Ellen DeGeneres, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Chris Colfer and Jim Parsons were among the openly gay celebrities nominated Wednesday for a People's Choice Award.

Glee actors Colfer and Darren Criss, who plays gay on the show, were both nominated along with Ferguson (Modern Family), Parsons (Big Bang Theory) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) in the Favorite Comedic TV Actor category.

Colfer and Criss, who play boyfriends on Glee, were also nominated for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry.

Jane Lynch (Glee) received a nod for Favorite Comedic TV Actress.

Ellen DeGeneres is competing against Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan, Dr. Phil McGraw, Rachael Ray and Steve Harvey in the Favorite Daytime TV Host(s) category, while Hello Ross' Ross Mathews is vying for the title of Favorite New Talk Show Host.

Sean Hayes' Sean Saves the World is a nominee in the Favorite New TV Comedy category.

Winners will be announced on January 8.