Jan 17, 2011

Chris Colfer Emotional Over Globes Win

Chris Colfer poses with his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Glee” in the press room at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 16, 2011 Jane Lynch, winner of the Favorite TV Comedy Actress award, and Chris Colfer with the award for Favorite TV Comedy for ‘Glee’ backstage at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on January 5, 2011

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Chris Colfer poses with his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Glee” in the press room at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 16, 2011.   He is also pictured with Jane Lynch who walked away with a Supporting Actress win.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
A Golden Globe win means a lot to the winners, but to “Glee’s” Chris Colfer, who picked up the statute for Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role, it was a the culmination of a childhood dream.
“It’s insane. I hate to say that I am a ‘Cinderfellow’ but I really kind of feel like it tonight,” Chris told reporters backstage at the ceremony following his win for playing Kurt Hummel. “Literally, I have been watching the Globes since I was an embryo. I actually got a message via Facebook from a friend and he said, ‘One of my elementary school memories is you standing up in front of the class and telling everyone to watch the Golden Globes,’ and now I am here.”

The actor said he expects himself to have only few memories from Sunday night, because it was so emotional.
“I won’t remember this. I kind of blacked out when I heard my name,” he said.
There is someone who might be able to help him recall things later – his mom, whom he called backstage.
“I was on the phone with my mom. And I was trying to say, ‘I can’t talk right now because I am in the pressroom.’ [She said], ‘You’re in the rest room?’ [I responded], ‘No, the press room!’”
While he can spend the next few days, trying to tap into his Sunday night memories, Chris said he considers his win as a win for young children, who see him as the openly gay Mckinley High School student character, Kurt.
“Now I am really going to cry — I think one of the best things for all the kids that are watching tonight who don’t quite understand that Kurt is a character and that we are actors — they just saw Kurt [Hummel] get an award for being him. I think that’s a great thing they are seeing right now,” Chris said.

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