‘Boyhood,’ ‘Transparent’ Lead Dorian Awards

Richard Linklater’s drama named Film of the Year and Amazon’s transgender comedy picks up five awards from gay and lesbian entertainment critics

Last Updated: January 20, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association named “Boyhood” Film of the Year Tuesday, while also honoring Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne with its top acting prizes. Amazon’s “Transparent” picked up five Dorian Awards on the television side, including TV comedy of the year.

“Star Trek” star George Takei received GALECA’s Timeless Star Tribute, awarded to “an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit.”

Richard Linklater directed “Boyhood,” the experimental take on growing up which took 12 years to film. Linklater was nominated for director of the year, but lost out to “Selma” director Ava DuVernay for her film about the voting rights marches in Alabama in the 1960s, led by Martin Luther King Jr. (played by David Oyelowo).

Moore won the prize for playing a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alice,” beating out Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” and Reese Witherspoon in “Wild,” among others. Redmayne, meanwhile, portrayed Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” the real life physicist who was stricken with a progressively debilitating neurological disease at a very young age. Redmayne beat out several notable actors, including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) and Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”).

“Transparent” took home many of the top awards on the TV side, including best comedy series, director of the year (Jill Soloway) and best actor (Jeffrey Tambor), who plays the show’s transgender lead. Other TV winners include Lisa Kudrow, who was named actress of the year for her work on HBO’s “The Comeback. The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” also performed well, winning campy show of the year, while lead Gina Rodriguez won the award for rising star.

GALECA is comprised of over 100 professional entertainment journalists across the U.S. The nonprofit organization’s annual, private Winners Toast will be held Sunday, March 1, in Hollywood.

See the full list of winners and nominees below:

GALECA’S 2014/15 DORIAN AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS:

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 – Focus Features/Universal

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Essie Davis, The Babadook – Sundance Selects/IFC
Anne Dorval, Mommy – Roadside Attractions
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 – Roadside Attractions
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 FILM 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
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

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

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

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Getting On – HBO
Looking – HBO
Orphan Black – BBC America
Please Like Me – Pivot
Transparent – Amazon

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

CAMPTY 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 Soloway
Tilda Swinton