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  1. 2017 DORIAN AWARDS TIMELINE (Revised)

    Screenings Deadline
    Saturday, December 31, 2016

    Nomination Ballots Out to Members
    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    Nomination Ballots Due
    Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Nominations Announced / Final Ballots Out to Members
    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Final Ballots Due
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    GALECA 2016 Dorian Award Winners Announced
    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    GALECA 6th Annual Winners Toast:
    Hollywood, Saturday afternoon, February 18, 2017 (TENTATIVE)

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    Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Announce 2016-17 Film and TV Dorian Award Nominations

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017—HOLLYWOOD, CA The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, comprised of over 170 reputable film/TV critics and entertainment journalists across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., today revealed its nominees for the best in film and television of 2016. 

    The selections come across 24 categories, from mainstream to LGBTQ-focused, with 20th Century Women and The Lobster among the titles in the varied movie races. 

    Among show nominees on the TV side: Black Mirror, The People v. O.J., London Spy and Looking: The Movie. 

    Performers earning Dorian nominations include Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, Viola Davis (two nods) and a Rising Star placement for Stranger Things’ find Millie Bobby Brown. Carrie Fisher was nominated posthumously in GALECA’s Wilde Wit of the Year category. 

    “Our members showed a true interest in attitude, fire and meaningfulness in their Dorian nominations this year,” GALECA John Griffiths, GALECA president and Television Critic for Us Weekly. “I’m so proud to be part of this passionate, supportive and richly diverse bunch of film and TV experts.“ 

    GALECA exists to bolster LGBTQ entertainment journalists as well as remind the world, and our at-risk youth, that “the gays” have a unique cultural history of putting great movies and TV shows on the trending list. Categories run the gamut, from Visually Striking Film to TV Current Affairs Show. Equally eclectic are the group’s choices: Since its inception in 2009, GALECA’s Film of the Year winners alone include Carol, Boyhood, 12 Years a Slave, Argo, Weekend, I Am Love and A Single Man. 

    GALECA’s Timeless Star honor, the organization’s affectionate career-achievement honor, this year goes to screenwriter, director and bon vivant/enfant terrible John Waters. Past Timeless picks include Sir Ian McKellen, George Takei, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. 

    This year’s Dorian winners will be announced Thursday, January 26. 

    The group’s annual Winners Toast, honoring a select group of 2016-17 winners, is set for Saturday afternoon, February 18, in Los Angeles. Over the years, GALECA toasts have a welcomed a variety of Dorian winners or their ambassadors, including Oscar-nominated Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy, Orange is the New Blackstar Lea DeLaria, Transparent actresses Melora Hardin and Alexandra Billings, and revered marriage rights activists Jeff Carrillo and Paul Katami.

    COMPLETE LIST OF GALECA 2016/17 DORIAN AWARDS NOMINEES: 

    Film of the Year
    Jackie (Fox Searchlight)
    La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)
    Manchester by the Sea (Roadside/Amazon Studios)
    Moonlight (A24)
    20th Century Women (A24)

    Director of the Year
    (Film or Television)

    Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (A24)
    Pablo Larraín, Jackie (Fox Searchlight)
    Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea (Roadside/Amazon Studios)
    Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios)
    Damien Chazelle, La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)

    Film Performance of the Year — Actress
    Annette Bening, 20th Century Women (A24)
    Viola Davis, Fences (Paramount)
    Isabelle Huppert, Elle (Sony Classics)
    Emma Stone, La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)
    Natalie Portman, Jackie (Fox Searchlight)

    Film Performance of the Year — Actor
    Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (Roadside/Amazon Studios)
    Mahershala Ali, Moonlight (A24)
    Ryan Gosling, La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)
    Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight (A24)
    Denzel Washington, Fences (Paramount)

    LGBTQ Film of the Year
    Being 17 (Strand)
    Closet Monster (Strand)
    Moonlight (A24)
    Other People (Vertical)
    The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios)

    Foreign Language Film of the Year
    Elle (Sony Classics)
    Neruda (The Orchard)
    The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios)
    Things to Come (Sundance Selects)
    Toni Erdmann (Sony Pictures Classics)

    Screenplay of the Year
    Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (A24)
    Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster (A24)
    Damien Chazelle, La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)
    Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea (Roadside/Amazon Studios)
    Mike Mills, 20th Century Women (A24)

    Documentary of the Year
    (theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)
    I Am Not Your Negro (Magnolia)
    O.J. Made in America (ESPN Films)
    13th (Netflix)
    Tickled (Magnolia)
    Weiner (Sundance Selects/Showtime)

