Awards Show Round Up: Glee and Precious Continue to Win Big
Awards season is in full swing and a number of LGBT-inclusive television shows and films were honored at this year's Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Producers Guild of America Awards--but one show in particular stood out from the pack.
Fox's new smash-hit, Glee, took the Golden Globe this year for Best Television Series--Comedy, or Musical, as well as the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Addressing many LGBT issues such as coming out to family and friends and high school homophobia-all while being indescribably hilarious, GLAAD continues to applaud Glee for its LGBT inclusive material. Glee also stars out actor, Chris Colfer as the flamboyant, fashion-forward Kurt, and out actress Jane Lynch, as detestable cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester. Lynch was a Golden Globe nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, but lost to Big Love's Chloe Sevigny. At the Globes, Lynch announced that she would be marrying her girlfriend, Dr. Lara Embry, in May. Also nominated at the Globes was the openly gay How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris in the Best Supporting Actor in a Series category and A Single Man's Colin Firth in the Best Actor category.
Also a big winner this year is out director Lee Daniels' hit, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, which brought Mo'Nique a Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award. Precious star Gabourey Sidibe was nominated in the Best Actress category at both award ceremonies, losing to The Blind Side star Sandra Bullock.
The upcoming PGA Awards nominations have been released, and Precious was recognized in the Feature Film category. Two episodes of Glee, "Wheels," directed by Paris Barclay, and "Pilot," directed by Ryan Murphy (both openly gay), were nominated in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement category.