Oscar frontrunner Birdman and Tv drama Transparent lead the nominations for the 2015 Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association's Dorian Awards.

Michael Keaton's acclaimed movie is up for four of the top awards, including Film Performance of the Year - Actor, Film Director of the Year (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Visually Striking Film of the Year, and Film of the Year, where it will be up against Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, and Pride.

Fresh off its two wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday (11Jan15), acclaimed transgender-centred series Transparent snagged six nods, including Tv Performance of the Year - Actor (Jeffrey Tambor), LGBTQ Tv Show of the Year, Unsung Tv Show of the Year, and Tv Comedy of the Year, where it will compete with The Comeback, Modern Family, Orange Is The New Black, and Veep.

Meanwhile, the freshman series' creator Jill Soloway is also up for Tv Director of the Year and Wilde Artist of the Year, a prize which honours a groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theatre and/or television.

Other nominees include Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Steve Carell, who will all go up against Keaton in the lead actor category, while Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon are among the women up for Film Performance of the Year - Actress nominees.

In addition, Fargo, The Good Wife, How To Get Away With Murder, Mad Men, and The Normal Heart will vie for Tv Drama of the Year, while stars including Matt Bomer, Matthew MCConaughey, Mark Ruffalo and Kevin Spacey will compete against Tambor for Tv Performance of the Year - Actor, and Viola Davis, Lisa Kudrow, Julianna Margulies, Tatiana Maslany, and Frances MCDormand will vie for the respective actress category.

Star Trek alum and gay rights advocate George Takei will be honoured with the Timeless Star accolade, which is given to "an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit."

The Dorian Awards will be announced on 20 January (15), with a formal ceremony to be held in Hollywood on 1 March (15).