    Visually Striking Film of the Year
    Arrival (Paramount)
    Jackie (Fox Searchlight)
    La La Land (Lionsgate)
    Moonlight (A24)
    The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios)

    Unsung Film of the Year
    American Honey (A24)
    Captain Fantastic (Bleecker Street)
    Christine (The Orchard)
    Other People (Vertical)
    Sing Street (The Weinstein Company)

    Campy Film of the Year
    Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Fox Searchlight)
    King Cobra (IFC Midnight)
    Nocturnal Animals (Focus Features)
    The Dressmaker (Broadgreen/Amazon Studios)
    The Neon Demon (Broadgreen/Amazon Studios)

    TV Drama of the Year
    Black Mirror (Netflix)
    Game of Thrones (HBO)
    Stranger Things (Netflix)
    The Crown (Netflix)
    The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
    Westworld (HBO)

    TV Comedy of the Year
    Atlanta (FX)
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
    Insecure (HBO)
    Transparent (Amazon)
    Veep (FX)

    TV Performance of the Year — Actor
    Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)
    Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
    Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)
    Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
    Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)

    TV Performance of the Year — Actress
    Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
    Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
    Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson (FX)
    Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (Netflix)

    TV Current Affairs Show of the Year
    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
    The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
    Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

    TV Musical Performance of the Year
    Beyonce, "Lemonade,” MTV Video Music Awards (MTV)
    Kelly Clarkson, “Piece by Piece,” American Idol (Fox)
    Lady Gaga - “Til It Happens to You,” The 88th Academy Awards (ABC)
    Jennifer Hudson, “I Know Where I’ve Been,” Hairspray Live! (NBC)
    Kate McKinnon “Hallelujah,” Saturday Night Live (NBC)

    LGBTQ TV Show of the Year
    Looking: The Movie (HBO)
    Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
    RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars (Logo)
    The Real O'Neals (ABC)
    Transparent (Amazon)

    Unsung TV Show of the Year
    Fleabag (Amazon)
    Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
    London Spy (BBC America)
    Please Like Me (Pivot)
    The Real O'Neals (ABC)

    Campy TV Show of the Year
    Finding Prince Charming (Logo)
    Fuller House (Netflix)
    Hairspray Live! (NBC)
    RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars (Logo)
    Scream Queens (Fox)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox)

    We’re Wilde About You! Rising Star of the Year
    Millie Bobby Brown
    Lucas Hedges
    Connor Jessup
    Ruth Negga
    Trevante Rhodes

    Wilde Wit of the Year
    (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
    Samantha Bee
    Carrie Fisher
    Bill Maher
    Kate McKinnon
    John Oliver

    Wilde Artist of the Year
    (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)
    Beyonce
    Viola Davis
    Barry Jenkins
    Kate McKinnon
    Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Timeless Star (winner announced January 12, 2017)
    (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
    John Waters

    • • • • • • •

    Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name
    Ten Best Actresses of All Time

    Group’s 160-plus members give thanks for an array of impressive women and unforgettable performances

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – Hollywood, Ca.: The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, found at GALECA.or and @DorianAwards, today announced its members’ collective picks for the organization’s latest “Ten Best” list: GALECA’s Ten Best Actresses of All Time. 

    The 160-plus members of GALECA, a nonprofit group comprised of professional film and TV critics and entertainment journalists in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., were each asked to name their 10 choices for the finest female actors throughout the history of film and television, without ranking the stars. The actresses with the most mentions are noted below.

    Note: Actresses who did not make the top 10 here but came closest among the 100 or so listed by members include Joan Crawford, Judi Dench, Sally Field, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Lange, Helen Mirren, Elizabeth Taylor and Kate Winslet.

    The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association’s Ten Best Actresses of All Time (again, in alphabetical order) are:

    Ingrid Bergman: The Swedish star is best known to your average Joe as misty-eyed Ilsa in Casablanca, but Bergman devotees know that she starred in many more, including a trio of Hitchcock films and George Cukor’s stellar thriller Gaslight. Bergman is also responsible for another gift to cinema: her daughter, actress Isabella Rossellini. 

    Cate Blanchett: Whether she’s playing a tortured 16th-century monarch or having clandestine glove lunches in 1952, Cate Blanchett radiates. She’s the kind of actress that demands your attention, and you gratefully give it. She’s picked up a host of Oscar and/or Golden Globe nominations (and a few wins) for her stunning performances in such modern classics as Elizabeth, Blue Jasmine and Carol (the latter two also earned her GALECA Dorian Awards).

    Bette Davis: The grande dame of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Bette Davis commanded attention with her striking visage and powerful performances in films like All About Eve, The Little Foxes and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Davis’ off-camera battles with costar Joan Crawford in the latter fuel the upcoming TV series Feud). But from the get-go, she was blazing trails as one of filmdom’s most distinct, eye-expressive actresses.

