Television gay faves scored big Tuesday
as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for
its 2011 Golden Globe Awards.
Gay-inclusive television shows Glee
and Modern Family will compete in the Best Television
Series – Comedy or Musical category.
In its sophomore outing, the Fox
musical-comedy has become one of the most gay-inclusive shows on
television. The show now features three very distinct gay
characters. Max Adler's Dave Karofsky has stepped up his bullying of
openly gay McKinley High student Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer.
But Karofsky turns out to be a closet case. On the other end of the
spectrum is out-and-proud
student Blaine, played by Darren Criss.
Modern Family includes a gay
couple, played by Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who are
raising an adopted daughter.
Stonestreet and Colfer have been
nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in
a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category.
Openly gay Jane Lynch has a shot at
taking home another trophy. The Emmy-winning actress plays
sharp-tongued coach Sue Sylvester on Glee.