LGBTQ critics to reveal award winners at virtual Dorian Film Toast 2021 on Revry Sunday April 18th

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics will reveal its award winners during its first annual Dorians Film Toast special airing Sunday April 18th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on streaming service Revry hosted by Karel, with a pre-show starting at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT.

Presenters set to appear include Lee Daniels, Cheyenne Jackson, Rosanna Arquette, Gabourey Sidibe, Cynthia Nixon, Jharrel Jerome, Rafael Silva, Harmony Valle-Ramirez, Margaret Cho, and Charo who will present the award for Campiest Flick.

National treasure Leslie Jordan will receive the society’s Timeless Star career achievement honor, while writer-director-actress Isabel Sandoval will accept the inaugural GALECA Trailblazer Award.

The organisation, comprising 280 professional journalists, was founded in 2009 with its Dorian Awards in previous years combining television and film. Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari leads with six nominations, including Best Film and Best Foreign Language Film, followed by Nomadland with five nominations, plus that film’s writer-director Chloé Zhao is also in the running for the group’s Wilde Artist Award honouring “a truly groundbreaking force in entertainment”.

Among the LGBTQ+ films that received nominations are the narrative features AmmoniteThe Boys in the BandI Carry You With MeMa Rainey’s Black BottomSupernovaUncle FrankFilippo Meneghetti’s Two of Us, and the documentaries A Secret LoveBorn to Be, and Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado; with Sam Feder’s Disclosure and Welcome to Chechnya receiving nods in both the Best Documentary and Best LGBTQ Documentary categories.

Here’s a complete list of the 2021 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
THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION

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

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Dorians Film Toast 2021 special airs Sunday April 18th at 8pm ET/9pm PT on streaming service Revry.

For more on GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics visit GALECA.org and follow GALECA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram @DorianAwards.

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