUN, MINARI

Best Film Performance — SUPPORTING Actor 

CHADWICK BOSEMAN, DA 5 BLOODS

DANIEL KALUUYA, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

LESLIE ODOM JR., ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

PAUL RACI, SOUND OF METAL

SACHA BARON COHEN, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

Most Visually Striking Film 

BIRDS OF PREY: AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN

MANK

NOMADLAND

SOUL

WOLFWALKERS

Campiest Flick

BAD HAIR

BIRDS OF PREY: AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA

THE PROM

WONDER WOMAN 1984

“We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award

ALAN S. KIM

KINGSLEY BEN-ADIR

MARIA BAKALOVA

RADHA BLANK

SIDNEY FLANIGAN

Wilde Artist Award 

(to a truly groundbreaking force in entertainment)

CHADWICK BOSEMAN

CHLOE ZHAO

DOLLY PARTON

ELLIOT PAGE

REGINA KING

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