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LGBT Awards from Justin Bieber to Kermit the Frog + Nathan Fillion & Hugh Jackman Among PCA Winners

Tom Cullen, Chris New, Weekend
Weekend with Tom Cullen, Chris New

The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association has announced its list of Dorian Award nominations for film, television, and pop figures in various categories. Though dominated by movies and characters featuring/playing gays/lesbians/bisexuals/etc., the Gay & Lesbian Critics have made some eclectic choices.

For Film of the Year, for instance, only Andrew Haigh's romantic drama Weekend could be considered a “gay movie.” Pedro Almodóvar's mystery melodrama The Skin I Live In does play with the issue of gender identity, but it's not exactly about it. The other nominees – Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, Alexander Payne's The Descendants, and Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life – focus on other issues.

On the other hand, the Performance of the Year category mostly consists of non-heterosexuals: Christopher Plummer, who plays Ewan McGregor's gay father in Mike Mills' Beginners; Leonardo DiCaprio as the FBI's closet case J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar; Janet McTeer as a manly lesbian in Rodrigo García's Albert Nobbs; Michael Fassbender, who will have sex with whoever is available in Steve McQueen's Shame; and Rooney Mara, the sexually ambiguous victim of woman-hating males in David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The one telling exception to this non-hetero rule is Meryl Streep's Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady. Perhaps someone was dropping a hint?

The LGBT-Themed Film of the Year contenders are the aforementioned Beginners, Weekend, and Albert Nobbs, which stars Glenn Close as a woman trying to pass for a very strange-looking man, in addition to Dee Rees' Pariah and Céline Sciamma's Tomboy.

In the Documentary of the Year category, the Gay & Lesbian critics – or at least some of them – opted to push a 2012 release, Dori Berinstein's Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, which opens January 20. Thus, Carol Channing finds herself in the company of Wim Wenders (Pina), Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams), the early years of the AIDS pandemic (David Weissman and Bill Weber's We Were Here), and the New York Times newsroom (Andrew Rossi's Page One: Inside the New York Times).

The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics don't select the year's Best Cinematography or Best Screenplay, but they do have a unique awards season category – one that, curiously, smacks of stereotyping: Campy (Intentional or Not) Film of the Year. The nominees this year are Jon Chu's Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, featuring Justin Bieber in concert; Gregg Araki's Kaboom, with Thomas Dekker; James Bobin's The Muppets, with Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Kermit the Frog; and Bill Condon's blockbuster The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.

The Dorian Award winners will be announced January 16.

Tom Cullen/Chris New/Weekend photo: Glendale Picture Company / Sundance Selects.

Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

FILM OF THE YEAR
Midnight in Paris / Sony Pictures Classics
The Artist / The Weinstein Company
The Descendants / Fox Searchlight
The Skin I Live In / Sony Pictures Classics
The Tree of Life / Fox Searchlight
Weekend / IFC Films

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Christopher Plummer / Beginners (Focus Features)
Leonardo DiCaprio / J. Edgar (Warner Bros.)
Janet McTeer / Albert Nobbs (Liddell Entertainment)
Meryl Streep / The Iron Lady (The Weinstein Company)
Michael Fassbender / Shame (Fox Searchlight)
Rooney Mara / The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony/Columbia)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR (Film, DVD or TV)
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life / Entertainment One
Cave of Forgotten Dreams / Sundance
Page One: Inside the New York Times / Magnolia Pictures
Pina / IFC Films
We Were Here / Red Flag Releasing

LGBT-THEMED FILM OF THE YEAR
Albert Nobbs / Liddell Entertainment
Beginners / Focus Features
Pariah / Focus Features
Tomboy / Rocket Releasing
Weekend / IFC Films

LGBT-THEMED DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Becoming Chaz / World of Wonder
Bill Cunningham New York / Zeitgeist Films
Making the Boys / 4th Row Films Vito / Automat Pictures
We Were Here / Red Flag Releasing

CAMPY (INTENTIONAL OR NOT) FILM OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never / Paramount
Kaboom / Desperate Pictures
The Muppets / Disney Thor / Paramount
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 / Summit