    Viola Davis: Bette’s not the only Ms. Davis to stand out on the screen (big or small). This Juilliard-trained powerhouse has shown there’s no role she can’t conquer, winning two Tonys, two Oscar nominations (for Doubt and The Help) and, finally, like Stanwyck, an Emmy. That parade of awards will only keep growing as she lends her trademark thoughtfulness to more juicy roles like her current one as Annalise Keating in TV’s How to Get Away With Murder.

    Jane Fonda: Fonda (a GALECA Timeless Star career-achievement honoree) may have come from Hollywood royalty, but she’s been paving her own way with intelligence and subversive wit since the sixties. Be it in the daring crime thriller Klute, feminist office comedy 9 to 5 to or gray-haired sitcom Grace and Frankie, Fonda is a nervy, magnetic presence. And few actresses have such a knack for shedding light on important issues with her brave performances. Witness her Oscar-winning turn in Coming Home.

    Katharine Hepburn: Few actresses, or actors, have the sort of self-possessed presence that came so naturally to Kate Hepburn. Even after her early success in was deemed a flash in the pan by the 1940s, she showed that talent and a hell of a lot of moxie can’t be quashed. Hepburn picked up three of her four Oscars later in life (see On Golden Pond), working until the age of 87. Her dedication to her art and her iconoclastic personal style translate to indelible.

    Isabelle Huppert: The French-born Cannes’ darling Huppert has been making waves in the film industry for over 40 years now, with no signs of slowing down. Her haunting performance in 2001’s The Piano Teacher may be her best known work in the U.S., but the BAFTA- and Cesar-winning chameleon has over 50 films under her belt, a testament to her status as one of the world’s most spectacularly natural acting talents. See her cast a spell in the current drama Elle.

    Julianne Moore: Moore has the makings of a modern legend. She landed on the radar with her high of a performance in 1997’s Boogie Nights and she’s been building a noticeably meaty list of credits ever since. Her subtle and natural style has made her a household name and a favorite during Academy Awards season (and she won a GALECA Dorian Award for Still Alice). While Moore is usually cast in dramas like the heart-wrenching The End of the Affair, her comedic timing in The Big Lebowski is proof she has the chops to do it all.

    Barbara Stanwyck: The stunningly "real” Stanwyck rose from a childhood filled with poverty and strife to become one of early Hollywood’s most dynamic actresses. The former Ziegfeld Follies dancer elicited tears in Stella Dallas, mesmerized in the noir classic Double Indemnity and delighted in the screwball comedy The Lady Eve. “Missy” later turned heads in television, winning three Emmys, including one for her gutsy performance in The Thorn Birds.

    Meryl Streep: Enigmatic, brilliant, timeless. Meryl Streep’s career is as varied as can be, with Oscar-winning performances in The Iron Lady (which also earned her GALECA’s Dorian Award), Sophie’s Choice and Kramer vs. Kramer to fun frolics in films like Mamma Mia and The Devil Wears Prada. Streep completely loses herself in her roles, making her not only fascinating, but (shhh) GALECA’s number-one Best Actress of All Time.

    • • • • •

    Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics
    Fete Carol and Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy at
    Annual Winners Toast

    Transparent, Grace and Frankie Cast Members
    Discuss Their Awarded Shows  

    MONDAY MARCH 7, 2016 - HOLLYWOOD, CA Members of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, comprised of nearly 150 entertainment journalists nationwide, gathered Sunday in Los Angeles to celebrate their 2015 Dorian Award winners across film and TV. 

    GALECA’s top titles and performances of the year were announced January 19, but the group eschews the award show format for an afternoon party where select winners enjoy champagne and some lighthearted questions before the crowd at its annual Winners Toast. 

    This year, Oscar nominee Phyllis Nagy, presented her Dorian Award for Screenplay of the Year for Carol, was asked by GALECA Board Member Trish Bendix (AfterEllen) about adapting novelist Patricia Highsmith’s classic lesbian romance for the screen. “Retaining the novel’s sense of mystery” was key, said Nagy. 

    The writer also noted that the film, an international success, seemed to ruffle feathers in some circles. “Hollywood still isn’t used to seeing strong lesbian characters. Carol is a woman who knows what she wants,” Nagy said of the determined divorcee (Cate Blanchett) who intrigues younger Therese (Rooney Mara) in 1950s New York. 

