For the second year in a row, “Glee” has had something to sing about at the Golden Globes. Fox’s pop-culture smash has emerged victorious yet again in the Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical category. In addition to besting the hit shows “Modern Family,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Big C,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “30 Rock,” two of the show’s stars have taken home their first Golden Globe Awards.
While the show did not sweep — both Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison lost in their categories — it did win more awards than any other television show at the 68th annual Golden Globes.
Stunned first-time nominee Chris Colfer kicked things off for “Glee” with his heartfelt speech, which he dedicated to his “fairy godfather Ryan Murphy” and to teens who, much like his character Kurt, are bullied. “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 said, concluding his acceptance speech with, “Screw that, kids.”
Next up was Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television winner Jane Lynch. The actress, who has now won a Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the show, had lost to “Big Love” actress Chloë Sevigny in 2010 in the same category.
In her acceptance speech, the comically trained star joked that she was “falsely humble” and went on to thank one of the show’s writers, Ian Brennan, who created everyone’s favorite tracksuit-wearing villain, Sue Sylvester. Jane lovingly referred to Brennan as a “deranged young man” and assured that part of the award was his, but quipped, “I’ll be holding on to it.”
Lynch also gave credit to the excited young fans of “Glee” and dryly promised that whenever she wasn’t busy or eating, she’d give them a moment of her time, garnering a huge laugh from the crowd. She wrapped up by thanking her family, her agent, and her wife Laura and their two children.
Colfer and Lynch would return to the stage once again, alongside the rest of their cast and the creative team behind “Glee,” for the show’s final win of the evening, Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. Creator Ryan Murphy took the mic to thank the various people behind the show. Ian Brennan had another moment in the spotlight as he thanked public school teachers for “doing the most important work in America.”