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Watch: Chris Colfer Wins Golden Globe, Speaks Out Against Bullying

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Chris Colfer won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a TV series as gay teen Kurt Hummel, on Glee.

Said Colfer: "To all the amazing kids that watch our show, and the kids that our show celebrates that are constantly told 'no' by the people and the environments, by bullies at school that they can't be who they are or have what they want because of who they are, well (holds up award)...screw that kids!"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Other LGBT-related Globes of note: Annette Bening wins Best Actress in Musical or Comedy for The Kids Are All Right, Jane Lynch wins Best Supporting Actress in a TV series for Glee, Glee for Best Musical or Comedy TV series, The Kids Are All Right for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy...

Full list coming post-show.

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  1. I swear I saw Jane Fonda's right nipple pop out.

    Posted by: Quasi-Stellar Object | Jan 17, 2011 12:42:06 AM


  2. Anyone who says Chris can't act is likely not watching on a regular basis or is assuming he is only playing himself. I've seen tremendous range from him and look forward to his future work. And what were you all doing at his age?

    And if Sean Hayes "can't get arrested" how do you explain his having the lead in a Broadway show? There may be some stunt casting involved, but no producer would put the money in if he didn't have some talent to back it up.

    Those who think they can do better are welcome to close their laptops and go audition themselves.

    Posted by: Ron | Jan 17, 2011 12:44:08 AM


  3. "Quasi-Stellar Object" is also saying the exact same things @ joemygod as "MarkDC". Apparently closted right-winger. Maybe his momma will come home and see him on gay websites! Maybe someone could just trace his ISP, it's been done before! Start sending him a bunch of gay spam! LOL

    Posted by: CB | Jan 17, 2011 1:17:32 AM


  4. The award is well deserved, if not for the acting, than for the acceptance speech. It's certainly the most worth-seeing that I've seen in a while.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 17, 2011 1:26:03 AM


  5. Amazing how many haters out there. The net makes it
    possible for cowards to grow balls(tiny balls).

    Posted by: Mr_Maboose | Jan 17, 2011 1:36:32 AM


  6. Quasi-Stellar Object: Sean Hays, um, happens to be in a very well received Broadway show in which he was nominated for a Tony Award, (if you check out his IMDB page you'll see he's continued to work steadily-in fact, he hasn't stopped working-- with actors such as Jack Nicholson, Patty Clarkson, etc. Uh, yeah, I'd say he's really struggling/forgotten.

    I'm not even a real fan of his but why do you have to rain on our parade?

    Posted by: rob | Jan 17, 2011 2:49:23 AM


  7. Ok, I'm passionate and opinionated but I do forget grammar and spelling sometimes. Sorry.
    Hayes.
    And I meant to put an end to the parentheses after the word 'working.'
    Oops. Must have been caught up in the moment.

    Posted by: rob | Jan 17, 2011 2:50:51 AM


  8. 'I swear I saw Jane Fonda's right nipple pop out.'.........

    .......Wardrobe malfunction

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 17, 2011 2:56:28 AM


  9. I happen to like "obscene expressions"....they're eh, very expressive.
    So @ Matt, blow me.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 17, 2011 2:56:50 AM


  10. Screw Golfer, I want to hear about Fonda's nipplegate.

    Posted by: jak | Jan 17, 2011 3:11:52 AM


  11. "I just LOVE young people saying "screw that" to homophobia."

    Chris Colfer said "screw that kids".

    Bad example and nothing to be proud about, he should know better.

    Posted by: Martin Luther King | Jan 17, 2011 4:58:02 AM


  12. There was basically nothing in the Globes for us gay guys. Where were the movies with our relationships? There was nothing. Out of all the hundreds of movies that are made each year, you'd think there'd at least be one of note.

    We gay guys still appear to be unwelcome in Hollywood, sad to say. Our presence in movies is relegated to comical sidekicks.

    As for Chris Colfer, couldn't he at least have mentioned the word "gay"? He came across as if he was avoiding the word.

    Posted by: mark | Jan 17, 2011 6:10:16 AM


  13. Chris reminds me of the so-called Hollywood All-American Boy image in the 40s and 50s... Van Johnson, Tab Hunter, Troy Donohue who always got the girl on the screen, and the directors off the screens! Times have changed... because
    art imitates life after all.

    Posted by: jerry pritikin | Jan 17, 2011 7:29:34 AM


  14. The show was incredibly boring and predictable. There's a whole industry for the award show season so you pretty much know which movies are liked by the people that give out these awards.

    Did anyone else notice how matronly gowns worn by the actresses? There were a lot of very 1980's-like sequin gowns. The 80s is back they say.

    It was a weak year for movies. I don't think any of these movies are really going to be masterpieces of the cinema 10 years from now.

    I had no interest in seeing anything. The only movie of the year I saw was Toy Story 3, which was very good and should have won the Best Movie (Musical/Comedy) category, but it wasn't even nominated, which is strange because the first and second Toy Storys won and good animated movies usually win that category at the Globes.

    The host, Ricky Gervais, was actually pretty funny and I usually always hate the host but maybe it was because he was as bitchy as I was.

    Posted by: River | Jan 17, 2011 7:33:53 AM


  15. @Martin Luther King: What did you think the word "that" referred to? He was saying screw homophobia, kids! Scroll back up and try re-reading or re-watching it. Cant believe you could be so pissy about a relatively inoffensive word. If that were only the worst thing the world had to worry about it would be a much better place. In the grand scheme of things its so insignificant as to be almost unnoticeable. I think your comment is ludicrous.

