‘The Last of Us’ Leads Nominees for 2023 Dorian TV Awards

The nominations for the 2023 Dorian TV Awards are in, presented by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and it’s good news for HBO.

Premium cable/streaming powerhouses “The Last of Us,” “Somebody Somewhere,” and “The White Lotus” were the top-3 nominees, followed by ABC’s “Abbott Elementary.”

“The Last of Us” received 8 nominations including Best TV Drama, Best LGBTQ Show and Best TV Performance for both Pedro Pascal and co-star Bella Ramsey. The show garnered double nominations for Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman in the Best Supporting TV Performance category, among its other nominations.

Meanwhile, “Somebody Somewhere” received 6 nominations, including Best TV Performance for star Bridget Everett.

“The White Lotus” received 5 nominations, with the show completely dominating the Best Supporting TV Performance category, with nods for Jennifer Coolidge, Meghan Fahy, and Aubrey Plaza.

Overall, HBO (in combination with HBO Max) received 32 nominations, followed by Netflix (13) and Amazon (10).

But don’t count “Abbott Elementary” out. The critical and audience favorite was nominated 4 times, 5 if you count creator and star Quinta Brunson’s nomination for the Wild Wit Award, given to a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse. Brunson is also nominated for Best TV Performance.

The Dorian Awards honor film and television with an advocacy approach, recognizing both mainstream and LGBTQIA+ titles, with particular attention given to shows that have a positive representation of queer culture. GALECA also advocates for better pay and access for members, especially those in the most under-represented and vulnerable sections.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Dorian TV Awards Nominees – Full List

best tv drama

Interview With The Vampire (AMC)
The Last of Us (HBO)
Succession (HBO)
The White Lotus (HBO)
Yellow Jacket (Showtime)

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best tv comedy

Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Bear (FX on Hulu)
The Other Two (HBO Max)
poker face (peacock)
Somewhere (HBO)

Best LGBTQ TV Shows

Interview With The Vampire (AMC)
A League of Their Own (Amazon)
Somewhere (HBO)
The Last of Us (HBO)
The Other Two (HBO Max)

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

Beef (Netflix)
Daisy Jones and the Six (Amazon)
Dead Ringers (Amazon)
Fire Island (Hulu)
Rye Lane (Hulu)

best unsung show

A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
Dairy Girls (Netflix)
Jury Duty (Amazon Freebie)
Los Espooquies (HBO
Reservation Dogs (FX on Hulu)
Somewhere (HBO)

Best Non-English Show

The Elite (Netflix)
Extraordinary Attorney Wu (Netflix)
Los Espooquies (HBO)
Smiley (Netflix)
The Young Royals (Netflix)

Best TV Performance – Drama

Kieran Culkin, Succession (HBO)
Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjacket (Showtime)
Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us (HBO)
Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us (HBO)
Sarah Snook, Succession (HBO)

Best Supporting TV Performance – Drama

Murray Bartlett, The Last of Us (HBO)
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus (HBO)
Meghan Fahey, The White Lotus (HBO)
Nick Offerman, The Last of Us (HBO)
Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus (HBO)

Best TV Performance – Comedy

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Bridget Everett, Somebody Somewhere (HBO)
Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face (Peacock)
Ali Wong, Beef (Netflix)

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Best Supporting TV Performance – Comedy

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Ayo Adebiri, Bear (FX on Hulu)
Jeff Hiller, Somebody Somewhere (HBO)
Janelle James, Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Sherrill Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Best TV Musical Performance

Kala Bhairav ​​and Rahul Sipligunj, “Naatu Naatu,” 95th Academy Awards (ABC)
Ariana Debose, “Angela Bassett Did the Thing (Opening Number),” BAFTA Film Awards (Britbox)
Bridget Everett, “Gloria,” Somebody Somewhere (HBO)
Jane Krakowski, “Bells and Whistles,” Schmigdoon! (Apple TV+)
Nick Offerman, “Long, Long Time,” The Last of Us (HBO)

Best TV Documentary or Documentary Series

Pamela, A Love Story (Netflix)
Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields (Hulu)
Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror (shudder)
Walkthrough (HBO)
The 1619 Project (Hulu)

Best LGBTQ Documentary or Documentary Series

The Book of Queer (Discovery+)
Generation Drag (Discovery+)
Mama’s Boy (HBO)
Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror (shudder)
Here We Are (HBO)

best current affairs show

The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Zive (Showtime)

best animated show

Big Mouth (Netflix)
Dead End: Paranormal Park (Netflix)
Harley Quinn (HBO Max)
South Park (Comedy Central)
The Simpsons (Fox)

best reality show

Jury Duty (Amazon Freebie)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (MTV)
traitor (peacock)
The Ultimatum: Queer Love (Netflix)

Most Viewed Show

Endor (Disney+)
Dead Ringers (Amazon)
The Last of Us (HBO)
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Amazon)
The White Lotus (HBO)

campiest tv show

Dead Ringers (Amazon)
Eurovision Song Contest (Peacock)
Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+)
Schmigdoon! (Apple TV+)
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+)
Wednesday (Netflix)

wild wit award (given to an artist, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)

Joel Kim Booster
Quinta Brunson
Wanda Sykes
bowen yang

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