When Chris Colfer took the stage at the Golden Globes on Sunday night to accept his prize for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, he had a major statement for anyone feeling like they don’t fit in. But, first, he made sure to thank the people who helped bring him to his Golden Globes win.
“I think I just dropped my heart between Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, so if anyone sees that, please give that back to me,” he joked to the room, filled with Hollywood’s biggest names, as well as his “Glee” co-star Lea Michele, who cried as he accepted his award. “I can’t believe this. Thank you so much, Hollywood Foreign Press. I have to thank [show creator] Ryan Murphy for basically being my fairy godfather. Everybody at Fox, our amazing crew, who keep us sane and our very talented cast — you guys deserve this as much as I do.”
Then Colfer, who plays Kurt on the hot Fox show, set to return with new episodes next month, had a message for bullied kids everywhere. “But mostly importantly [a thank you] to all the amazing kids that watch our show and that our show celebrates and are constantly told ‘no’ [by] people and environments and bullies at school, that they can’t be who they are or can’t have what they want because of who they are,” he excitedly told the room, adding, “Screw that, kids.”
This is the first Golden Globe for Colfer. He beat out Scott Caan, Chris Noth, Eric Stonestreet and David Strathairn, who were also nominated in the category.