GLEE and 'Grey Gardens' Win Dorian Awards
"Glee" took home top honors last night at the Dorian Awards, winning the award for the TV musical or comedy of the year. In addition, the drama "Grey Gardens," inspired by the 1975 documentary of the same name, was named TV Drama of the Year. The Dorian Awards are presented by the newly formed Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.
Recent winner of the People's Choice Award for Best New Comedy, GLEE, the genre-defying new musical comedy series, follows an optimistic teacher who - against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach - attempts to save McKinley High's Glee Club from obscurity while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential. Starring Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays,Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison,Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz, GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century FoxTelevision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk and Dante di Loreto serve as executive producers, while Ian Brennan serves as co-executive producer.
Grey Gardens is an HBO that film stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lang as Little Edie and Edith Beale and is directed by Michael Sucsy, who co-authored the teleplay with Patricia Rozema.
Grey Gardens, The Musical, opened on Broadway November 2, 2006. The show was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2007, and won 3 prizes including Best Actress in Muscial for Christine Ebersole in the role of Edith Bouvier Beale and Best Featured Musical Actress for Mary Louise Wilson for her part as Big Edith.
The full list of winners includes:
FILM OF THE YEAR:
A Single Man
FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:
Colin Firth, A Single Man
LGBT - THEMED FILM OF THE YEAR:
A Single Man
CAMPY - INTENTIONAL OR NOT - FILM OF THE YEAR:
TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR:
TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY OF THE YEAR:
TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: DRAMA:
Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: MUSICAL OR COMEDY:
Jane Lynch, Glee
LGBT - THEMED TV SHOW OF THE YEAR:
Prayers for Bobby
CAMPY - INTENTIONAL OR NOT - TV SHOW OF THE YEAR:
THE MORE, PLEASE! BREAKOUT AWARD:
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
SAVAGE WIT OF THE YEAR:
THE FOREVER AGELESS AWARD:
FILM OR TV PROGRAM:
All About Eve