    GALECA obviously responded to the film — Bendix and the organization’s president, John Griffiths (Us Weekly), had to jump in to help Nagy pose with Carol’s five awards in all. The movie, hailed by GALECA as a work “of precise beauty and huge emotional impact,” also had won Film of the Year, LGBTQ Film of the Year, Director of the Year - Todd Haynes and Film Performance of the Year - Actress for Blanchett.

    Alexandra Billings, the groundbreaking transgender actress who costars on Amazon’s Transparent, accepted that show’s awards for TV Comedy of the Year, LGBTQ TV Show of the Year and TV Performance of the Year - Actor (Jeffrey Tambor). Billings, asked about her place as the first transgender performer to play a transgender character in a TV production, had fun roasting that turn in 2005’s Romy and Michelle: In the Beginning. The comedy prequel was “awful!” Billings had higher praise for her current gig, in which she plays Davina, a warm transgender woman who helps show Tambor’s character Maura transition. Transparent is “funny because it’s real and true. And [creator] Jill Soloway is a nut!”

    Accepting on behalf of Jane Fonda for the Grace and Frankie’s star’s Timeless Award — GALECA’s career achievement honor previously given to the likes of Sir Ian McKellen — her sitcom costar Baron Vaughn raved about the legendary actress’s “approachable” charms and professionalism. 

    On the Netflix hit, about the unlikely friendship between fastidious Grace (Fonda) and aging hippy Frankie (Lily Tomlin) and their suddenly out husbands, Vaughn plays Tomlin’s adopted son Bud. “When I’m in scenes with Jane and Lily, I’m thinking I’m basically the new Dolly Parton,” quipped Vaughn, referencing a certain Fonda/Tomlin/Parton comedy classic. 

    Other swells attending GALECA’s Hasty Pudding-esque Toast, held at Wilde Wine Bar and Restaurant in Los Angeles, were actor Jason Stuart (Unsung Film of the Year winner Tangerine and the upcoming The Birth of a Nation), rising star Corey Craig (Pee Wee’s Big Holiday) and reality star/actor Massimo Dobrovic (Euros of Hollywood). The afternoon was capped by Natalie Denise Sperl of the L.A. rock band Kill My Coquette, who sang a tribute to the late David Bowie. 

    • • • • •

    Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Announces 2015/16 Dorian Award Film and TV Winners

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016 - HOLLYWOOD, CA — The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, comprised of over 130 professional critics and entertainment journalists nationwide, today released its choices for the best in movies and television of 2015.

    This year, the 1950s-set lesbian romance Carol surprised with a rare GALECA sweep, with wins for Film of the Year, Director of the Year (Todd Haynes), Screenplay of the year (Phyllis Nagy) and LGBTQ Film of the Year. In addition, Cate Blanchett, star of the ‘50s-set lesbian romance, earned Film Performance of the Year — Actress for her titular turn. Haynes also was also hailed as Wilde Artist of the Year (named for the group’s patron saint Oscar Wilde). As for Film Performance of the Year — Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant prevailed. Blanchett previously won a Dorian Award for Blue Jasmine.

    Director Sean Baker’s Tangerine, the drama of a clique of transgender women navigating the mean streets of Hollywood, took Unsung Film of the Year, while George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road was deemed Visually Striking Film of the Year. Amy, the unvarnished account of the rise and fall of soulful singer Amy Winehouse, won Documentary of the Year.

    In television categories, Fargo and Orange is the Black tied for TV Drama of the Year. Transparent won again for TV Comedy of the Year, with star Jeffrey Tambor winning his second Dorian as well for TV Performance of the Year — Actor. Empire’s Taraji P. Henson was victorious in the Actress category (her series landed as Campy TV Show of the Year).

    Taking a stand in less traditional categories, GALECA members chose edgy comic and society button-pusher Amy Schumer (Trainwreck, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer) as Wilde Wit of the Year. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won TV Current Affairs Show of the Year. Campy Flick victor: Magic Mike XXL.

    GALECA’s annual, Hasty Pudding-esque Winners Toast is set for Sunday, March 6, in Los Angeles. Past GALECA toasts have drawn Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria, Transparent’s Melora Hardin, famed marriage rights activists Jeff Carrillo and Paul Katami, The Comeback’s Robert Michael Morris and trailblazing actor Wilson Cruz.

    The week previous, GALECA added actress Jane Fonda — veteran star of the film classics Klute, Coming Home and  9 to 5 as well as the past year’s Youth and ongoing Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie — to their Timeless Star list. Previous winners of this career achievement kudos are Sir Ian McKellen, George Takei, Betty White, Chloris Leachman and Fonda’s Grace costar Lily Tomlin.

