Dorian Awards
CountryUnited States
Presented byGALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics
First awarded2009; 15 years ago (2009)
Websitegaleca.org
GALECA revised its tagline to The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics in 2017.

The Dorian Awards are film and television accolades given by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, founded in 2009 as the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association. GALECA is an association of professional journalists and critics who regularly report on movies and/or TV for print, online, and broadcast outlets in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. As of March 2023, GALECA listed approximately 420 members, including those on its advisory board.[1] The awards recognize the best in film and television, with categories ranging from general to LGBTQ-centric.

The Dorian Award is named in honor of the writer Oscar Wilde, in reference to his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, the graphic for the awards features a picture of Wilde.[2]

In 2019, the award was redesigned to mimic a cue card. Since the group's first televised awards special, Dorians TV Toast 2020, presented on the LGBTQ streaming platform Revry on September 12, 2020, winners have received a small illustrated portrait of themselves or a memorable scene from their project.[3] During GALECA's Dorians Film Toast 2021 special (airing April 18, 2021), actress Carey Mulligan, in accepting the group's Best Film Performance—Actress award for her work in Promising Young Woman, said her Dorian "might be the coolest prize I've ever seen".[4]

Format

The Dorian Awards honor film and television at separate times of the year. Dorian film nominees and winners for the previous calendar year are announced in January and February, while TV nominees and winners for the previous television season are typically announced in June and August. In addition to more traditional categories such as Film of the Year and Best TV Comedy, the Dorians include more novel categories, including Unsung TV Show, Visually Striking Film, Wilde Wit, and Campy Flick, an honor that has generated amusement from The New York Times.[5]

Rather than present an official awards ceremony, GALECA typically hosts its annual "Dorian Awards Winners Toast", an informal day party in Los Angeles for members, winners, nominees, and associates.[6][7] For the 2020 Toast, Antonio Banderas, the group's choice for 2019 Film Performance of the Year—Actor, and actress-director Olivia Wilde, named "Wilde" Artist of the Year, were among the honored guests.[8]

In 2018, the group separated its film and TV awards' timelines, with Dorian movie award winners revealed each February and TV honors in August.[9]

In September 2020, GALECA presented its first televised awards, Dorians TV Toast 2020, a pre-recorded two-hour special with appearances by performers and producers such as Hugh Jackman, Janelle Monáe, Billy Porter, Margaret Cho, Josh Thomas, Regina King, Dan Levy, Laverne Cox, John Oliver, Chad Michaels, Thomas Roberts, Fiona Shaw, Annie Murphy, Alex Newell, and Damon Lindelof. The program, shown on LGBTQ+ streaming platform Revry, was hosted by broadcasting veteran and LGBTQ rights activist Charles Karel Bouley, and included segments where he and other GALECA members discussed the merits of the contenders in various categories.[10]

Bouley, known simply as Karel, also hosted the group's Dorians Film Toast 2021, this time a three-hour special on Revry featuring Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Chloé Zhao, Lee Daniels George C. Wolfe, Radha Blank, Lee Isaac Chung, Cynthia Nixon, Gabourey Sidibe, Rachel McAdams, Isabel Sandoval, Colman Domingo, Rafael L. Silva, Harry Hamlin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Deven Green, Leslie Jordan, Emerald Fennell, California governor Gavin Newsom, Charo, Cox and Michaels, and other stars. "Wilde Artist" recipient Dolly Parton did not appear in the show to accept that special award ("to a truly ground-breaking force in film, theater, and/or television"), but said in a statement: "I'm not sure I'm as edgy as past winners (in the Wilde Artist category) like Todd Haynes, Kate McKinnon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Jordan Peele — but I am honored and humbled. I appreciate all of you entertainment journalists who are so passionate and are working so hard. Keep up the good work!"[11]

