Darren Criss, who plays out-and-proud
student Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, says
he was “touched” by NewNowNext Award.
James Van Der Beek played host at
Thursday's fourth annual show, which took place at the Avalon in
Hollywood, California and will premiere on all-gay cabler Logo on
Monday, April 11.
At the show, Criss won the Brink of
Fame: Actor award. True Blood's Joe Manganiello was presented
with the Because You're Hot award, while Lady Gaga took home the
Always Next, Forever Now award.
an interview with celebrity website Zap2it.com, the 24-year-old
Criss said he was “touched” by the honor.
“It was my first legitimate – well,
I don't want to say legitimate to negate any other awards I've ever
gotten,” he said. “But it's the first time I'd been nominated
with people that I was really kind of like – Oh, my God, Andrew
Garfield, Donald Glover, Emma Stone – all these people who I think
“I don't know what to say, really,”
he added. “I was really touched and surprised and thankful.”