GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Begins Voting Dec. 27

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Begins Voting Dec. 27

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Entertainment journalist and critic John Griffiths founded GALECA in 2009.
Entertainment journalist and critic John Griffiths founded GALECA in 2009.

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, previously known as the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, has announced its voting timeline and ceremony date for its milestone 10th Dorian Awards.

The group’s approximately 220 members will begin voting their choices for the best in film and TV in both mainstream and LGBTQ categories on Thursday, December 27, 2018, with final ballots due Thursday, January 3, 2019. Winners will be announced Tuesday, January 8, and will be celebrated at GALECA’s annual Dorian Awards Toast at a gala luncheon in Los Angeles the following Saturday, January 12, 2019.

To mark the Dorians’ upcoming diamond anniversary, GALECA will be celebrating its past nominees and winners via social media art pieces and more. Since the first honors were given in 2010, over 200 artists and productions have received a Dorian Award, while over 1,000 have received nominations.

Among the recipients for Film of the Year through the years: Argo, 12 Years a Slave and two movies directed by Luca Guadagnino, I Am Love and Call Me By Your Name. With five Dorians each across various categories, Moonlight and Carol are the most awarded films in GALECA history, while Transparent, with six wins in best-series categories alone, reigns as GALECA’s most honored TV title.

Everyone from Michael Fassbender to Nicole Kidman to Laverne Cox has won a Dorian. But the most lauded performers so far are Jessica Lange (3 Dorians), Kate McKinnon (3), Jeffrey Tambor (3), Cate Blanchett (2), and Meryl Streep (2). MSNBC news personality Rachel Maddow and filmmaker Jordan Peele each have three Dorians in non-performance categories titles. But it’s Pose producer Ryan Murphy and his TV productions (Glee, American Horror Story, The Normal Heart, American Crime Story) that have earned the most recognition from GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics in the past decade.

GALECA’s distinct trademark categories continue to include those for Campy Flick and Campy TV Show of the Year, Unsung Film of the Year, Visually Striking Film and the “We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award. See GALECA.org and Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for further information on criteria, current roster of members, media coverage, and more.

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