Nominees for the 2023 Dorian TV Awards

Courtesy of GALECA

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics announced their nominations for their annual Dorian TV Awards! We are quickly approaching the award season for television. Are these nominees a harbinger of what’s to come? If that’s the case, The Last of Us is leading the charge with 8 nominations. Following close behind are Somebody Somewhere (6) and The White Lotus (5).

The society, founded in 2009, is composed of over 480 professional critics and entertainment journalists. These members are writers, editors, podcasters, reporters, etc. who work or freelance for a wide variety of outlets. Previous Dorian TV Award winners include: Abbott Elementary, I May Destroy You, Jean Smart, Kathryn Hahn, and others. In addition to familair categories like Best Drama and Best Comedy, the Dorian TV Awards also celebrates Campiest TV Show, Best LGBTQ Show, and Most Visually Striking Show.

The complete list of 2023 Dorian TV Awards nominees is as follows:

Best TV Drama

Interview with the Vampire, The Last of Us, Succession, The White Lotus, and Yellowjackets

Best TV Comedy

Abbott Elementary, The Bear, The Other Two, Poker Face, and Somebody Somewhere

Best LGBTQ TV Show

Interview with the Vampire, A League of Their Own, Somebody Somewhere, The Last of Us, and The Other Two

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

Beef, Daisy Jones & the Six, Dead Ringers, Fire Island, and Rye Lane

Best Unsung TV Show

A Black Lady Sketch Show, Derry Girls, Jury Duty, Los Espookys, Reservation Dogs, and Somebody Somewhere

Best Non-English Show

Elite, Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Los Espookys, Smiley, and Young Royals

Best TV Performance – Drama

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets

Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us

Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us

Sarah Snook, Succession

Best Supporting TV Performance – Drama

Murray Bartlett, The Last of Us

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

Meghann Fahy, The White Lotus

Nick Offerman, The Last of Us

Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus

Best TV Performance – Comedy

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

Bridget Everett, Somebody Somewhere

Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face

Ali Wong, Beef

Best Supporting TV Performance – Comedy

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Ayo Edebiri, The Bear

Jeff Hiller, Somebody Somewhere

Janelle James, Abbott Elementary

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Best TV Musical Performance

Kaala Bhairava & Rahul Sipligunj, “Naatu Naatu,” 95th Academy Awards

Ariana DeBose, “Angela Bassett Did the Thing (Opening Number),” BAFTA Film Awards

Bridgett Everett, “Gloria,” Somebody Somewhere

Jane Krakowski, “Bells and Whistles,” Schmigadoon!

Nick Offerman, “Long, Long Time,” The Last of Us

Best TV Documentary or Documentary Series

Pamela, A Love Story; Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields; Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror; The Rehearsal; and The 1619 Project

Best LGBTQ Documentary or Documentary Series

The Book of Queer, Generation Drag, Mama’s Boy, Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror, and We’re Here

Best Current Affairs Show

The Amber Ruffin Show, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Ziwe

Best Animated Show

Big Mouth, Dead End: Paranormal Park, Harley Quinn, South Park, and The Simpsons

Best Reality Show

Jury Duty, Queer Eye, Rupaul’s Drag Race, The Traitors, and The Ultimatum: Queer Love

Most Visually Striking Show

Andor, Dead Ringers, The Last of Us, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and The White Lotus

Campiest TV Show

Dead Ringers, Eurovision Song Contest, Hocus Pocus 2, Schmigadoon!, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and Wednesday

Wilde Wit Award

To a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse

  • Joel Kim Booster
  • Quinta Brunson
  • Lizzo
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Bowen Yang

For more information about The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA), be sure to check out their website.

Written by Tina Kakadelis

Movie and pop culture writer. Seen a lot of movies, got a lot of opinions. Let's get Amy Adams her Oscar.

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