    Full list of winners (with nominees) here:

    GALECA 2015/16 DORIAN AWARDS (WINNERS IN BOLD)

    FILM OF THE YEAR

    The Big Short / Paramount, Regency
    Brooklyn / Fox Searchlight
    • Carol / The Weinstein Company
    Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros., Village Roadshow
    Spotlight / Open Road, Participant, First Look

    DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 

    (Film or Television)
    Sean Baker, Tangerine / Magnolia Pictures
    • Todd Haynes, Carol / The Weinstein Company
    Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, The Revenant / Fox
    Tom McCarthy, Spotlight / Open Road, Participant, First Look
    George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros., Village Roadshow

    PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTRESS

    • Cate Blanchett, Carol / The Weinstein Company
    Brie Larson, Room / A24
    Rooney Mara, Carol / The Weinstein Company
    Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years / Sundance Selects
    Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn / Fox Searchlight

    PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTOR

    Matt Damon, The Martian / Fox
    • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant / Fox
    Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs / Universal
    Tom Hardy, Legend / Universal, Cross Creek
    Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl / Focus, Working Title

    LGBTQ FILM OF THE YEAR

    • Carol / The Weinstein Company
    The Danish Girl / Focus, Working Title
    Freeheld / Summit
    Grandma / Sony Pictures Classics
    Tangerine / Magnolia Pictures

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

    The Assassin / Central Motion Pictures, Well Go USA
    Mustang / Cohen Media Group
    Phoenix / Sundance Selects
    • Son of Saul / Sony Pictures Classics
    Viva / Magnolia Pictures

    SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR

    Emma Donoghue, Room / A24
    • Phyllis Nagy, Carol / The Weinstein Company
    Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short / Paramount, Regency
    Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, Spotlight / Open Road, Participant, First Look
    Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs / Universal

    DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
    (theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)

    • Amy / A24
    Best of Enemies / Magnolia Pictures, Magnet
    Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief / HBO
    Making a Murderer / Netflix
    What Happened, Miss Simone? / Netflix

    VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR
    (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)

    Carol / The Weinstein Company
    The Danish Girl / Focus, Working Title
    • Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros., Village Roadshow
    The Martian / Fox
    The Revenant / Fox

    UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR

    The Diary of a Teenage Girl / Sony Pictures Classics
    Ex Machina / A24
    Grandma / Sony Pictures Classics
    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl / Fox Searchlight
    • Tangerine / Magnolia

    CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR

    The Boy Next Door
    Fifty Shades of Grey
    • Magic Mike XXL
    Jupiter Ascending
    Stonewall

    TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR (TIE)

    • Fargo / FX
    The Leftovers / HBO
    Mad Men / AMC
    Mr. Robot / USA
    • Orange is the New Black / Netflix

    TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR

    Grace and Frankie / Netflix
    Master of None / Netflix
    • Transparent / Amazon
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt / Netflix
    Veep / HBO

    TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTOR

    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt / Netflix
    Jon Hamm, Mad Men / AMC
    Rami Malek, Mr. Robot / USA
    • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent / Amazon
    Justin Theroux, The Leftovers / HBO

    TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTRESS

    Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder / ABC
    Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie / Netflix
    • Taraji P. Henson, Empire / Fox
    Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones / Netflix
    Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie / Netflix

    TV CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW OF THE YEAR

    Anderson Cooper 360 / CNN
    The Daily Show / Comedy Central
    • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver / HBO
    The Rachel Maddow Show / MSNBC
    Real Time with Bill Maher / HBO

    LGBTQ TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

    Grace and Frankie / Netflix
    Looking / HBO
    Orange is the New Black / Netflix
    Sense8 / Netflix
    • Transparent / Amazon

    UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

    Broad City / Comedy Central
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend / CW
    Getting On / HBO
    • Looking / HBO
    UnReal / Lifetime

    TV MUSICAL MOMENT OF THE YEAR

    - Adele: “Hello / ” Adele Live in New York City / NBC
    • Aretha Franklin: “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors / CBS
    - Lady Gaga: The Sound of Music 50th anniversary tribute, 87th Annual Academy Awards / ABC
    - Sydney Lucas and the Cast of Fun Home: “Ring of Keys” 69th Annual Tony Awards / CBS
    - John Legend and Common: “Glory” (Original song nominee, Selma): 87th Annual Academy Awards / ABC

    CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

    American Horror Story: Hotel
    • Empire
    How to Get Away with Murder
    Scream Queens
    Sense8

    “WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU!” RISING STAR AWARD

    Rami Malek
    Kitana Kiki Rodriguez
    Mya Taylor
    Jacob Tremblay
    • Alicia Vikander

    WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR 

    (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
    Billy Eichner
    Rachel Maddow
    Tig Notaro
    John Oliver
    • Amy Schumer

    WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)

    Andrew Haigh
    • Todd Haynes
    Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Tig Notaro
    Amy Schumer

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

    Jane Fonda (previously announced)

    GALECA’S MISSION

    GALECA, an established 501 C-6 nonprofit, aims to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, champion constructive film and TV criticism and elevate entertainment journalism as a whole. Via panels, screenings, events and its occasional “Ten Best” lists, GALECA also strives to remind the world that the LGBTQ-munity has a significant history of helping improve pop culture at large. After all, how would the world fare without knowing what’s campy?

