Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

LGBTQ+ film critics group unveils nominations
2021-02-11

This article shared 807 times since Thu Feb 11, 2021
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA) revealed the nominations for the 2021 Dorian Film Awards on Feb. 11.

Minari leads the way with six nominations, including best film and best foreign-language film; Nomadland scored five nominations, including best film, best director and screenplay (Chloe Zhao), best actress (Frances McDormand) and Most Visually Striking Film.

In the past, GALECA has named movies such as Moonlight and Carol both best film and best LGBTQ film—but this year the lists for those two categories are completely different. The contenders for Best Film are First Cow, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman and Sound of Metal; the nominees for Best LGBTQ Film include Ammonite, The Boys in the Band, I Carry You With Me, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Supernova and Uncle Frank.

Best Actor nominees are Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) and Steven Yeun (Minari). Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman), Frances McDormand (Nomadland), Nicole Beharie (Miss Juneteenth), Sidney Flanigan (Never Rarely Sometimes Always) and Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) are up for Best Actress.

Best Director nominees include Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), Kelly Reichardt (First Cow), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari) and Regina King (One Night in Miami).

Of course, the Dorians also include categories such as Campiest Flick and the aforementioned Most Visually Striking Film. Some of the movies in one or both categories include Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman 1984, Wolfwalkers, Nomadland and Mank.

Zhao and Boseman are both up for the group's Wilde Artist Award. The other nominees for the Wilde Award—named for Oscar Wilde and given to a "groundbreaking force in entertainment"—are Regina King (who made her feature directorial debut in 2020, with One Night in Miami), Dolly Parton and Elliot Page.

The winner of the Society's Timeless Star career achievement award—with past recipients including Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, Sir Ian McKellen and Lily Tomlin—will be announced in the group's April 18 Dorians Film Toast special.

As ever, the Dorians honor both mainstream and queer titles, but the pandemic necessitated special allowances: Movies given a theatrical or digital theatrical release from January 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021, were considered.

The winners will be celebrated in the Dorians Film Toast 2021 special set to air on queer platform Revry on April 18.

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, was founded in 2009 and is now composed of more than 280 professional journalists covering film and television.


This article shared 807 times since Thu Feb 11, 2021
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

MOVIES Dutch journalist talks about making 'My Friend, the Mayor' 2021-02-17
- In the Amazon Prime Video documentary My Friend, the Mayor: Small-town Democracy in the Age of Trump, Dutch journalist Max Westerman profiles friend Sean Strub, an openly gay activist, activist, long-term AIDS survivor and POZ magazine ...


Gay News

New dance film features 46 dancers from 20 countries 2021-02-17
- Films.Dance—a global film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company—continues with Match, the single most expansive collaboration in the 15-film series. Match features ...


Gay News

Showbiz: Jodie Foster, 'Aretha,' gospel singer, Cody Newman, gay actors 2021-02-14
- While promoting her new film The Mauritanian, Jodie Foster said she "was a little scared of" acting alongside Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, Yahoo! Entertainment noted. Of Silence (which has its 30th anniversary this ...


Gay News

MOVIES 'Wonder Woman 1984' coming to PVOD, Digital, Blu-Ray 2021-02-10
- The movie Wonder Woman 1984—the sequel starring Gal Gadot, with Patty Jenkins as director—is arriving on Premium Video on Demand (PVOD), 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, according to a press release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. ...


Gay News

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Sisters in Cinema Media Arts Center 2021-02-09
- Sisters in Cinema held a press conference Feb. 8 at the South Shore Cultural Center to commemorate the construction of its new state-of-the-art Media Arts Center that will be at 2310 E. 75th St. The event, ...


Gay News

Sisters in Cinema groundbreaking Ceremony promises access, training in South Shore 2021-02-05
--From a press release - CHICAGO, IL - South Shore will soon have access to a state-of-the art media facility now that a local organization has begun construction on its new brick-and-mortar home. Sisters in Cinema, a 501(c)3 dedicated to celebrating ...


Gay News

Wizard World Chicago moved from June to August 2021-02-05
- Wizard Brands, Inc. announced that its scheduled 2021 live event in Chicago has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and in continued accordance with federal, state and local guidelines. Instead of the original dates of June ...


Gay News

SAG nominations announced; Boseman gets four nods 2021-02-04
- Nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were announced Feb. 4. On the film side, Deadline noted that the late Chadwick Boseman made SAG Awards nomination history by receiving four nominations: for his lead role ...


Gay News

Donald Trump resigns from SAG-AFTRA; group tersely responds 2021-02-04
- Former U.S. President Donald Trump resigned from SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) after the organization's national board recently voted overwhelmingly to find probable cause of ...


Gay News

Golden Globe nods announced; LGBTQ shows, characters and actors included 2021-02-03
- Nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards—which honor the best in television and film—were announced Feb. 3. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts of the event for a fourth time. The Golden ...


Gay News

'Draw With Me' follows trans teen who's Jennifer Lopez's nibling; director reflects 2021-01-31
- Draw With Me—an official Oscar entry for Documentary Short Subject—is the story of talented teen artist Brendon Scholl, who identifies as trans non-binary and whose art has been a vital outlet for self expression. The movie—created ...


Gay News

MOVIES Director Mike Mosallam discusses queer Muslim film 'Breaking Fast' 2021-01-31
- A warm romantic comedy that may seem simultaneously recognizable and unfamiliar to many viewers, Breaking Fast follows Mo (played by out actor Haaz Sleiman), a practicing Muslim still reeling from heartbreak. When an All-American guy named ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ 'Tunde Johnson,' John Waters, Jane Lynch, Billie Eilish 2021-01-31
- Wolfe Releasing has slated the film The Obituary of Tunde Johnson for a theatrical and digital release on Feb. 26, a press release noted. The film—written by Stanley Kalu; directed by Ali LeRoi; and starring Steven ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ 'Batwoman,' Village People, Neil Patrick Harris, Mariah Carey 2021-01-24
- SPOILER ALERT: Season two of Batwoman (featuring the lesbian superheroine) began by introducing Ryan Wilder, the new lead character on The CW show played by Javicia Leslie—and explained how first-season ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ LGBTQ movies, 'Color Purple,' Nick Jonas, gay coach 2021-01-17
- The film Draw with Me has launched its virtual theatrical release at ArenaScreen through Feb. 9, and was the subject of the first-ever panel at the United Nations on Transgender Health, a release stated. Featuring Jennifer ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.