GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Dorian Awards Winners Announced!

Posted on March 17, 2022

Darlings, we are pleased and proud to announce the winners of this year’s Dorian Awards, given by the members of GALECA, the LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Association, of which we are two voting members. If you agree with the win, you can thank us; if you disagree with the win, it was probably some other queer’s fault so take it to them. Just kidding! Congrats to all the nominees and winners! You’re all FABULOUS.

 

 

BEST FILM
Drive My Car (Janus)
The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
The Worst Person in the World (Neon)
Tick, Tick… Boom! (Netflix)
West Side Story (20th Century Studios)

 

 

BEST LGBTQ FILM
Benedetta (IFC Films)
Flee (Neon, Participant)
Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures Classics)
Shiva Baby (Utopia)
The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

 

 

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM
Drive My Car (Janus)
Flee (Neon, Participant)
Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Worst Person in the World (Neon)
Titane (Neon)

 

 

BEST UNSUNG FILM
Mass (Bleecker Street)
Passing (Netflix)
Shiva Baby (Utopia)
The Green Knight (A24)
Zola (A24)

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
Julia Ducournau, Titane (Neon)
Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car (Janus Films) (Janus)
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
Denis Villeneuve, Dune (Warner Bros.)

 

 

BEST SCREENPLAY
Drive My Car (Janus) – Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe (adapted)
Passing (Netflix) – Rebecca Hall (adapted)
The Lost Daughter (Netflix) – Maggie Gyllenhaal (adapted)
The Power of the Dog (Netflix) – Jane Campion (adapted)
The Worst Person in the World (Neon) – Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier (original)

 

 

BEST FILM PERFORMANCE
Nicolas Cage, Pig (Neon)
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures Classics)
Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick… Boom! (Netflix)
Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World (Neon)
Simon Rex, Red Rocket (A24)
Kristen Stewart, Spencer (Neon)
Tessa Thompson, Passing (Netflix)

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING FILM PERFORMANCE
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
Robin de Jesús, Tick, Tick… Boom! (Netflix)
Colman Domingo, Zola (A24)
Ann Dowd, Mass (Bleecker Street)
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
Mike Faist, West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
Troy Kotsur, CODA (Apple)
Ruth Negga, Passing (Netflix)
Martha Plimpton, Mass (Bleecker Street)
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Flee (Neon, Participant)
Procession (Netflix)
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It (Roadside Attractions)
Summer of Soul (Searchlight, Hulu)
The Rescue (Greenwich Entertainment, National Geographic)
The Velvet Underground (Apple)

 

 

BEST LGBTQ DOCUMENTARY
Ailey (Neon)
Flee (Neon, Participant)
My Name is Pauli Murray (Amazon Studios)
Pray Away (Netflix)
Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F***er (Kino Lorber, World of Wonder)

 

 

 

MOST VISUALLY STRIKING FILM
Dune (Warner Bros.)
Nightmare Alley (Searchlight)
Passing (Netflix)
The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
Titane (Neon)

 

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Belle (GKids)
Encanto (Disney)
Flee (Neon, Participant)
Luca (Disney)
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Netflix, Sony)

 

 

BEST FILM MUSIC
Dune (Warner Bros.)
Encanto (Disney)
Spencer (Neon)
The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
Tick, Tick… Boom! (Netflix)

 

 

“WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU!” RISING STAR
Ariana DeBose
Alana Haim
Patti Harrison
Jasmin Savoy Brown
Rachel Zegler

 

 

WILDE ARTIST (to a truly groundbreaking force in film, theatre and/or television)
Pedro Almodóvar
Jane Campion
Jennifer Coolidge
Lil Nas X
Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

 

CAMPIEST FLICK
Annette (Amazon Studios)
Cruella (Disney)
House of Gucci (United Artists)
Malignant (Warner Bros.)
Old (Universal)

 

 

TIMELESS STAR (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Rita Moreno

 

GALECA LGBTQIA+ FILM TRAILBLAZER (for creating art that inspires empathy, truth and equity)
Pedro Almodóvar

 

 

[Photo Credit: Netflix, Niko Tavernise/2020 Twentieth Century Fox, Neon, Fabio Lovino/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures]

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