Three – Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler
Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet – of the six men nominated for an
Emmy on Thursday in the supporting comedy actor category play gay on
television, and two, Colfer and Ferguson, play gay men in real life,
Colfer, who plays gay student Kurt
Hummel on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, told
Weekly that the nod was a surprise: “There were rumors that
I might get nominated again, but I was thinking I wouldn't. It was a
surprise. I think there is so much anxiety that comes with award
shows and nominations and I was focusing on all the bad. The
category is so so tough, so selective, that I didn't think I [would]
get another nomination.”
Ferguson and Stonestreet play gay
couple Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker, respectively, on the
ABC Wednesday night sitcom Modern Family.
Also nominated in the category are
Modern Family co-stars Ty Burrell and Ed O'Neill and Two
and Half Men's Jon Cryer.
Colfer also responded to Glee
creator Ryan Murphy's announcement that his character would
not return in season 4.
“It was bound to happen sooner or
later,” he said, adding that he is interested in returning to the
show after next year.
“I would love to pull a Farrah
Fawcett from Charlie's Angels and come back every 10th
episode. I'd be the obnoxious recurring star!”