A third awards special, Dorians TV Toast 2021, streamed on Here TV and its YouTube channel Planet Out, and later on-demand on Tubi. Bowen Yang, Jean Smart, Ziwe, Jennifer Beals, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Stephen Fry, Nick Kroll, Olivia Newton-John, Tituss Burgess, Fran Drescher, Michael Cimino, Josie Totah, Big Freedia, Russell T Davies, Gottmik, Callum Scott Howells, Steven Canals, Hannah Einbinder, Jim J. Bullock, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Paapa Essiedu, Paul W. Downs, Jesse James Keitel, and Eurovision Song Contest host Edsilia Rombley were among the participants. In a unique moment, actor-comedian John Lehr impersonated gay cable news polling expert Steve Kornacki in presenting three categories.[12]

Membership

Honorary GALECA members and advisors include esteemed former film critics David Ansen and Kevin Thomas, groundbreaking lesbian journalist Judy Wieder (former editor-in-chief of The Advocate), broadcasting veteran Jane Velez-Mitchell, columnist Michael Musto, former Jezebel editor-in-chief and Teen Vogue online executive editor Koa Beck,[13] Princeton University Dean of the College and feminist writer Jill Dolan, noted film critic and talk show host Bobby Rivers, and professor of literature Joseph Bristow, one of the world's leading authorities on Oscar Wilde.[14][15]

"Ten Best" lists

To commemorate the 2015 film and TV awards season, GALECA revealed its first "Ten Best" list, The Ten Best Movies About the Academy Awards. Included were such films as The Oscar, California Suite, For Your Consideration, and The Bodyguard.[16] More recently, the group's lists include the Ten Best LGBTQ Movies Every Straight Person Should See, Ten Best Actresses of All Time, and Ten Best Films You Didn't Know Were LGBTQ.[17][18][19]

Dorians Toast theme songs

Four original songs have been written for GALECA's Dorian Awards Toast streaming specials: "Look Into the Light", a pop ballad about the power of movies, and "A Toast!", both sung by Morgan Mallory and written and composed by Mallory and Charles Karel Bouley; an expanded, faster-paced variation on the latter performed by Dave Rooney of The Black Donnellys with additional lyrics by Bouley and Rooney; and "Flickering Life", a pop rock tune about the power of TV also composed and sung by Mallory with lyrics by him and Bouley.[20][21]

History

GALECA and its annual Dorian Awards were created in 2008 in Hollywood, California, by John Griffiths, former long-time television critic for Us Weekly magazine and contributor to Emmy Magazine of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. As of 2023, Griffiths remained as the nonprofit's Executive Director.[22][23]

The first Dorian Awards, for the 2009's best in both film and TV, were announced in January 2010 (nominees were revealed the previous month).[24] GALECA's Dorian Award film and TV nominees and winners for 2010 productions were announced in January 2011.[25] Following suit, 2011's Dorian Award nominees and ultimate honorees were revealed in January 2012.[26][27] The Dorian nominees and winners for 2012 productions were announced in January 2013, and so on.[28][29][30]

In 2019, GALECA joined forces with the African-American Film Critics Association, Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (LEJA), the entertainment and features arm of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Online Association of Female Film Critics, and Time's Up Entertainment's CRITICAL initiative to form Critics Groups for Equality in Media (CGEM), to promote diversity in journalism.[31][32] Time's Up, enmeshed in controversy, eventually dropped out of the alliance ahead of ceasing its programs in January 2023.[33]

Due to COVID 19 pandemic's effects on the film business, for its 2021 film awards, GALECA adjusted its window of eligibility to movies released in 2020 and the first two months of 2021. The 2022 Dorian film awards considered movies released in the remaining months of 2021. In that two-year period, award contenders vied for "Best Film" rather than "Film of the Year," which the group restored in 2023.