    Follow GALECA on Twitter!

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  1. GALECA is comprised of professional critics, journalists and editors who cover the worlds of film and/or TV on an active basis for legitimate media outlets — from broad-appealing to LGBTQ-centric — in the United States, Canada and the U.K.   

    Our members write or report for national print and online outlets such as the Associated Press, Autostraddle, Buzzfeed, The Daily Beast, Esquire, Entertainment Tonight, Slate, The Hollywood Reporter, Out, TV Guide, Vanity Fair, Variety and Us Weekly; radio entities including BBC 2 and KGO FM San Francisco; TV outlets like CNN and local NBC and ABC affiliates; and regionals such as The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times and South Florida Gay News.

    Current roster and Advisory Board members (noted further below):

    THOMAS ABELTSHAUSER
    Winq, German GQ

    RYAN ADAMS
    Awards Daily

    DAN ALLEN
    NBC Out, Westways, Passport

    TRE’VELL ANDERSON 
    The Los Angeles Times

    ERIC ANDERSSON
    Us Weekly

    ERIK ANDERSON
    AwardsWatch

    DIANE ANDERSON-MINSHALL
    The Advocate, Plus Magazine

    J.W. ARNOLD
    South Florida Gay News

    SEAN AU
    KTSF-TV, Edge San Francisco

    FRANK J. AVELLA (East Coast and Studios Liaison) 
    Edge, New York Cool

    CHRIS AZZOPARDI
    ET Online, Q Syndicate

    BRANTLEY BARDIN (Secretary)
    CBS Watch

    TIM BAROS (U.K. Liaison) 
    The Entertainment Website, Pride Life, The Gay UK, Here is the City

    JUAN BARQUIN
    Miami New Times, Dim The House Lights

    NICHOLAS BELL
    IonCinema

    TRISH BENDIX (Director of Women’s Outreach)
    Go

    RIESE BERNARD
    Autostraddle

    MANUEL BETANCOURT
    Esquire, The Film Experience, Remezcla, Film Comment

    MARCIE BIANCO
    Mic, Curve, Vanity Fair, Women’s Media Center

    CARSON BLACKWELDER
    InStyle, IMDB

    CHARLES KAREL BOULEY
    Karel: Life in Segments (TV), The Karel Cast (radio), The Huffington Post

    MATT BRENNAN
    IndieWire

    EVAN BURKE
    E! News

    MICHAEL CALLERI
    Niagara Gazette, WECK AM/FM (Buffalo), Buffalo Alternative Press

    NIGEL CAMPBELL
    Instinct

    BRIAN T. CARNEY
    The Washington Blade

    CHRIS CARPENTER (Vice President)
    Rage Monthly (California), MovieDearest, Long Beach Gazettes

    CHRISTINE CHAMPAGNE
    Fast Company/Co-Create, Emmy 

    CHRIS EGGERTSEN
    Birth Movies Death, etc.

    DAN CLARENDON
    Wetpaint

    JACOB CLIFTON
    The Austin Chronicle

    RICHARD CLINE
    BBC Radio, Heat, Shadows On The Wall

    TYLER COATES
    Esquire

    JIM COLUCCI
    CBS Watch

    JACKSON COOPER
    Watch Mojo

    DANIELA COSTA
    Gay Vegas, NBC Out

    CHLOE CURRAN
    Curve

    ANDREW DAVIS
    Windy City Times

    FRANK DECARO
    Freelance

    MANNY DELA ROSA
    KMIR/NBC, MIX 100.5 (Palm Springs), The Filipino Channel, Out-TV

    JILL DOLAN
    The Feminist Spectator

    GLENN DUNKS
    Junkee, The Big Issue, SameSame, Metro (Australia)

    NED EHRBAR
    CBS News

    ALICIA ELER
    DailyDot, MEL, Maxim, L.A. Weekly

    MURTADA ELFADL
    The Film Experience

    JON ESPINO
    The Young Folks

    JOHN ESTHER (Community Outreach Coordinator)
    Lesbian News, URChicago, Cineaste

