Chris Colfer has won the 2010 Greggy
Award for his portrayal of gay student Kurl Hummel on the Fox
The annual award is handed out by gay
entertainment website GregInHollywood.com, which is edited by
longtime Hollywood corresponded Greg Hernandez.
“Chris is just an utter breath of
fresh air,” Hernandez
wrote in a blog post announcing the winner.
“As a 20-year-old openly gay star of
one of TV's hottest shows, the world is his oyster. He's an
inspiration to young kids everywhere – and those of us who are not
so young anymore,” he added.
Glee introduced Kurt in its
first season, but two more gay characters – Blaine Anderson, played
by Darren Criss, and Dave Karofsky, played by Max Adler – have been
introduced in the show's second season.
that Colfer's Kurt and Criss' Blaine are about to turn their
friendship into a romance soared with the news that the pair will
share a Valentine's Day duet on the show's February 8 episode.
Also winning Greggys this year are
Criss for his portrayal of out-and-proud student Blaine on Glee,
music star Chely Wright, whose coming out gay story was named most
moving, and rocker
Adam Lambert, who was named Music Star of the Year.