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Gay & Lesbian Critics Announce Film and TV Award Nominations

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Gay & Lesbian Critics Announce Film and TV Award Nominations
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In addition to such mainstream contenders as "Midnight in Paris," "The Artist," "The Descendants" and "The Tree of Life," the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Assn. has nominated Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Life In," the tale of an obsessive plastic surgeon, and Andrew Haigh's "Weekend," a look at the emotional side of a gay hook-up, for best film of the year.

The group, which consists of 50 critics, entertainment journalists and pop culture writers, announced its nominations for the 2012 Dorian Awards on Tuesday.

In the category of LBGT-themed film of the year, the organization nominated "Weekend" along with "Albert Nobbs," "Beginners," "Pariah" and "Tomboy."

 Injecting some humor into awards season, it also singled out five films as nominees for Campy (International or Not) Film of the Year: They are "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," "Kaboom," "The Muppets," "Thor" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1."

GALECA also nominated five films in the category of "Unsung Film of the Year": They are "50/50," "Insidious," "Jane Eyre," "Warrior" and "Win Win."

For film performance of the year, its nominees are Christopher Plummer for "Beginners"; Leonardo DiCaprio, "J. Edgar"; Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"; Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"; Michael Fassbender, "Shame"; and Rooney Mara, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

Turning to television, the critics nominated "American Horror Story," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland," "Mildred Pierce" and "The Good Wife" in TV drama, and "Modern Family," "Louie," "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Happy Endings" for TV comedy.

For "Wilde Wit of the Year," the group nominated Kathy Griffin, Kristen Wiig, Louis C.K., Rachel Maddow and the staff writers of "Happy Endings."

Winners of the Dorian Awards will be announced Jan. 16, and a celebratory toast will be held Feb. 19 in Los Angeles.

The Hollywood Reporter

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