2023 (Film)

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Category Winner
Film of the Year Everything Everywhere All at Once
LGBTQ Film of the Year Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Non-English Language Film RRR
Best Unsung Film Aftersun
Best Director Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, aka Daniels – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Screenplay (original or adapted) Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, aka Daniels – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Film Performance Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Supporting Film Performance Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Best LGBTQ Documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Most Visually Striking Film Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Animated Film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Best Film Music Hildur Guðnadóttir – Tár
"We're Wilde About You!" Rising Star Stephanie Hsu
Wilde Artist Award
(to a truly groundbreaking force in film, theatre and/or television)
Michelle Yeoh
Campiest Flick Pearl
Timeless Star
(to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Nathan Lane
GALECA LGBTQIA+ Film Trailblazer
(for creating art that inspires empathy, truth and equity)
Janelle Monáe

2021-22 (Television)

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Category Winner
Best TV Drama Yellowjackets
Best TV Comedy Abbott Elementary
Best TV Movie or Limited Series The White Lotus
Best LGBTQ TV Show Heartstopper
Best Non-English Language TV Show Squid Game
Best Unsung Show The Other Two
Best TV Performance Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
Best Supporting TV Performance Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Best TV Musical Performance Beyoncé, "Be Alive," 94th Academy Awards
Best TV Documentary or Documentary Series The Andy Warhol Diaries
Best Current Affairs Show Ziwe
Best Animated Show Bob's Burgers
Best Reality Show RuPaul's Drag Race
Most Visually Striking Show Euphoria
Campiest TV Show Girls5eva
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Jennifer Coolidge
GALECA TV Icon Award (TIE) Christine Baranski
Cassandra Peterson
GALECA LGBTQIA+ TV Trailblazer Award (for creating art that inspires empathy, truth and equity) Jerrod Carmichael

2022 (Film)

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Category Winner
Best Film The Power of the Dog
Best LGBTQ Film Flee
Best Non-English Language Film Drive My Car
Best Unsung Film Passing
Best Director Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Best Screenplay (original or adapted) Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Best Film Performance Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Best Supporting Film Performance Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Best Documentary Flee
Best LGBTQ Documentary Flee
Most Visually Striking Film Dune
Best Animated Film Flee
Best Film Music Tick, Tick... Boom!
"We're Wilde About You!" Rising Star Ariana DeBose
Wilde Artist Award
(to a truly groundbreaking force in film, theatre and/or television)
Pedro Almodóvar
Campiest Flick House of Gucci
Timeless Star
(to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Rita Moreno
GALECA LGBTQIA+ Film Trailblazer (for creating art that inspires empathy, truth and equity) Pedro Almodóvar

2020-21 (Television)

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Category Winner
Best TV Drama Pose
Best TV Comedy Hacks
Best TV Movie or Limited Series I May Destroy You
Best LGBTQ TV Show It's a Sin
Best Unsung Show Love, Victor
Best TV Performance (TIE) Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You (HBO)
Jean Smart, Hacks
Best Supporting TV Performance Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Best TV Musical Performance Kathryn Hahn and singers, "Agatha All Along," WandaVision
Best TV Documentary or Documentary Series Framing Britney Spears
Best Current Affairs Show Ziwe
Best Animated Show Big Mouth
Best Reality Show RuPaul's Drag Race
Most Visually Striking Show WandaVision
Campiest TV Show Eurovision Song Contest
Wilde Wit of the Year (TIE) (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Michaela Coel
Bowen Yang
GALECA Trailblazer Award (for creating art that inspires empathy, truth and equity) Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

2020 (Film)

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Category Winner
Best Film Nomadland
Best LGBTQ Film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Non-English Language Film Minari
Best Director Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
Best Screenplay (original or adapted) Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Best Unsung Film The Forty-Year-Old Version
Best Documentary Disclosure (tie)
Welcome to Chechnya (tie)
Best LGBTQ Documentary Disclosure (tie)
Welcome to Chechnya (tie)
Best Film Performance - Actress Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Best Film Performance - Actor Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Film Performance - Supporting Actress Youn Yuh-jung – Minari
Best Film Performance - Supporting Actor Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Most Visually Striking Film Nomadland
Campiest Flick Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
"We're Wilde About You!" Rising Star Award Radha Blank
Wilde Artist Award
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television)
Dolly Parton
GALECA Trailblazer Award Isabel Sandoval
Timeless Star (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by
character, wisdom, and wit)
Leslie Jordan

2019-2020 (Television)