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
50/50 / Summit Entertainment
Insidious / FilmDistrict
Jane Eyre / Focus Features Warrior / Lionsgate
Win Win / Fox Searchlight

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story / FX
Downton Abbey / PBS Homeland / Showtime
Mildred Pierce / HBO
The Good Wife / CBS

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR
Modern Family / ABC
Louie / FX
30 Rock / NBC
The Big Bang Theory / CBS
Happy Endings / ABC

TV MUSICAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving / ABC
Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On / HBO
Glee / Fox Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour / HBO
The Voice / NBC

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Bryan Cranston / Breaking Bad / AMC
Claire Danes / Homeland / Showtime
Jessica Lange / American Horror Story / FX
Kate Winslet / Mildred Pierce / HBO
Madeleine Stowe / Revenge / ABC

LGBT-THEMED TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story / FX
Happy Endings / ABC
Modern Family / ABC
RuPaul's Drag Race / Logo
True Blood / HBO

CAMPY (INTENTIONAL OR NOT) TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story / FX
Hot in Cleveland / TV Land
Revenge / ABC
The A List New York / Logo
True Blood / HBO

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Enlightened / HBO
Happy Endings / ABC
Louie / FX
Pan Am / ABC
Parenthood / NBC
Suburgatory ABC

THE WE'RE WILDE ABOUT YOU RISING STAR AWARD
Elizabeth Olsen
Jessica Chastain
Melissa McCarthy
Michael Fassbender
Tom Hardy

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Kathy Griffin
Kristen Wiig
Louis C.K.
Rachel Maddow
The Staff Writers of Happy Endings

Midnight in Paris photo: Roger Arpajou / Sony Pictures Classics

Eddie RedmayneChris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne (right), Chris O'Dowd, and Adam Deacon are the five contenders for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards' Orange Rising Star Award – now known as the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award. The public selects the winner, who will be announced at the BAFTA ceremony on February 12.

Two of the contenders were directed by Kenneth Branagh in the summer hit Thor: Hemsworth, who had the title role, and Hiddleston, who played Thor's villainous brother, Loki. Hiddleston kept himself busy last year. In addition to Thor, he was featured in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea. Hemsworth, for his part, appeared only in Thor last year. However, 2012 has in store The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Dawn, Rush, and The Cabin in the Woods.

Eddie Redmayne stars opposite Michelle Williams in Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn, in which Williams plays Marilyn Monroe while Redmayne plays the guy who spends the fateful week with her during the making of Laurence Olivier's The Prince and the Showgirl. Coincidentally, a former Redmayne co-star, The Yellow Handkerchief's Kristen Stewart, was voted the Orange Rising Star Award in 2010.

Chris O'Dowd is one of the few men found in Paul Feig's sleeper comedy blockbuster Bridesmaids, while newcomer Adam Deacon has been making movies since … 1998. Deacon's 2011 film roles include Everywhere and Nowhere, Jack Falls, and Victim.

In addition to Kristen Stewart, previous BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award winners include Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf, Noel Clarke, James McAvoy, and The Dark Knight Rises' Tom Hardy. This year's 13-person panel of judges included Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2's David Yates, anti-yellow press actress Sienna Miller, and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol's actor Simon Pegg.

Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint in David Yates' blockbuster Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

FAVORITE MOVIE
Bridesmaids
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Help
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Daniel Radcliffe
Hugh Jackman
* Johnny Depp
Robert Pattinson
Ryan Reynolds

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway
* Emma Stone
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Reese Witherspoon

FAVORITE MOVIE ICON
George Clooney
Harrison Ford
* Morgan Freeman
Robert De Niro
Tom Hanks

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE
Fast Five
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Thor
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
X-Men: First Class

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE STAR
* Hugh Jackman
Ryan Reynolds
Shia LaBeouf
Taylor Lautner
Vin Diesel

FAVORITE DRAMA MOVIE
The Adjustment Bureau
The Help
Limitless
Moneyball
* Water for Elephants

FAVORITE COMEDY MOVIE
Bad Teacher
* Bridesmaids
Crazy Stupid Love
Friends with Benefits
The Hangover Part II