    KEVIN FALLON
    The Daily Beast

    JIM FARMER
    The Georgia Voice, Project Q Atlanta

    LAWRENCE FERBER
    New York Post, Queerty, OutSmart Texas

    TOM FITZGERALD
    TomAndLorenzo, The Daily Beast

    BRIAN FORMO
    Collider

    WHITNEY FRIEDLANDER
    Variety, Complex, Esquire

    TOPHER GAUK-ROGER
    CNN

    BRIAN GIANELLI
    Xfinity

    TED GIDEONSE
    San Diego LGBT Weekly

    MATTHEW GILBERT
    The Boston Globe

    TRACY E. GILCHRIST
    Pride . com

    ED GONZALEZ
    Slant

    JOHN GRIFFITHS (President)
    Us Weekly, Emmy 

    PAUL HAGEN
    Metrosource Magazine

    JIM HALTERMAN
    TV Guide Magazine / Insider

    JONATHAN HANDEL
    The Hollywood Reporter

    DENNIS HENSLEY
    Dennis Anyone? podcast

    JAMES PATRICK HERMAN
    Verge, ET Online, Out

    KIM HOFFMAN
    Curve, PQ Monthly

    HEATHER HOGAN
    Autostraddle

    DAMIAN HOLBROOK
    TV Guide Magazine

    KIRBY HOLT
    MovieDearest, The Queer Online Database (QuOD)

    STEPHAN HORBELT
    Unicorn Booty

    TIM ISAAC
    Big Gay Picture Show, MovieMuser

    MATTHEW JACOBS
    The Huffington Post

    MARK JAMES
    FilmSchoolRejects, Film International

    RYAN JAY
    NBC Milwaukee, Premiere Networks, Ryan Jay Reviews

    REN JENDER
    The Village Voice

    MERRYN JOHNS
    Curve

    ARNOLD WAYNE JONES
    Dallas Voice, Out North Texas

    STACIA JONES
    Next Projection

    BRANDON JUDELL
    The Huffington Post

    JOSEPH KAPSCH
    TooFab

    JOHN R. KENNEDY
    Pop Goes the News, iHeartRadio Canada

    JEN KILCHENMANN
    Front Row Reviews

    KRISTEN YOONSOO KIM
    Freelance

    LOREN KING
    The Boston Globe, Boston Spirit Magazine, Provincetown Banner

    JEREMY KINSER (Membership Officer)
    New Now Next, Palm Springs Life, Dujour

    YASMIN KLEINBART
    Fangirlish, The Young Folks

    JAMES KLEINMANN
    Gaydio (U.K.), BBC 2

    PETER KNEGT
    CBC Arts (Canada)

    RICHARD KNIGHT JR.
    Chicago Tribune, Windy City Times

    STACY LAMBE
    ET Online

    DERRIK LANG
    The Associated Press

    RYAN LATTANZIO
    AFI . com 

    RICHARD LAWSON
    Vanity Fair

    MICHAEL CIDONI LENNOX
    The Associated Press

    EMANUEL LEVY
    Emanuel Levy Cinema 24/7, many film-book titles

    BENJAMIN LINDSAY
    Backstage, Vanity Fair, Interview

    DAN LOUGHRY
    Frontiers LA

    WESLEY LOVELL
    CinemaSight

    ADAM LUBITOW
    City Newspaper (Rochester, NY)

    DREW MACKIE
    KCET L.A.

    MARC MALKIN
    E! News

    LORENZO MARQUEZ
    TomAndLorenzo, The Daily Beast

    JOEL MARTENS
    Rage Monthly (California)

    MIKE MCCLELLAND
    SpectrumCulture

    KILIAN MELLOY
    Edge Boston

    KIP MOONEY
    College Movie Review, Central Track (Dallas)

    LARRY MURRAY
    Broadway World, Berkshire On Stage

    RANDY MYERS
    San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune

    APRIL NEALE
    Monsters & Critics

    JETHRO NEDEDOG
    Business Insider

    ROBERT NESTI
    Edge Media Network

    KEVIN O’KEEFFE
    Mic 

    ROB OWEN
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tribune News Service

    REBECCA PAHLE
    Film Journal International, Pajiba, Mental Floss

    LOUIS PEITZMAN
    BuzzFeed

    DEGEN PENER
    The Hollywood Reporter

    DANA PICCOLI
    The Mary Sue, The Portalist

    GLENN PLASKIN
    Freelance

    JERRY PORTWOOD
    Rolling Stone

    MICHAEL PRIEVE
    Celebuzz, SocialiteLife

    STEVE PRIDE (Acting Treasurer)
    IMRU Radio Magazine (KPFK LA), This Way Out syndicated radio program