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Category Winner
Best TV Drama Killing Eve
Best TV Comedy Schitt's Creek
Best TV Movie or Limited Series Watchmen
Best LGBTQ TV Show Schitt's Creek
Best TV Performance - Actress Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek
Best TV Performance - Actor Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Best Supporting TV Performance - Actress Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek
Best Supporting TV Performance - Actor Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek
Best TV Musical Performance Janelle Monáe and Billy Porter, Opening Number, 92nd Academy Awards
Best Current Affairs Program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Unsung TV Show What We Do in the Shadows
Most Visually Striking Show Watchmen
Campiest TV Show Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Dan Levy

2019

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Category Winner
Film of the Year Parasite
Director of the Year Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Antonio BanderasPain and Glory
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Renée ZellwegerJudy
Film Performance of the Year – Supporting Actor Song Kang-hoParasite
Film Performance of the Year – Supporting Actress Jennifer LopezHustlers
LGBTQ Film of the Year Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Foreign Language Film of the Year Parasite
Screenplay of the Year (original or adapted) Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won Parasite
Documentary of the Year Honeyland
LGBTQ Documentary of the Year Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) Portrait of a Lady on Fire (tie)
1917 (tie)
Unsung Film of the Year Booksmart
Campy Film of the Year Cats
TV Drama of the Year Pose
TV Comedy of the Year Fleabag
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Billy PorterPose
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Phoebe Waller-BridgeFleabag
Current Affairs Show of the Year Leaving Neverland
TV Musical Performance of the Year Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, "Shallow," The 91st Academy Awards
LGBTQ Show of the Year Pose
Unsung TV Show of the Year The Other Two
Campy TV Show of the Year The Politician
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star of the Year Florence Pugh
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Wilde Artist of the Decade
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television)
Lady Gaga
Timeless Star (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom, and wit) Catherine O'Hara

2018

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Category Winner
Film of the Year The Favourite
Director of the Year Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Ethan HawkeFirst Reformed
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Olivia ColmanThe Favourite
Film Performance of the Year – Supporting Actor Richard E. GrantCan You Ever Forgive Me?
Film Performance of the Year – Supporting Actress Regina KingIf Beale Street Could Talk
LGBTQ Film of the Year Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Foreign Language Film of the Year Roma
Screenplay of the Year (original or adapted) Deborah Davis and Tony McNamaraThe Favourite
Documentary of the Year Won't You Be My Neighbor?
LGBTQ Documentary of the Year McQueen
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) Annihilation
Unsung Film of the Year Widows
Campy Film of the Year A Simple Favor
TV Drama of the Year Pose
TV Comedy of the Year Schitt's Creek
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Billy Porter, Pose
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Sandra OhKilling Eve
Current Affairs Show of the Year Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
TV Musical Performance of the Year Billy Porter, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez and Our Lady J, "Home," Pose
LGBTQ Show of the Year Pose
Unsung TV Show of the Year Schitt's Creek
Campy TV Show of the Year RuPaul's Drag Race
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star of the Year Awkwafina
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Hannah Gadsby
Wilde Artist of the Year
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television)
Ryan Murphy
Timeless Star (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom, and wit) Harvey Fierstein

2017

Category Winner
Film of the Year[43] Call Me by Your Name
Director of the Year Greta GerwigLady Bird
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Timothée ChalametCall Me by Your Name
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Sally HawkinsThe Shape of Water
Film Performance of the Year – Supporting Actor William DafoeThe Florida Project
Film Performance of the Year – Supporting Actress Laurie MetcalfLady Bird
LGBTQ Film of the Year Call Me by Your Name
Foreign Language Film of the Year BPM (Beats per Minute)
Screenplay of the Year (original or adapted) Jordan PeeleGet Out
Documentary of the Year Faces Places
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) The Shape of Water
Unsung Film of the Year God's Own Country
Campy Film of the Year Mother!
TV Drama of the Year Big Little Lies
TV Comedy of the Year The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Kyle MacLachlanTwin Peaks
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Nicole KidmanBig Little Lies
Current Affairs Show of the Year Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
TV Musical Performance of the Year Kate McKinnon, "(Kellyanne) Conway!" – Saturday Night Live
LGBTQ Show of the Year RuPaul's Drag Race
Unsung TV Show of the Year American Gods
Campy TV Show of the Year Feud: Bette and Joan
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star of the Year Timothée Chalamet
Wilde Wit of the Year (TIE) (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Kate McKinnon
Jordan Peele
Wilde Artist of the Year
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television)
Jordan Peele
Timeless Star (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom, and wit) Meryl Streep

