Dorian Awards: ‘Birdman’ and ‘Transparent’ Lead Nominations for Gay and Lesbian Critics (Exclusive)

“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Normal Heart,” “Orange is the New Black” and “How to Get Away with Murder” also among GALECA’s annual nominees

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association film and television nominations have arrived.

For Dorian Awards in film, “Birdman” (Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton) lead with five nominations. “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game” and “Maleficent” are also up for awards.

Television nominees include Amazon Studios’ “Transparent,” which snagged five nominations including TV drama of the year and director of the year. Joining the dramedy in nominations are HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” and ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Modern Family.”

The association, comprised of more than 100 critics and journalists nationwide, will also honor “Star Trek’s” George Takei for its Timeless Star award. Previous recipients include actors Sir Ian McKellen and Lily Tomlin.

This season’s winners will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 20. And GALECA’s annual toast will be held Sunday, March 1 in Los Angeles. GALECA’s Dorian Awards are named in honor of Oscar Wilde and his novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

See the full list of 2014/2015 nominees below:

Film of the Year
Birdman (Fox Searchlight)
Boyhood (Sundance Selects/IFC)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight)
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
Pride (CBS Films)

Film Performance of the Year – Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics)
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler (Open Road)
Michael Keaton, Birdman (Fox Searchlight)
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything (Universal)

Film Performance of the Year – Actress
Essie Davis, The Babadook (Sundance Selects/IFC)
Anne Dorval, Mommy (Lionsgate)
Julianne Moore, Still Alice (Sony Pictures Classics)
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)
Reese Witherspoon, Wild (Fox Searchlight)

Film Director of the Year
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight)
Ava DuVernay, Selma (Paramount)
David Fincher, Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman (Fox Searchight)
Richard Linklater, Boyhood (Sundance Selects/IFC)

LGBTQ Film of the Year
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
Love is Strange (Sony Pictures Classics)
Pride (CBS Films)
Stranger by the Lake (Strand Releasing)
The Way He Looks (Strand Releasing)

Foreign Language Film of the Year
Force Majeure (Magnolia Pictures)
Ida (Music Box Films)
Mommy (Lionsgate)
Stranger by the Lake (Strand Releasing)
Two Days, One Night (Sundance Selects/IFC)

Unsung Film of the Year
Obvious Child (A24)
Love is Strange (Sony Pictures Classics)
Pride (CBS Films)
The Skeleton Twins (Roadside Attractions)
Snowpiercer (Radius/TWC)

Documentary of the Year
(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)
The Case Against 8 (HBO)
CitizenFour (Radius/TWC)
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (Sundance Selects)
Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures)
Regarding Susan Sontag (HBO)

Visually Striking Film of the Year
(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Birdman – Fox Searchlight
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Fox Searchlight
Interstellar – Paramount
Snowpiercer – Radius/TWC
Under the Skin – A24

Campy Flick of the Year
Annie
Gone Girl
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Tammy

TV Drama of the Year
Fargo (FX)
The Good Wife (CBS)
How To Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Normal Heart (HBO)

TV Comedy of the Year
The Comeback (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Transparent (Amazon Studios)
Veep (HBO)

TV Director of the Year
Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
Jodie Foster, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Andrew Haigh, Looking (HBO)
Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Jill Soloway, Transparent  (Amazon Studios)

TV Performance of the Year – Actor
Matthew Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent  (Amazon Studios)

TV Performance of the Year – Actress
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback (HBO)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

TV Musical Performance of the Year
Beyonce, MTV Video Music Awards (MTV)
Neil Patrick Harris, “Sugar Daddy,” The Tony Awards (CBS)
Jessica Lange, “Life on Mars,” American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Madonna, et al., “Same Love,” The Grammys (CBS)
Prince, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

LGBTQ TV Show of the Year
Looking (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Please Like Me (Pivot)
Transparent  (Amazon Studios)

Unsung TV Show of the Year
Getting On (HBO)
Looking (HBO)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Please Like Me (Pivot)
Transparent (Amazon Studios)

TV Current Affairs Show of the Year
Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

Campy TV Show of the Year
American Horror Story: Freak Show
How to Get Away with Murder
Jane the Virgin
Peter Pan Live!
Penny Dreadful

Music Video of the Year
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Perfume Genius, “Queen”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

The “We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award
Ansel Elgort
Jack Falahee
Ellar Coltrane
Jack O’Connell
Gina Rodriguez
Finn Wittrock

Wilde Wit of the Year
(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Stephen Colbert
Rachel Maddow
Bill Maher
John Oliver
Jon Stewart

Wilde Artist of the Year
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)
Xavier Dolan
Neil Patrick Harris
Richard Linklater
Jill Solloway
Tilda Swinton

Timeless Award
(to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
George Takei

For the record: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified “Transparent” as a Netflix show. TheWrap regrets the error.

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