Canada’s Jacob Tremblay, Emma Donoghue up for Dorian Awards

Pop Goes The News — Canadian actor Jacob Tremblay’s performance in Room has earned the 9-year-old a 2016 Dorian Awards nomination.

Canada’s Emma Donoghue, who wrote Room, is also among the nominations announced Tuesday by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA).

Tremblay, a native of Vancouver, is up for the “We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award along with Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (Tangerine), Mya Taylor (Tangerine) and Alicia Vikander (Ex-Machina, The Danish Girl).

Donoghue, who lives in London, Ont., earned a Dorian nomination in the Screenplay of the Year category. She is up against the writers of Phyllis Nagy (Carol), Charles Randolph and Adam McKay (The Big Short), Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) and Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs).

Room, an Canada-Ireland co-production, was filmed in Toronto.

The critically-maligned Stonewall, which was made in Montreal, and Vancouver-shot Fifty Shades of Grey are nominated for Campy Flick of the Year along with The Boy Next Door, Magic Mike XXL, and Jupiter Ascending.

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Brooklyn, which was partly shot in Montreal, and Toronto-filmed Spotlight are vying for Film of the Year with The Big Short, Carol and Mad Max: Fury Road.

The Revenant, made almost entirely in Western Canada, got a Dorian nomination for Visually Striking Film of the Year along with Carol, The Danish Girl, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian.

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu earned a Director of the Year nomination for The Revenant. He’s competing with Spotlight director Tom McCarthy as well as Sean Baker (Tangerine), Todd Haynes (Carol), and George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road).

Room and Brooklyn also got acting nominations for Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan respectively while Leonardo DiCaprio has a nod for his work in The Revenant.

TV categories included a nomination for the Alberta-shot Fargo (Drama of the Year).

Winners of the 2016 Dorian Awards will be announced on Jan. 19.

Last year, Mommy by Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan won a Dorian Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

GALECA is made up of about 130 critics and entertainment writers.

Click here for the full list of nominations.

The editor of Pop Goes The News is a member of GALECA.

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