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Forget the Oscars, the award for “Campiest Flick of the Year” goes to…

Queer entertainment writers have announced their top movie selections for the annual Dorian Awards.

The Dorian Awards are run by GALECA, the society of LGBTQ entertainment critics. The organization was formed in 2009 as the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association. It formally changed its name to GALECA in 2017.

Each year it announces awards for movies, TV shows, and New York theater. It yesterday announced the recipients of this year’s movie awards.

Around 500 members vote for the awards, which include both mainstream movies and more niche queer content.

Like big awards shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes, it has categories for Best Movies and such. However, it also has some categories particular to the Dorians. These include “Campiest Movie of the Year”.

That particular award this year went to sci-fi horror, M3GAN. About a robotic- doll that wreaks a path of murderous mayhem, the movie took a whopping $180 million at the box office last year against a budget of around $12 million. A sequel is already in the works.

Watch the trailer below.

‘All Of Us Strangers’ wins Film of the Year

The prestigious Film of the Year and LGBTQ Film of the Year awards went to the moving, fantasy drama, All Of Us Strangers, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal. Watch the trailer below.

The other movie awards are as follows.

  • Non-English Language Film Of The Year and LGBTQ Non-English Language Film of the Year: Anatomy Of A Fall.
  • Documentary Of The Year and LGBTQ Documentary Of The Year: Kokomo City.
  • Film Performance Of The Year: Lily Gladstone for Killers Of The Flower Moon.
  • Supporting Film Performance Of The Year: Charles Melton for May December.
  • Director Of The Year: Greta Gerwig for Barbie.
  • Screenplay Of The Year (Original or Adapted): Samy Burch for May December.
  • LGBTQ Screenplay Of The Year: Andrew Haigh for All Of Us Strangers.
  • Animated Film Of The Year: The Boy And The Heron.
  • Genre Film Of The Year (For excellence in science fiction, fantasy and horror): Poor Things.
  • Unsung Film Of The Year (To an exceptional movie worthy of greater attention): Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.
  • Film Music Of The Year: Barbie.
  • Visually Striking Film Of The Year: Poor Things.
Emma Stone in 'Poor Things'
Emma Stone in ‘Poor Things’ (Photo: Atsushi Nishijima/Searchlight Pictures)

Jodie Foster and Colman Domingo

In addition to this, GALECA also bestows four honorary awards. This year, these went to Jodie Foster (Nyad) for the lifetime achievement “Timeless Star” award.

Colman Domingo, whose two major 2023 movies were Rustin and The Color Purple, was named LGBTQIA+ Film Trailblazer “for creating art that inspires empathy, truth, and equity.”

Gay director Todd Haynes won the Wilde Artist Award. He’s previously won an award for his movie Carol, and directed last year’s May December.

The “We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award went to Ayo Edebiri, who was in Bottoms and can also be seen on TV in The Bear.

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