‘Nomadland’ among top winners at Dorian Awards

Pop Goes The NewsNomadland was named Best Film and Most Visually Striking Film at Sunday’s Dorian Awards, where it also earned Chloé Zhao a win for Best Director.

The Dorian Awards are chosen through voting by the nearly 300 members of GALECA, an organization of LGBTQ entertainment journalists. (By comparison, the Golden Globes winners are determined by a group of fewer than 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.)

Zhao said winning a Dorian was “deeply meaningful” because the award is named in honour of “one of my greatest heroes,” Oscar Wilde. She added: “Nomadland is about a woman who goes on a journey of grief and healing and ultimately of self-discovery and self-acceptance.”

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was named Best LGBTQ Film and one of its stars, the late Chadwick Boseman, was recognized with the award for Best Film Performance – Actor.

Accepting on behalf of Bosman was co-star Colman Domingo, who remembered him as “such an incredible human, scholar, humanitarian, and a really wonderful actor.”

The South Korean film Minari also picked up a pair of Dorians – for Best Non-English Language Film and Best Film Performance – Supporting Actress (Yuh-Jung Youn).

Pretty Young Woman star Carey Mulligan won the Dorian for Best Film Performance – Actress. “I’m just so happy that [the film] has resonated, and I’m so grateful to [director Emerald Fennell] for inviting me along for the ride,” Mulligan said. Fennell was the Best Screenplay winner.

The documentaries Welcome to Chechnya and Disclosure tied in two categories – Best Documentary and Best LGBTQ Documentary.

The Wilde Artist Award, honouring “a truly groundbreaking force in entertainment,” was presented to Dolly Parton.

“Thank you to all the members of the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics for this lovely Wilde Artist award,” the country music icon said, in statement. “I’m not sure I’m as edgy as past winners … but I am honoured and humbled. I appreciate all of you entertainment journalists who are so passionate and are working so hard.”

The Dorians also paid tribute to Leslie Jordan, who appears in the made-in-Montreal biopic The United States vs. Billie Holiday, with the Timeless Star award.

Canada’s Rachel McAdams accepted the Dorian for Campiest Flick, which went to Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. She joked that her co-star Will Ferrell might be “a little pissed” with the honour because he considers the movie to be “a serious drama, a thespian’s opus.”

The editorial director of Pop Goes The News is a Dorian Awards voter.

Check out the full list of winners (in bold) below:

BEST FILM

FIRST COW

MINARI

NOMADLAND

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

SOUND OF METAL

BEST LGBTQ FILM

AMMONITE

THE BOYS IN THE BAND 

I CARRY YOU WITH ME

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

SUPERNOVA

UNCLE FRANK

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM

ANOTHER ROUND

BACURAU

I CARRY YOU WITH ME

LA LLORONA

MINARI

TWO OF US

BEST DIRECTOR

CHLOÉ ZHAO, NOMADLAND

EMERALD FENNELL, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

KELLY REICHARDT, FIRST COW

LEE ISAAC CHUNG, MINARI

REGINA KING, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

BEST SCREENPLAY

CHLOÉ ZHAO, NOMADLAND

ELIZA HITTMAN, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

EMERALD FENNELL, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

LEE ISAAC CHUNG, MINARI

RADHA BLANK, THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION

BEST UNSUNG FILM

DRIVEWAYS

FIRST COW

THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION

MISS JUNETEENTH

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

SHIRLEY

THE ASSISTANT

BEST DOCUMENTARY

COLLECTIVE

CRIP CAMP

DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD

DISCLOSURE (tie) 

TIME

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA (tie)

BEST LGBTQ DOCUMENTARY

A SECRET LOVE

BORN TO BE

DISCLOSURE (tie)

MUCHO MUCHO AMOR: THE LEGEND OF WALTER MERCADO

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA (tie)

BEST FILM PERFORMANCE – ACTRESS

CAREY MULLIGAN, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

FRANCES MCDORMAND, NOMADLAND

NICOLE BEHARIE, MISS JUNETEENTH

SIDNEY FLANIGAN, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

VIOLA DAVIS, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

BEST FILM PERFORMANCE – ACTOR 

ANTHONY HOPKINS, THE FATHER

CHADWICK BOSEMAN, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

DELROY LINDO, DA 5 BLOODS

RIZ AHMED, SOUND OF METAL

STEVEN YEUN, MINARI

BEST FILM PERFORMANCE — SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

AMANDA SEYFRIED, MANK

CANDICE BERGEN, LET THEM ALL TALK

MARIA BAKALOVA, BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM

OLIVIA COLMAN, THE FATHER

YUH-JUNG YOUN, MINARI

BEST FILM PERFORMANCE — SUPPORTING ACTOR 

CHADWICK BOSEMAN, DA 5 BLOODS

DANIEL KALUUYA, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

LESLIE ODOM JR., ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

PAUL RACI, SOUND OF METAL

SACHA BARON COHEN, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

MOST VISUALLY STRIKING FILM 

BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)

MANK

NOMADLAND

SOUL

WOLFWALKERS

CAMPIEST FLICK

BAD HAIR

BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA

THE PROM

WONDER WOMAN 1984

“WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU” RISING STAR AWARD

ALAN S. KIM

KINGSLEY BEN-ADIR

MARIA BAKALOVA

RADHA BLANK

SIDNEY FLANIGAN

WILDE ARTIST AWARD 

CHADWICK BOSEMAN

CHLOÉ ZHAO

DOLLY PARTON

ELLIOT PAGE

REGINA KING

GALECA TRAILBLAZER AWARD

ISABEL SANDOVAL

TIMELESS STAR

LESLIE JORDAN