People's Choice Awards 2013: Gay Performers Sweep Favorite Comedic TV Actor Category

Nominations for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards were announced yesterday and voting is now officially open to decide the winners. Glee scored big in the TV category with a leading five nominations between the series and cast and Modern Family followed closely behind with four nods. Of the five actors nominated for Favorite Comedic TV Actor, four are openly gay. A wide range of LGBT-inclusive programs also picked up nominations.

Glee proved itself to be a fan favorite as the series picked up nominations for Favorite Network TV Comedy and Favorite TV Fan Following. Chris Colfer’s portrayal of Kurt Hummel scored a nod in the Favorite Comedic TV Actor category and Jane Lynch was recognized in the Favorite Comedic TV Actress category for her work as villain Sue Sylvester. Modern Family was also nominated for Favorite Network TV Comedy with Jesse Tyler Ferguson netting his own nomination for Favorite Comedic TV Actor. Jim Parsons and Neil Patrick Harris join Colfer and Ferguson in the ranks of nominees for Favorite Comedic TV Actor. The New Normal, Go On and Partners all received nominations for Favorite New TV Comedy and MTV’s Awkward. is nominated in Favorite Cable TV Comedy.


On the drama side of television, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Revenge were both nominated for Favorite Network TV Drama. Pretty Little Liars and White Collar received nods in Favorite Cable TV Drama. Pretty Little Liars also grabbed a nomination for Favorite TV Fan Following, while NBC’s Chicago Fire and The CW’s Emily Owens, M.D. both are nominated in Favorite New TV Drama.

The Favorite Premium Cable TV Show category includes nominees Games of Thrones, Spartacus and True Blood. Ellen DeGeneres has been nominated for Favorite Daytime TV Host for her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. What’s more, four of the five nominees for Favorite Competition TV Show included LGBT contestants or judges: The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars and The X Factor.

In the film categories, Pitch Perfect netted a nomination for Favorite Comedic Movie; the cast included lesbian acapella singer Cynthia Rose as a member of The Bellas. Book-to-movie adaptation The Perks of Being a Wallflower is nominated in Favorite Dramatic Movie which included Patrick, a gay underachieving high school student who is best friends with the film’s other two protagonists.

Voting for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards runs until December 13 and you can vote as often as you like. The 2013 People’s Choice Awards live ceremony airs on CBS on Monday, January 9, 2013 with host Kaley Cuoco.