2010 Greggys: ‘Glee’s’ Chris Colfer is Male Star of the Year
By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: It’s not been easy deciding on a Male Star of the Year because there are so many openly gay performers out there now who are deserving.
Do you give the 2010 Greggy to Ricky Martin for coming out so beautifully through his memoir and a series of wonderful interviews? What about to the oh-so-talented and funny Jesse Tyler Ferguson who is a bright shining light on ‘Modern Family,’ TV’s Emmy winning comedy? Or Adam Lambert, a worldwide singing sensation who earned his first Grammy nod? Or the busy-as-ever Neil Patrick Harris who had another banner year on television and film, won two Emmys and became a dad?
All would be good choices but the 2010 Greggy for Male Star of the Year goes to … Chris Colfer!
Chris is just an utter breath of fresh air.
As a 20-year-old openly gay star of one of TV’s hottest shows, the world is his oyster. He’s an inspiration to young kids everywhere – and to those of us who are not so young anymore.
His character of Kurt Hummel has become the heart and soul of ‘Glee’ and the entertainment industry has noticed nominating Chris for a supporting actor Emmy and Golden Globe. I’m most impressed with his recent Screen Actors Guild nod because there is no separation between lead and supporting performances – just five slots and Chris got one of them!
Chris is not only getting major kudos for his acting on ‘Glee,’ he’s also proven to be a charming guest on such shows as ‘Conan,’ ‘Chelsea Lately’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel.’ In addition, Chris has been featured this year in ‘Rolling Stone,’ ‘Entertainment Weekly’ and scores of other magazines, newspapers and website.
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