Once a tertiary character on “Glee,” Kurt Hummell (Chris Colfer) has been front-and-center for most of Season 2 as the show addresses heavy issues like religion, homophobia, and bullying. The spotlight earned Colfer a Golden Globe at Sunday’s ceremony, and while everyone watching at home may have been unsurprised, Colfer seemed genuinely shocked by the honor.
“I can’t believe it. I’m not sure how much my shaky hands can tweet, but
thank you so much! Couldn’t do what I do without you guys!” he tweeted after his acceptance speech, which made just about everyone at the “Glee” table cry. (Lea Michele might win a Golden Globe next year for her dramatic performance at this year’s Golden Globes.)
After getting smooches from co-stars Dianna Agron and Ashley Fink (his date!), Colfer took the stage shakily. “But most importantly to all the amazing kids who watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates who 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.”