Monday, February 26, 2024

GALECA LGBTQ Critics’ 2024 Dorian Film Awards Declares 'All of Us Strangers’ Its Best Picture, Greta Gerwig wins Director of the Year

Killers of the Flower Moon (c) Apple TV+

For its 15th Dorian Film Awards, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics fully embraced All of Us Strangers, writer-director Andrew Haigh's fantastical and tear-inducing tale of two troubled souls falling for each other in lonely London.  The 500-members strong GALECA, one of the largest entertainment journalists organizations in the world, named Strangers both Film of the Year and LGBTQ Film of the Year as well as LGBTQ Screenplay of the Year

“Twelve years ago, Andrew Haigh’s fresh and observant queer romance Weekend ruled our Dorians as well,” said GALECA President Walt Hickey. “So, the fact that Strangers obviously touched many of our members’ hearts as well counts as sort of a sweet homecoming to our organization.” 

Indigenous (Blackfeet/Nimiipuu) actress Lily Gladstone followed their historic win at the SAG Awards this past weekend with their Film Performance win at the Dorian Awards for Killers of the Flower Moon.  Charles Melton won Supporting Film Performance for May December.

Some honors unique to the Dorian Film Awards include LGBTQIA+ Film Trailblazer “for creating art that inspires empathy, truth and equity” which went to Colman Domingo while May December director Todd Haynes landed the Wilde Artist Award, going to “a truly groundbreaking force in entertainment.” 

Jodie Foster, who at age 61 is earning raves for her work in the feature film Nyad and HBO smash True Detective, was named Timeless Star. The career achievement honor, hailing "an exemplary career marked by character, wisdom and wit,” has in years past gone to the likes of Sir Ian McKellen, Angela Lansbury, Jane Fonda, George Takei, Nathan Lane and Meryl Streep. 

GALECA’s Dorian Awards go to the best in film, TV and Broadway/Off-Broadway, mainstream to LGBTQ+, at separate times of the year. The group’s members work for a wide range of notable media outlets, and vote on their favorites in entertainment in purely democratic fashion. For more info, visit and search for GALECA’s official Dorian Awards pages on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and more.  


The Interested Bystander is a member of GALECA.

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ 
15th Dorian Film Awards

Film of the Year 

πŸ† All of Us Strangers 
May December 
Past Lives 
Poor Things

All of Us Strangers (c) Searchlight Pictures

LGBTQ Film of the Year 

πŸ† All of Us Strangers 

Director of the Year 

πŸ† Greta Gerwig, Barbie 
Andrew Haigh, All of Us Strangers 
Todd Haynes, May December 
Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer 
Celine Song, Past Lives

Screenplay of the Year 

πŸ† May December 
All of Us Strangers 
Anatomy of a Fall
Past Lives

LGBTQ Screenplay of the Year 

πŸ† All of Us Strangers 
Anatomy of a Fall 

Non-English Language Film of the Year 

πŸ† Anatomy of a Fall 
The Boy and the Heron 
Godzilla Minus One 
Past Lives 
The Zone of Interest

LGBTQ Non-English Language Film of the Year 

πŸ† Anatomy of a Fall 
Rotting in the Sun

Unsung Film of the Year 
To an exceptional movie worthy of greater attention 

πŸ† Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret 
Theater Camp 
A Thousand and One

Film Performance of the Year 

Colman Domingo, Rustin 
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers 
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon 
Sandra HΓΌller, Anatomy of a Fall 
Greta Lee, Past Lives 
Trace Lysette, Monica 
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer 
Natalie Portman, May December 
Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers 
Emma Stone, Poor Things

May December (c) Netflix

Supporting Film Performance of the Year 

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple 
Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer 
Jodie Foster, Nyad 
Claire Foy, All of Us Strangers 
Ryan Gosling, Barbie 
Rachel McAdams, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret 
Charles Melton, May December 
Paul Mescal, All of Us Strangers 
Rosamund Pike, Saltburn 
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers  

Documentary of the Year 

American Symphony 
Beyond Utopia 

πŸ† Kokomo City 
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie 
20 Days in Mariupol 

LGBTQ Documentary of the Year

Every Body 
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project 

πŸ† Kokomo City 
Little Richard: I Am Everything 
Orlando, My Political Biography

Animated Film of the Year 

πŸ† The Boy and the Heron
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Poor Things (c) Searchlight Pictures

Genre Film of the Year 
For excellence in science fiction, fantasy and horror 

All of Us Strangers
Godzilla Minus One 

πŸ† Poor Things 
Talk To Me

Film Music of the Year 

πŸ† Barbie 
The Boy and the Heron
The Color Purple 
The Zone of Interest

Visually Striking Film of the Year 

Asteroid City 

πŸ† Poor Things 
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

Campiest Flick 

Dicks: The Musical 

πŸ† M3GAN 

Theater Camp (c) Searchlight Pictures

“We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award 

πŸ† Ayo Edebiri 
Lily Gladstone 
Jacob Elordi 
Charles Melton 
Dominic Sessa 

Wilde Artist Award 
To a truly groundbreaking force in entertainment 

Quinta Brunson 
Ayo Edebiri 
Greta Gerwig 
Lily Gladstone 
Todd Haynes 

Rustin (c) Netflix

GALECA LGBTQIA+ Film Trailblazer Award 
For creating art that inspires empathy, truth and equity 

πŸ† Colman Domingo 
Jodie Foster 
Andrew Haigh 
Todd Haynes 
Andrew Scott 

Timeless Star (Career achievement award) 
Honoring an exemplary career marked by character, wisdom and wit 

πŸ† Jodie Foster 

About GALECA & Our Dorian Awards Formed in 2009, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics honors the best in film, television and Broadway/Off Broadway, mainstream to LGBTQIA+, via the Dorian Awards. A 501 c 6 nonprofit, GALECA serves to remind bigots, bullies and our own beleaguered communities that the world looks to the informed Q+ eye on entertainment. The organization also advocates for better pay, access and respect for its members, especially those in our most underrepresented and vulnerable segments. GALECA’s efforts also include the Crimson Honors, a college film/TV criticism contest for LGBTQ women or nonbinary students of color.

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