Muppets, Bieber, 'Skin I Live In' Among 2012 Dorian Award Nominees

Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:08am EST

"The Artist," "The Descendants," "Midnight in Paris," "The Skin I Live In," "The Tree of Life" and "Weekend" are the Film of the Year contenders for the 2012 Dorian Awards, the entertainment accolades handed out by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.

Rooney Mara is up against Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio for Film Performance of the Year, while Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" and "The Muppets" take on "Thor" and "Breaking Dawn, Part 1" for the fun Campy (Intentional or Not) Film of the Year honor.

On the TV side, ABC's "Happy Endings" earned four nominations, including TV Comedy of the Year, LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year, Unsung TV Show of the Year and Wilde Wit of the Year Award for the show's writing staff.

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"Bridesmaids" and "Mike & Molly" star Melissa McCarthy is among the contenders for the We're Wilde About You Rising Star Award, along with Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy, while Kathy Griffin, Kristen Wiig, Louis C.K. and Rachel Maddow round out the Wilde Wit of the Year nominees.

GALECA will also honor a Timeless Star -- "given to a living actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit" -- to be announced on Jan. 16, when the complete list of Dorian Award winners will be revealed.

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, formed in 2009, is comprised of more than 50 critics, entertainment journalists and pop culture critics who work for newspapers, magazines, websites and TV and radio outlets nationwide.

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The organization's patron saint is Oscar Wilde, and the Dorian Awards reflect members' nominations from a variety of categories, not just LGBT-centric.

The complete list of nominees for the 2012 Dorian Awards:

Film of the Year

"Midnight in Paris"

"The Artist"

"The Descendants"

"The Skin I Live In"

"The Tree of Life"

"Weekend"

Film Performance of the Year

Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "J Edgar"

Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"

Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"

Michael Fassbender, "Shame"

Rooney Mara, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Documentary of the Year (Film, DVD or TV)

"Carol Channing: Larger Than Life"

"Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

"Page One: Inside the New York Times"

"Pina"

"We Were Here"

LGBT-Themed Film of the Year

"Albert Nobbs"

"Beginners"

"Pariah"

"Tomboy"

"Weekend"

LGBT-Themed Documentary of the Year

"Becoming Chaz"

"Bill Cunningham New York"

"Making the Boys"

"Vito"

"We Were Here"

Campy (Intentional or Not) Film of the Year

"Justin Bieber: Never Say Never"

"Kaboom"

"The Muppets"

"Thor"

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1"

Unsung Film of the Year

"50/50"

"Insidious"

"Jane Eyre"

"Warrior"

"Win Win"

TV Drama of the Year

"American Horror Story"

"Downton Abbey"

"Homeland"

"Mildred Pierce"

"The Good Wife"

TV Comedy of the Year

"Modern Family"

"Louie"

"30 Rock"

"The Big Bang Theory"

"Happy Endings"

TV Musical Program of the Year

"A Very Gaga Thanksgiving"

"Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On"

"Glee"

"Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour"

"The Voice"

TV Performance of the Year

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"

Kate Winslet, "Mildred Pierce"

Madeline Stowe, "Revenge"

LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year

"American Horror Story"

"Happy Endings"

"Modern Family"

"RuPaul's Drag Race"

"True Blood"

Campy (Intentional or Not) TV Show of the Year

"American Horror Story"

"Hot In Cleveland"

"Revenge"

"The A List New York"

"True Blood"

 

Unsung TV Show of the Year

"Enlightened"

"Happy Endings"

"Louie"

"Pan Am"

"Parenthood"

"Suburgatory"

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"

Timeless Star (To Be Announced)

Given to a living actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit.

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