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Watch: Neil Patrick Harris Wins 'People's Choice Award', Recognizes David Burtka and Their Twins


Neil Patrick Harris won the People's Choice Award last night for Favorite TV Comedy actor and drew some attention to gay parenting. I'm not sure, but this may be the first time a gay man has thanked both his partner and their children in one of these awards speeches.


Congrats to Neil and the entire family.

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  1. They were so cute. I'm proud of both them.

    Posted by: MNL | Jan 6, 2011 9:41:48 AM

  2. Ok I don't mean to be a dick or anything, but does anyone think it was weird the way David Burtka just stared forward while NPH kissed him on the cheek. Seems like your immediate reaction would be to look at your partner and kiss him on the lips.

    It almost seems like the producers told them not to kiss on the lips. Everyone who has watched The Comeback knows that People's Choice Awards always tell the winners they have won beforehand.

    Still its great and all. I just found it strange.

    Posted by: George | Jan 6, 2011 10:06:41 AM

  3. Openly gay man with two kids winning PCA tells times change.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jan 6, 2011 10:24:51 AM

  4. @George

    Totally agree, very strange

    Posted by: DTK | Jan 6, 2011 10:48:26 AM

  5. By the way, Jane Lynch won for Favorite TV Comedy actress as well. It's interesting they both won for playing overly confident, slightly insufferable straight people.

    A far cry from the straight people winning awards for playing overly confident, slightly insufferable gay people on Will & Grace.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jan 6, 2011 11:03:37 AM

  6. People's Choice Awards are whack - it's a bunch of tweens voting over and over daily. I looked up the winners and Twilight and Eminem/Rihanna won in each of their categories. With that being said, congrats to NPH!

    Posted by: IndyTown | Jan 6, 2011 11:07:34 AM

  7. @George: I don't find it strange at all. If anything, David didn't know how Neil wanted to react, considering the audience of those awards. So far whenever NPH has won something, he'd always kiss David on the cheek. They aren't so much about PDA, are they? The only picture of them kissing each other on the mouth was a private picture, which had been leaked by a friend.

    Posted by: Mimi | Jan 6, 2011 11:17:13 AM

  8. ....and he plays a straight man on TV.

    Posted by: Wonderer | Jan 6, 2011 12:00:21 PM

  9. How crass to criticize the guy for not reacting properly when his man just won an award on live TV. He reacted just fine and they're both awesome. Jealous bitches.

    Posted by: denison | Jan 6, 2011 12:13:19 PM

  10. What a great story. I adore NPH and wish him, his partner David and their children all the health, happiness, love and success the world has to offer. This story, video and picture makes my day!

    Posted by: Bob R | Jan 6, 2011 12:41:49 PM

  11. no matter what happens some people have to find something wrong, nph and jl play straight characters, who cares. harris seems to be a great example of what a very talented gay man can achieve.

    Posted by: lk | Jan 6, 2011 1:56:33 PM

  12. Peoples Choice winner 1990...

    Posted by: CB | Jan 6, 2011 2:47:11 PM

  13. The one thing I found fascinating and watched againd and again was the momentthe NPH leaned over and kissed DB- like clockwork the two guys behind them suddenly avert their eyes at that exact moment. (they keep clapping, and our smiling) but I can't help but think it's still representative as a whole how many feel watching two men kiss.

    Posted by: rufus | Jan 6, 2011 4:23:12 PM

  14. @Rufus

    Do you know what your unfiltered reaction to seeing two people kiss is? Some people gawk. Some people avert their eyes. Some people are wizards. Get over it. ;)

    Posted by: mrAshley | Jan 6, 2011 5:00:50 PM

  15. What was Zac thinking there in that cameo shot? I've loved NPH since the "Doogie" days and he tears me up on HMYM. More power to him. You could tell how excited he was to thank his "better half" and I hope they make it work for a long, long time. Too cool!

    Posted by: TyInTenn | Jan 6, 2011 9:30:44 PM

  16. David and Neil Patrick are the healthiest (and cutest) couple in America.

    Posted by: jkfmsincty | Jan 7, 2011 4:52:03 PM

  17. He didn't even thank the turkey baster?!? Without it, they couldn't even have their custom-made kids.

    Posted by: Tobey | Jan 8, 2011 8:58:02 AM

  18. Umm not sure how their kids are any more "custom" made than anyone else yeah the used an egg doner and a surroget but when ypu use an egg doner all ypu know about them is medical history and ethnaticiyy..

    Also he usually just konda sits there or turns into the kiss they do only kiss on the cheeck in public usually...its probably just becsuse he didn't know whay to do they spent 3 years of their relationship closeted

    Posted by: elle | Jul 17, 2012 1:12:38 AM

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