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GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics recently announced the winners of the 14th Dorian Film Awards, named in homage to Oscar Wilde’s novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

GALECA, a select group of over 400 entertainment journalists in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia (including SFGN’s J.W. Arnold), weigh in annually on their favorite films prior to the Oscars.  

A24’s dark fantasy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was named 2022’s Film of the Year and swept several other captions for the studio and distributor.  

Creative duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert shared both Best Director and Best Screenplay, star Michelle Yeoh seized Best Performance (acting categories are gender neutral), Ke Huy Quan edged out two of his costars for Supporting Performance, while the time-and-reality-warping box office champ also nabbed LGBTQ Film and Visually Striking Film wins.  

While “Everything” castmate Stephanie Hsu missed out on the Supporting Performance nod, GALECA named the breakout actress Rising Star of the Year.  

Dorian voters also chose writer-director Charlotte Wells’ father-daughter tearjerker “Aftersun,” another A24 production, as Unsung Film, a category meant for “an exceptional movie worthy of greater attention.”

And A24’s stop-motion charmer “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” walked off with Animated Film, while cheeky horror prequel “Pearl,” headlining co-writer Mia Goth as an ax-wielding wannabe in 1918 Texas, was Campiest Flick. 

As for the group's special accolades, Yeoh, currently seen in the re-release of the movie that made her an international star, 2000’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” was GALECA’s latest pick for Wilde Artist of the Year. Previous recipients include Pedro Almodóvar, Todd Haynes, Kate McKinnon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ryan Murphy, Dolly Parton, Jordan Peele and Joey Soloway.  

Non-binary actor-singer Janelle Monáe, costar of last year’s popular mystery “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” for which they received a Dorian nomination, was named LGBTQIA+ Film Trailblazer. Past awardees include director Isabelle Sandoval, “Pose” star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez and Almodóvar.  

“Pushing through a pandemic, plus frightening attacks on not just America's democracy, but its citizens of color and anyone who isn’t straight – we’ve all had to deal with a lot lately,” said GALECA Executive Director John Griffiths.  

“But the movies are back – from big, exciting blockbusters to personal and quirky stories that hit home for all types of cinema fans. No matter what’s going on in the mind of a certain Florida governor and his ilk, the best movies will only continue to reflect what’s going on in the real world – and parallel ones, too. Looking at our nominees and winners, you can let out a nice, deep breath,” he added.

For a complete list of GALECA Dorian Award winners and nominees, go to