2016

Category Winner
Film of the Year[44] Moonlight
Director of the Year Barry JenkinsMoonlight
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Mahershala AliMoonlight
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Viola DavisFences
LGBTQ Film of the Year Moonlight
Foreign Language Film of the Year The Handmaiden
Screenplay of the Year (original or adapted) Barry JenkinsMoonlight
Documentary of the Year O.J.: Made in America
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) La La Land
Unsung Film of the Year Christine
Campy Film of the Year The Dressmaker
TV Drama of the Year The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
TV Comedy of the Year Transparent
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Jeffrey TamborTransparent
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Sarah PaulsonThe People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Current Affairs Show of the Year Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
TV Musical Performance of the Year Kate McKinnon, "Hallelujah," Saturday Night Live
LGBTQ Show of the Year Transparent
Unsung TV Show of the Year The Real O'Neals
Campy TV Show of the Year RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star of the Year Trevante Rhodes
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Carrie Fisher
Wilde Artist of the Year (TIE)
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television)
Kate McKinnon
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Timeless Star (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom, and wit) John Waters

2015

Category Winner
Film of the Year Carol
Film Director of the Year Todd HaynesCarol
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Cate BlanchettCarol
LGBTQ Film of the Year Carol
Foreign Language Film of the Year Son of Saul
Screenplay of the Year (original or adapted) Phyllis NagyCarol
Documentary of the Year Amy
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) Mad Max: Fury Road
Unsung Film of the Year Tangerine
Campy Flick of the Year Magic Mike XXL
TV Drama of the Year (TIE) Fargo
Orange Is the New Black
TV Comedy of the Year Transparent
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Jeffrey TamborTransparent
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Taraji P. HensonEmpire
Current Affairs Show of the Year Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
LGBTQ Show of the Year Transparent
Unsung TV Show of the Year Looking
TV Musical Moment of the Year Aretha Franklin, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Campy TV Show of the Year Empire
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Alicia Vikander
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Amy Schumer
Wilde Artist of the Year (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television) Todd Haynes
Timeless Star (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom, and wit) Jane Fonda

2014

George Takei, LGBTQ rights activist and co-star of Star Trek, thanked GALECA in a YouTube video for naming him their 2014 choice for Timeless Star.[45]

Category Winner
Film of the Year Boyhood
Film Director of the Year Ava DuVernaySelma
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Eddie RedmayneThe Theory of Everything
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Julianne MooreStill Alice
LGBTQ Film of the Year Pride
Foreign Language Film of the Year Mommy
Documentary of the Year The Case Against 8
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) The Grand Budapest Hotel
Unsung Film of the Year Pride
Campy Flick of the Year Into the Woods
TV Drama of the Year The Normal Heart
TV Comedy of the Year Transparent
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Lisa KudrowThe Comeback
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Jeffrey TamborTransparent
TV Director of the Year Jill SolowayTransparent
LGBTQ TV Show of the Year Transparent
Current Affairs Show of the Year The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Unsung TV Show of the Year Getting On
Campy TV Show of the Year Jane the Virgin
TV Musical Performance of the Year Neil Patrick Harris, "Sugar Daddy" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 68th Annual Tony Awards
Video of the Year "Chandelier" – Sia
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Gina Rodriguez
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) John Oliver
Wilde Artist of the Year (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television) Jill Soloway
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom, and wit) George Takei

2013

In 2013, Sir Ian McKellen expressed gratitude to members for honoring him with their 2012 Timeless Star career achievement honor, writing in a note to the group, "I shall try to live up to Galeca's approval."[46] James Franco, recipient of GALECA's special Wilde Artist of the Year award in 2013, thanked the group by posting a mini art piece noting his honor on Instagram.[47]