    KRISTY PUCHKO
    Nerdist, Pajiba

    EBONI RAFUS
    For Harriet

    ADAM RATHE
    Town and Country

    JONATHAN EDWARD ROCHE
    Metrosource Magazine

    MARAKAY ROGERS
    Broadway World

    NATHANIEL ROGERS
    The Film Experience, Towleroad

    NICK ROMANO
    Entertainment Weekly, Fandango, Movie Fone, Collider

    RUBEN ROSARIO
    Miami Art Zine, Punch Drunk Movies

    LISA ROSMAN
    NY1’s Talking Pictures, Word & Film, Signs & Sirens

    GREGG SHAPIRO
    Wisconsin Gazette, Chicago Pride, Dallas Voice, Q Salt Lake, etc.

    BRADLEY JACOBS SIGESMUND
    Family Equality Council

    TIM SIKA
    KGO radio (San Francisco), KSJS/Celluloid Dreams Show (San Jose)

    WILLIAM J. SIMMONS
    CRUSHfanzine, W magazine, V magazine

    DON SIMPSON
    Hammer to Nail, Smells Like Screen Spirit

    BRENNA SMITH
    Freelance

    C. BRIAN SMITH
    MEL, The Advocate

    NIGEL SMITH
    The Guardian

    DOROTHY SNARKER (nom de plume)
    Autostraddle, Indiewire, Dorothy Surrenders

    JOSE SOLIS
    StageBuddy, The Film Stage, Pop Matters

    LIANE BONIN STARR
    Previously TV

    KEVIN TAFT
    Edge

    JAZZ TANGCAY
    Awards Daily

    TIM TEEMAN
    The Daily Beast

    JAMES TISCH
    Mxdwn Movies

    JUNE THOMAS
    Slate

    SARAH TOCE
    The Seattle Lesbian, Huffington Post Queer Voices

    MATTHEW TODD
    Attitude

    KYLE TURNER
    Brooklyn magazine, Paste, Movie Mezzanine

    KEITH UHLICH
    The A.V. Club, BBC, The Hollywood Reporter

    BOYD VAN HOEIJ
    The Hollywood Reporter, Winq

    MALCOLM VENABLE
    TV Guide . com

    BRANDON VOSS
    The Advocate, Next Magazine, Playbill

    ROGER WALKER-DACK
    QueerGuru, Edge, Provincetown TV

    JOHN DAVID WEST
    MoviefiedNYC, Un-Titled Project

    MATT WHITFIELD
    Yahoo!

    ERIN WHITNEY
    ScreenCrush

    DAVID WIEGAND
    San Francisco Chronicle, KQED

    JARETT WIESELMAN
    BuzzFeed

    CHUCK WILSON
    Village Voice, LA Weekly

    ERIN FAITH WILSON
    The Advocate

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    CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

    PRESIDENT John Griffiths 

    VICE PRESIDENT Chris Carpenter 

    SECRETARY Brantley Bardin 

    DIRECTOR OF WOMEN’S OUTREACH Trish Bendix

    COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR John Esther 

    ACTING TREASURER Steve Pride 

    MEMBERSHIP OFFICER Jeremy Kinser

    LIAISONS

    EAST COAST AND STUDIOS: Frank J. Avella

    UNITED KINGDOM: Tim Baros

    ADVISORY BOARD / HONORARY MEMBERS

    DAVID ANSEN Film Critic Emeritus (Newsweek’s film critic for 31 years); Current Lead Programmer, The Palm Springs International Film Festival and ShortFest 

    JOSEPH BRISTOW Professor and Scholar, UCLA; one of the world’s leading authorities on GALECA’s patron saint, Oscar Wilde

    FOX DEATRY Head of Public Relations and Social Media, InDigital Media Group

    BRIAN HERRERA Arts Professor and Scholar, Princeton University

    MICHAEL MUSTO Veteran columnist, author, commentator

    RICHARD NATALE Veteran entertainment journalist, novelist, playwright

    HEATHCLIFF ROTHMAN Former entertainment journalist; Founder, Everyone Matters

    URIEL SAENZ Vice President, Multicultural Development & Strategy, Los Angeles Times

    COREY SCHOLIBO Former Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Advocate

    MATT SEVERSON Photograph Curator, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

    ANNE STOCKWELL Former Editor in Chief, The Advocate; Founder, Well Again

    KEVIN THOMAS Film Critic Emeritus (holds the record for longevity in writing continuously for the same U.S. daily newspaper — 43 years for The Los Angeles Times)

    JUDY WIEDER Former Editor in Chief, The Advocate, and Former Editorial Director, The Advocate and Out

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