    Posted by: Stephen | Jan 17, 2011 7:36:47 AM


  16. I don't actually watch or like Glee, but I thought Colfer's speech was perfect.

    @Mark, I don't think Chris *was* avoiding the word 'gay'. It may be where a lot of discussion in the media is focused these days, but the smarmy, let's-all-be-friends point of Glee isn't just that gay kids can be accepted and find a place, it's that *everyone* can. And Chris was saying to every kind of teenager watching--queer and not--that they can too.

    Are you really going to slam the kid for being too inclusive?

    Posted by: dex | Jan 17, 2011 8:27:04 AM


  17. Those of you criticizing and complaining either don't understand these award shows or take them way too seriously. Except for perhaps the lifetime achievement awards (the model for which exists on its own without all the attendant nonsense in many other fields), they are rather embarrassing self-congratulatory publicity events that, in the performance categories at any rate, have little to do with individual accomplishment. Statues are invariably awarded to those who, through writing, production, critical popularity and cultural resonance (an alchemy that every producer desperately seeks) stand as a symbol for what has connected this season with audiences. Indeed, most actors with any intelligence or self-awareness realize this and mention it in some fashion in their acceptance speeches. As did Mr. Colfer.

    Whether or not Chris Colfer is a great actor is entirely beside the point. That view is as useless as taking scripture as literal fact. It bears mentioning that in some cases the entertainment industry sees an opportunity to make a social statement, however ham-fisted, and I believe this was one of them. But mostly Colfer won this award because he successfully inhabited a role that connected with audiences in a popular and significant way. He moved people. He was memorable.

    The fact that he represents a now-awarded point of view on something that is one of the defining social issues of our time should, even in its admittedly superficial fashion, be cause for a moment of rejoicing for all of us.

    Posted by: rascal | Jan 17, 2011 9:12:18 AM


  18. Chris Colfer is the gay "Hattie McDaniel" despite his Golden Globe, he'll always be the sissy sidekick fawning over the straight jock.

    Posted by: Doris Dey | Jan 17, 2011 9:31:19 AM


  19. Thank you Chris...

    FEM...masculine....and anything inbetween...the gay community is as dieverse as the colors in our rainbow flag. We honor, salute and embrace EVERY member of our community. To anyone who takes any issue by the mannerisms of a person (fem or not)...please excuse yourself from our community and what it stands for, because the men and woman who fought to liberate us from discrimination did not do so just for the "str8 acting" gays, but all of us.

    SELF RESPECTING gay people grasp that.

    Congrats Chris and Kids...it REALLY does get better!

    Posted by: Daddolfe | Jan 17, 2011 9:39:41 AM


  20. Uh oh...his win is going to make the straight acting gays on here pissed. You know how they hate the idea of any identifiable gay ever taking a breath, much less on television. Because unlike them, Chris is comfortable in his skin and doesn't need to walk this planet with one foot in the closet and one foot out, constantly paranoid that someone somewhere may idnetify him as gay. You hyper "masculine" homos need to do us all a favor and sign the papers for your ex-gay conversion already. Your self loathing is making everyone laugh at your delusions. Straight and gay.
    GO CHRIS! and props to any kid who is unapollogetically themselves. Insecure people have their own Daddy issues they need to deal with.

    Posted by: Michael T. | Jan 17, 2011 9:46:15 AM


  21. Congratulations Chris. This speech made Robert Deniro, Matt Damon, Anne Hathaway, Brad Pitt (all visible in the clip) nearly give him a standing ovation. A website I read said it was one of the most well recieved speeches of the night because it was short, to the point but very powerful (those are always the best)
    Positive people will celebrate this win. Negative dark souls will find a way to drag an argument on here and have something to argue about for the sake of arguing.
    Congrats Chris and congrats to our lesbian friends for "The kids are alright" winning their awards too (written, and directed by a lesbian)

    Posted by: IonMusic | Jan 17, 2011 9:55:15 AM


  22. Bravo, Chris!

    To those who say he's not that good an actor, obviously they missed the bullying episodes earlier this year. He nailed it. Why do people have to tear down anyone gay who accomplishes anything or gets any recognition. If only we could conquer our own internalized homophobia we'd be better equipped to take on the Maggie Gallaghers and Porno Petes.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Jan 17, 2011 11:54:36 AM


  23. He's definitely a bottom....

    Posted by: Jus Sayin | Jan 17, 2011 12:23:09 PM


  24. First off, congrats to Chris. I don't care what some people here say, I think he deserved the award 100%.

    @Michael T.

    I don't think it's always the masculine or "straight acting" (ugh, hate that term) gays that have an issue. Why do so many out there assume that only the femme gays love themselves or love being gay? I think there are plenty of self-hating femmes out there too. Not trying to argue, it's just an observation.

    @ the haters

    I guess I'm the only one around here who could care less if Chris will ever play straight. I mean, some of the comments went on about how he'll always play gay, as if that's a terrible thing. Personally, I could care less if a gay actor plays straight. My biggest concern is that there are more and more diverse gay characters/roles played by more out actors. Maybe I am unrealistic here, but that's how I feel.

    Posted by: jacki | Jan 17, 2011 1:10:39 PM


  25. "As for Chris Colfer, couldn't he at least have mentioned the word 'gay'?"

    So true. Because otherwise you have absolutely no idea that he's gay. *rolls eyes*

    He's brilliant and talented and successful and revered by professionals and the public for playing the most famous gay character on TV and he's identifiably and honestly gay. Welcome to the 21st Century. Here we don't just talk about it, we live it.

    Posted by: justme | Jan 17, 2011 1:14:55 PM


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