“Glee” won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins.
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For the second year in a row, “Glee” took home the award for best musical or comedy TV series, while Chris Colfer — who plays bullied openly gay teen Kurt Hummel on the hit Fox show — won best supporting actor.
Colfer gave an emotional acceptance speech, thanking “the kids that our show celebrates that are constantly told no by bullies in their school and they can’t be who they are…Well, screw that, kids.”
Video: Chris Colfer accepts Golden Globe Award
Jane Lynch, who plays coach Sue Sylvester on “Glee,” won best supporting actress in a musical or comedy series.
Trent Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross, meanwhile, won best original score for “The Social Network,” the Facebook-inspired film that led all Golden Globe winners with four awards, including best dramatic picture.
“A year ago I had no idea I’d have the opportunity to score a film,” Reznor said. “The idea of standing up here to accept this award is surreal.”
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Best original song went to Diane Warren for “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” which was performed by Cher in the movie musical “Burlesque.” It was the first Golden Globe win for Warren, a five-time nominee, and the veteran songwriter thanked Cher for being an “eternal badass” in her acceptance speech.
Other big winners at the Golden Globes included “The Kids Are All Right” for best comedic picture, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” for best dramatic TV series, “The Fighter” co-stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for best supporting roles in a film, and Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) and Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) for best actress and actor, respectively. Among the music stars presenting Golden Globe Awards were Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber and LL Cool J.
The Golden Globes ceremony was broadcast live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.