Canada's Noah Reid Nominated For Dorian Award
Noah Reid’s performance of “Simply The Best” on Schitt’s Creek last season has earned the Canadian actor and musician a Dorian Award nomination.
The Dorian Awards are handed out annually by GALECA, a network of more than 200 LGBT entertainment writers in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia at outlets like Rolling Stone, Billboard, and iHeartRadio.ca.
Reid, 31, plays Patrick on the made-in-Canada TV series. In 2015, the Toronto native was nominated for Best Original Song at the Canadian Screen Awards for the title track to the film People Hold On.
In the sixth episode of Season 4 of Schitt's Creek, Reid's character serenades David (played by Dan Levy) with an acoustic cover of “Simply The Best,” the 1991 Tina Turner hit.
Reid is up against Adam Lambert (for his version of “Believe” at the Kennedy Center Honors); Billy Porter, MJ Rodriguez and Our Lady J (for “Home” on Pose); Keala Settle (for “This Is Me” at the Academy Awards); and Sufjan Stevens (for “Mystery of Love” at the Academy Awards).
Schitt’s Creek also earned Dorian Awards nominations for TV Comedy of the Year and Unsung TV Show of the Year.
Reid isn’t the only Canadian vying for a Dorian this year. Sandra Oh earned a nod as TV Performance of the Year - Actress for her work in Killing Eve and comedian Samantha Bee is up for Wilde Wit of the Year and TV Current Affairs Show of the Year (for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee).
Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott each got nominations for their roles in A Star Is Born (Gaga and Cooper are also up for Wilde Artist of the Year) as did Rami Malek for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. The film Whitney was nominated for LGBTQ Documentary of the Year.
Winners of the 10th Dorian Awards will be announced on Jan. 8. See the full list of nominations here.