The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association today announced their top choices for the best in film and television of 2011, and the gay romance "Weekend" took top honors over other awards-season favorites like "The Artist" and "The Descendants."
Meryl Streep earned performance of the year for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady," while Michael Fassbender nabbed the Rising Star of the Year honor for his daring performance as a sex addict in "Shame." In the more unusual film categories, the comic drama "50/50," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young man diagnosed with cancer, was named Unsung Film of the Year, and "The Muppets" took Campy Film of the Year.
GALECA comprises 50 esteemed critics, entertainment journalists and pop-culture critics who work for newspapers, magazines, websites and TV and radio outlets nationwide.
The complete list of Dorian Award winners is below. A celebratory toast will be held Feb. 19 in Los Angeles.
2012 Dorian Award Winners
Film of the Year: “Weekend”
Film Performance of the Year: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Documentary of the Year: “We Were Here”
LGBT-Themed Film of the Year: “Weekend”
LGBT-Themed Documentary of the Year: “We Were Here”
Campy (Intentional or Not) Film of the Year: “The Muppets”
Unsung Film of the Year: “50/50”
TV Drama of the Year: “American Horror Story”
TV Comedy of the Year: “Modern Family”
TV Musical Program of the Year: (Tie) “Glee” and “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour”
TV Performance of the Year: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year: “Modern Family”
Campy (Intentional or Not) TV Show of the Year: “Revenge”
Unsung TV Show of the Year: “Suburgatory”
The We're Wilde About You Rising Star Award: Michael Fassbender
Wilde Wit of the Year Award: Kathy Griffin
Timeless Star: Betty White