Carol sweeps gay and lesbian critics’ awards after Oscars snub

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

Cate Blanchett won a Dorian Award as Best Actress!

Fifties romance Carol was the big winner in the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association awards – the Dorians – taking five top prizes including best film, best director for Todd Haynes and best actress for Cate Blanchett. The critically acclaimed period drama, which was nominated for six Oscars last week, also won best screenplay (for Phyllis Nagy’s script) and best LGBTQ film, while Haynes also received the Wilde artist of the year award.

Carol’s success represents a fillip for Haynes and his team after the Cannes prize-winner unexpectedly missed out on Academy awards nominations for best film and best director . Blanchett and co-star Rooney Mara are up for best actress and best supporting actress respectively, with the latter the current bookmakers’ favourite to take home the prize, and Nagy also has a nod for best adapted screenplay.

via The Guardian

Yesterday there were also the Sydney Theatre Awards, but Cate didn’t won for The Present.