Jessica Lange’s Version Of “Life On Mars” Was So Epic It’s Nominated For An Award

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Hot on the heels of the Golden Globes, the Gay and Lesbian Critics Association (GALECA) released its nominations this week for the annual Dorian Awards, which honor “the year’s finest in film and television, from mainstream to gaystream”

Though Oscar heavyweight Birdman walked away with five noms, the most of any film, both The Imitation Game and Pride received three apiece. Other top nominees included Golden Globes winners The Grand Budapest Hotel and Boyhood.

In the TV categories, the trans-focused dramedy Transparent received five nominations while The Normal Heart stood strong with four.

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GALECA also honors individuals for special awards—Fault In Our Stars cutie Ansel Elgot and Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez were both nominated in the  “We’re Wilde About You!” rising-stars category.

Neil Patrick Harris, Tilda Swinton, queer director Xavier Dolan and Transparent creator Jill Soloway are up for the Wilde Artist of the Year award, “honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the field of film, theater, and/or television.”

Among other notable nods: Both Maleficent and Gone Girl are up for Campiest Movie, Tatiana Maslany is nominated for Best TV Performance for Orphan Black. (Take that Emmys!) and Jessica Lange’s rendition of “Life on Mars” on American Horror Story  is up for Best TV Musical Moment.  (We’re still haunted by that scene.)

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One truly deserving winner has already been announced, though: The Timeless Award, “to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit,” went to George Takei.

The 2015 Dorian Award winners will be announced January 20.  Check out the full list of 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 
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 
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

h/t: Gay Star News