Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’ wins Dorian Award

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Xavier Dolan, pictured in November 2014. Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

TORONTO — Montreal filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s drama Mommy has won a Dorian Award as Best Foreign Language Film.

Dolan was also nominated for Wilde Artist of the Year — which honours “a truly groundbreaking force” in entertainment — but lost to Transparent director Jill Soloway.

Winners of the Dorian Awards, voted on by roughly 100 members of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), were announced Tuesday.

Mommy star Anne Dorval lost the Film Actress award to Julianne Moore (Still Alice).

Regina-born Tatiana Maslany lost the TV Actress award to Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback) and her Toronto-shot series Orphan Black was beaten by Getting On in the Unsung TV Show of the Year category.

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Boyhood was chosen Film of the Year and Eddie Redmayne was honoured for his work in The Theory of Everything. Film Director of the Year is Ava DuVernay (Selma).

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The British film Pride won both LGBTQ Film of the Year and Unsung Film of the Year.

Other Dorian Awards went to the films The Grand Budapest Hotel and Into the Woods and TV’s The Normal Heart and Transparent.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was named TV Current Affairs Show of the Year while John Oliver (Last Week Tonight) was named the Wilde Wit of the Year.


John R. Kennedy is a member of GALECA and cast a ballot for the Dorian Awards.