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR
* Adam Sandler
Ashton Kutcher
Bradley Cooper
Ryan Reynolds
Steve Carell

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS
Cameron Diaz
* Emma Stone
Jennifer Aniston
Mila Kunis
Natalie Portman

FAVORITE MOVIE STAR UNDER 25
* Chloë Grace Moretz
Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson
Rupert Grint
Tom Felton

FAVORITE ENSEMBLE MOVIE CAST
Bridesmaids
The Hangover Part II
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
X-Men: First Class

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE VOICE
Anne Hathaway as Jewel, Rio
Jack Black as Po, Kung Fu Panda 2
* Johnny Depp as Rango, Rango
Katy Perry as Smurfette, The Smurfs
Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, Cars 2

FAVORITE MOVIE SUPERHERO
Chris Evans as Captain America
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
James McAvoy as Professor X
Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
* Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

FAVORITE BOOK ADAPTATION
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Help
I Am Number Four
Soul Surfer
Water For Elephants

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 picture: Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros.

Nathan Fillion, CastlePhoto: Castle's Nathan Fillion.

FAVORITE NETWORK TV DRAMA
The Good Wife
Grey's Anatomy
House
* Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries

FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTOR
David Boreanz
Hugh Laurie
Ian Somerhalder
* Nathan Fillion
Patrick Dempsey

FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Blake Lively
Ellen Pompeo
Emily Deschanel
Eva Longoria
* Nina Dobrev

FAVORITE CABLE TV DRAMA
Dexter
Game of Thrones
* Pretty Little Liars
True Blood
White Collar

FAVORITE NETWORK TV COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
* How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
Two and a Half Men

FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin
Chris Colfer
Cory Monteith
Jim Parsons
* Neil Patrick Harris

FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTRESS
Courteney Cox
Jane Lynch
Kaley Cuoco
* Lea Michele
Tina Fey

FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY
* Hot In Cleveland
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Nurse Jackie
Royal Pains
Weeds

FAVORITE TV COMPETITION SHOW
* American Idol
America's Got Talent
Dancing With The Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA
Bones
* Castle
Criminal Minds
CSI
NCIS

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW
Fringe
* Supernatural
True Blood
The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST
Al Roker, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, The Today Show
Anderson Cooper, Anderson
* Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin, Live with Regis & Kelly
Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray Show

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TV HOST
Conan O'Brien, Conan
David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman
Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
* Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel Live

FAVORITE TV GUEST STAR
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Jim Carrey, The Office
* Katy Perry, How I Met Your Mother
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

FAVORITE TV CELEBREALITY STAR
Gene Simmons
Giuliana Rancic
Kathy Griffin
* Kim Kardashian
Tia & Tamera Mowry

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA
A Gifted Man
Grimm
Hart of Dixie
Once Upon A Time
Pan Am
* Person of Interest
Prime Suspect
Revenge
Ringer
The Secret Circle
Terra Nova
Unforgettable

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY
* 2 Broke Girls
Allen Gregory
Last Man Standing
Man Up!
New Girl
Suburgatory
Up All Night
Whitney

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Blake Shelton
* Bruno Mars
Eminem
Enrique Iglesias
Justin Bieber

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Adele
Beyoncé
* Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE SONG OF THE YEAR
The Edge Of Glory, Lady Gaga
* E.T, Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennet & GoonRock
Rolling in the Deep, Adele

FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
21, Adele
4, Beyoncé
* Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Femme Fatale, Britney Spears
Own The Night, Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
* Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

FAVORITE HIP HOP ARTIST
B.o.B.
* Eminem
Jay-Z
Nicki Minaj
Pitbull

FAVORITE R&B ARTIST
Beyoncé
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
Ne-Yo
* Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
* Maroon 5
Red Hot Chili Peppers

FAVORITE COUNTRY ARTIST
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
* Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Judas, Lady Gaga
* Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry
Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Goonrock & Lauren Bennett
Rolling in the Deep, Adele
Run The World (Girls), Beyoncé

FAVORITE TOUR HEADLINER
Bon Jovi
* Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
U2
Usher

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