Chris Colfer Just Won A Golden Globe And It's Kind Of A Big Deal
Fans of Glee and proponents for equal rights for everyone have a lot of celebrating to do because Chris Colfer just won a Golden Globe award for his role as Kurt Hummel.
Chris looked stunned when his name was called while castmates Dianna Agron and Jenna Ushkowitz were overcome by excitement for the 20-year old actor.
Colfer accepted his award and dedicated it, "To all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates that are constantly told no by the people in their environments, by bullies at school -- that they can't be who they are or have what they want because of who they are. Well... screw that, kids."
Colfer's win not only marks his complete acceptance into the Hollywood acting community (remember his role in Glee was his first legit acting gig and the very first thing he did after high school), but it's also exciting for Gleeks and gay teens alike that his amazing and life-saving performance every week as the openly-gay Kurt is getting the praise and respect it deserves.
"I may have to swallow some Raid because the butterflies in my stomach are getting rowdy," Chris tweeted yesterday about getting ready for the awards. And just to clarify here, Chris was joking. Swallowing Raid will likely kill you. Don't do it.
Chris's best Glee buddies have already been twittering....or glittering congrats to him.
"Aahhh! Sooo many tears," tweeted Ashley Fink mere moments after Chris won. "Oh my god oh my god. Remember that time @chriscolfer won the Golden Globe?! Sooo proud. Best. Speech. Ever."
Ashley was actually Chris' date to the awards -- he tweeted a pic of them on the way to the awards earlier in the day.
"Big ups to @chriscolfer for his golden globe, 20 years old, so incredible, so proud of you," tweeted Jenna Ushkowitz.
Leave your congrats messages for Chris in the comments below. What do you think, what does Chris' win mean for teens in the LGBT community? Will it change anyone's perceptions?
Other Golden Globe highlights include:
- The movie all about Facebook, 'The Social Network' won for Best Score, which was totally deserving.
- Justin Bieber and Haliee Steinfeld presented the award for Best Animated flick, which went to Toy Story 3.
- Jane Lynch also won and award for her role as Sue Sylvester on 'Glee'
- Emma Stone was nominated for her role in Easy A. Emma looked gorgeous, but sadly lost making the folks over at OMG very, very sad.