The 68th Annual Golden Globes took place in Los Angeles last night and the gay-inclusive Glee and The Kids are All Right came away with multiple wins each, including the top trophies in their respective categories.
Lisa Cholodenko’s comedic-drama had been nominated for four Golden Globes, including separate Best Actress (in a comedy or musical) nominations for Annette Benning and Julianne Moore, the leading ladies portraying the lesbian couple at the film’s center. As many critics had predicted, Annette Bening ended up winning the award for her powerful performance of a workaholic doctor struggling to handle an escalating family drama. The Kids Are All Right also won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
A number of LGBT inclusive television shows had received nominations, but it was Glee that walked away the big winner of the night with three trophies, including Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. Though it missed out on awards for its male and female leads, Glee’s two openly gay castmembers won Golden Globes for best supporting actress and actor in a television production. Jane Lynch (attending with her wife) won for her role as acerbic coach Sue Sylvester, while Chris Colfer’s performance as out teenager Kurt was also recognized.
Colfer also delivered one of the night’s most memorable acceptance speeches, dedicating the award “To all the amazing kids who watch our show, and the kids that our show celebrates who are constantly told ‘no’ by the people in their environments [and] by bullies at school that they can’t be who they are or have what they want because of who they are. Well, screw that kids!” You can watch the heartfelt moment yourself here.
Other inclusive shows and films that won Golden Globes included Boardwalk Empire, Burlesque, and Black Swan.