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Several Openly Gay Stars Receive Emmy Noms

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Neil Patrick Harris earned his fourth Emmy nomination for his performance as Barney Stinson on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother. He has also been nominated for his guest performance on Glee!

If the out actor wins for the first time, he will have bested a field that included two other openly gay actors: Chris Colfer of Glee and Jesse Tyler Fergerson of Modern Family. Also in the supporting actor category are Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family and last year’s winner Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men.

Neil is so overdue in this category and his performance in the show is as sharp and funny as ever. But if Colfer or Ferguson were to win on Emmy night, I would cheer loudly.

As far as the guest actor category, Neil would be a very worthy winner for his memorable guest stint on Glee!

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Jane Lynch, who will be honored on opening night of the Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles tonight, was nominated as outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series and competes against Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara of Modern Family, Kristin Wiig of Saturday Night Live, Jane Krakowski of 30 Rock and Holland Taylor of Two And A Half Men.

Jane, like Neil, is a double nominee. She’s up for guest actress in a comedy series for an appearance on Two And A Half Men.

Also: In the outstanding lead actor in a miniseries category, Ian McKellen has been nominated for The Prisoner.

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