Three openly gay Hollywood stars received People's Choice Awards nods as nominations were announced Tuesday.

Gay dad Neil Patrick Harris, who welcomed twins last month, received two nominations. Harris is nominated for Favorite TV Comedy Actor. The 37-year-old actor plays womanizer Barney Stinson on the CBS hit comedy How I Met Your Mother. A guest spot on the Fox musical-comedy Glee also earned him a Favorite TV Guest Star nomination.

In the Favorite TV Actress category, Jane Lynch will compete against Alyson Hannigan, Courtney Cox, Eva Longoria Parker and Tina Fey. The recently gay married Lynch plays coach Sue Sylvester on Glee.

Openly lesbian Ellen DeGeneres is nominated for Favorite Talk Show Host. She'll compete against Chelsea Handler, Conan O'Brien, George Lopez and Oprah Winfrey.

Gay icon and comedienne Kathy Griffin has receive a nomination in the Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure category for her hit reality show My Life On The D-List, which airs on bisexual cabler Bravo.

Two gay-inclusive shows, Glee and ABC's comedy hit Modern Family, are competing in the Favorite TV Comedy category.