Category Winner
Film of the Year 12 Years a Slave
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Cate BlanchettBlue Jasmine
LGBT Film of the Year Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Foreign Language Film of the Year Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Documentary of the Year Bridegroom
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) Gravity
Campy Flick of the Year I'm So Excited
Unsung Film of the Year (TIE) Kill Your Darlings
Short Term 12
TV Drama of the Year (TIE) Behind the Candelabra
Orange Is the New Black
TV Comedy of the Year Girls
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Michael DouglasBehind the Candelabra
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Jessica LangeAmerican Horror Story: Coven
TV Musical Performance of the Year Shirley Bassey, "Goldfinger," 85th Academy Awards
LGBT TV Show of the Year Orange Is the New Black
Campy TV Show of the Year American Horror Story: Coven
Unsung TV Show of the Year Getting On
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Laverne Cox
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Rachel Maddow
Wilde Artist of the Year (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television) James Franco
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom, and wit) Lily Tomlin

2012

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Category Winner
Film of the Year Argo
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Daniel Day-LewisLincoln
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Anne HathawayLes Misérables
LGBT Film of the Year Keep the Lights On
Documentary of the Year How to Survive a Plague
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) Life of Pi
Campy Flick of the Year (TIE) Magic Mike
The Paperboy
Unsung Film of the Year Bernie
TV Drama of the Year (TIE) American Horror Story: Asylum
Homeland
TV Comedy of the Year Girls
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Damian LewisHomeland
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Jessica LangeAmerican Horror Story: Asylum
TV Musical Performance of the Year Jennifer Hudson, Tribute to Whitney Houston, 54th Annual Grammy Awards
LGBT TV Show of the Year (TIE) Modern Family (ABC)
The New Normal
Campy TV Show of the Year Liz & Dick
Unsung TV Show of the Year Happy Endings
TV or Movie Title of the Year Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Ezra Miller
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Jon Stewart
Wilde Artist of the Year (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater, and/or television) Ryan Murphy
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom, and wit) Sir Ian McKellen

2011

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Category Winner
Film of the Year Weekend
Film Performance of the Year Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady
LGBT-Themed Film of the Year Weekend
Documentary of the Year We Were Here
LGBT-Themed Documentary of the Year We Were Here
Unsung Film of the Year 50/50
Campy Flick of the Year The Muppets
TV Drama of the Year American Horror Story
TV Comedy of the Year Modern Family
TV Musical Program of the Year (TIE) Glee
Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour
TV Performance of the Year Jessica LangeAmerican Horror Story
LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year Modern Family
Campy TV Show of the Year Revenge
Unsung TV Show of the Year Suburgatory
The We're Wilde About You Rising Star Award Michael Fassbender
Wilde Wit of the Year Award Kathy Griffin
Timeless Award Betty White

2010

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Category Winner
Film of the Year I Am Love
Film Performance of the Year Annette BeningThe Kids Are All Right
LGBT-Themed Film of the Year I Love You Phillip Morris
Documentary of the Year Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
LGBT-Themed Documentary of the Year 8: The Mormon Proposition
Unsung Film of the Year Easy A
Campy Flick of the Year Burlesque
TV Drama of the Year The Good Wife (CBS)
TV Musical or Comedy of the Year Glee
TV Drama Performance of the Year Michael C. HallDexter
TV Comedy Performance of the Year (TIE) Chris ColferGlee
Jane LynchGlee
LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year Glee
Unsung TV Show of the Year Hung
Campy TV Show of the Year Hot in Cleveland
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Darren Criss
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Rachel Maddow
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom, and wit) Dame Angela Lansbury

2009

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Category Winner
Film of the Year A Single Man
Film Performance of the Year Colin FirthA Single Man
LGBT-Themed Film of the Year A Single Man
Campy Flick of the Year Obsessed
TV Drama of the Year Grey Gardens
TV Musical or Comedy of the Year Glee
TV Performance of the Year: Drama Drew BarrymoreGrey Gardens
TV Comedy Performance of the Year: Musical or Comedy Jane LynchGlee
LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year Prayers for Bobby
Campy TV Show of the Year Glee
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Gabourey Sidibe
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer, or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Rachel Maddow
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom, and wit) Cloris Leachman

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