Emmys

Eye On Emmy: Glee Star Chris Colfer's Comedy Kudos Quandary, 'I Cry In Every Episode!'

Chris Colfer is having quite a year. Not only was he was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2011, he inked a book deal and signed on to write a Disney Channel pilot. And a feature film. And we didn’t even get to his day job yet. Besides starring on of one of TV’s hottest shows, Glee, he’s working overtime, performing in sold-out arenas as part of the show’s summer concert tour. And if history repeats itself, he’ll once again be in the running for an Emmy. Yet, in the midst of all the insanity, the 21-year-old stopped just long enough to catch his breath and chat with TVLine about his Emmy quandary and his hope for Kurt in Season 3.

TVLINE | How’s the tour going?
It’s going. We’re in a new city every night. No joke, yesterday I got down to the lobby because we were headed out of our hotel and I literally had to ask the concierge what city I was in, because I did not know.

TVLINE | How does it compare to last year’s tour?
Take last year’s tour and multiply it by a thousand. The biggest venue we played at last year was a 5,000-seat theater, and now we’re selling out 17,000-seat arenas. So a lot [more] people.

TVLINE | Are you exhausted? Do you ever wish you could have a real hiatus like other TV actors, or are you like, “I’m staying on this speeding train for as long as possible.”
It’s both. If I said that I wasn’t absolutely exhausted I would be lying to you. But there’s nothing like walking into an arena and everyone screaming at you.

TVLINE | What did you think of Kurt’s journey last season?
I loved it. His [Season 2] journey completely surpassed last year. Last year was all about him accepting who he was. And Season 2 was more about everyone else accepting him for who he was. I couldn’t be prouder and happier to be playing this character. He’s so inspirational to everyone, myself included.

TVLINE | Most of your shining moments last season were dramatic. Is it odd competing in a comedy category?
Yeah. It’s funny when I have nominations in best supporting actor in a comedy and I’m never funny. People I’m usually nominated with are all pranksters and jokers, and I am not funny. I cry in every episode.

TVLINE | Have you given any thought to which episode you’d submit should you get nominated?
Last year when I was fortunate enough to get nominated it was so easy because I had one episode where I just did everything. But I’ve had so many of those this season it’s going to be a Sophie’s Choice if I get nominated again. Kurt had so many great moments. It’s going to be difficult to pick one. Maybe I’ll ask the fans.

TVLINE | Any hopes and dreams for Kurt next season?
Absolutely. I’m campaigning madly for one storyline in particular.

TVLINE | Can I have a hint?
No. [Laughs]

TVLINE | Does it involve Blaine?
Yes.

Got a theory about Colfer’s dream Season 3 storyline? And, assuming he gets a nod, which Season 2 episode do you think he should put in front of Emmy voters? Hit the comments! And follow me on Twitter via @MichaelAusiello for 24/7 Glee scoop!



Comments (199)

  • Defintely a strange spot to be in. He’s doing great dramatic work on an okay-ish comedic show.

    Comment by Dryden – June 16, 2011 08:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I doubt he’ll go for a sex scene with Blaine but like always they do hint that it happened an episode or so later something I’m grateful for by the way and think more shows should follow their lead and just fade to black instead of turning into a porno. I think it’s more likely going to be him getting the bully to come out of the closet.

      as for his Emmy I think he deserves it. you don’t have to be the funny one if your a supporting role. Back in vaudeville that was called the straight man (the pun is really not intended even if it is funny)

      Comment by Crys – June 17, 2011 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s actually not what a straight man is. But okay.

        Comment by saltysam – June 17, 2011 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree I don’t think they’d do a sex scene with them but I think it would be interesting to see them have a conversation about it seeing as basically every other dating has. Plus Blaine was the one who went to Burt for him to talk to Kurt about it so it would be great if they referenced that again.
        And although Kurt is usually used for dramatic material he does get some funny material within it.
        I don’t know which episode he should submit if her gets nominated I’d say my top 3 would be Grilled Cheesus, Never Been Kissed and Original Song…and maybe the fourth would be Prom Queen.

        Comment by Bethany – June 17, 2011 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It still can be sort of… prelude to sex scene;) Like with Santana/Finn in Madonna episode or memories of Quinn/Puck in season 1 finale. Not the sex scene itself.

        Comment by vi – June 20, 2011 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wish they didn’t have a comments section on articles like this. I get pulled into reading them sometimes and quickly remember why I hate them. Comments by people who are experts at nothing and are completely anonymous in this type of forum tend to be useless, and often disturbing. It’s an article about Chris Colfer. Why troll there to say mean things if you didn’t read the article because you like that actor? All I can say is that I love his unique voice and brilliant interpretation of any song within the context of a scene, and if the voting experts want to present him with awards, good for them and good for him.

      Comment by Jane – June 17, 2011 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • AHMEN! he does have the most AH-MAZING voice in the intire world and i love him so much but i dont think you should say that were people who are experts at nothing and are completely anonymous. yeah, he doesnt know us! thats the point, were fans! and were allowed to share our thoughts although that is really pathetic if you came on here to be mean but this is off topic!!!!!!!!!!! SEASON 3- i think i have a good idea of what will happen. karofsky likes Kurt, Kurts dating Blaine, there HAS to be conflict there. Mercedes and Sam wont last shes gunna find another boy. to mix things up, Tina and Mike are gunna break up, i no *sobb sobb, but their so perfect!* Santanas not coming out, their gunna save that for another season BUT Artie’s gunna find another girlfriend. Finn and Rachel are obviously not giving up but Quinn is really pissed so shes gunna try and ruin glee club. somethings going to happen to sue like, an injury, and she wont be able to be the coach anymore. but hopefully there is more kurt cuz if not, i ant watchin!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 gleek! <3

        Comment by Kimmy Browne – June 17, 2011 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • they can’t save santana’s outing for another season, she is probs graduating helloooo

          Comment by lauren – July 17, 2011 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The episode where his dad has a heart attack was his best, but he should not win an emmy. He’s a very average comedic preformer. NPH should get one this year, his emmy is long overdue.

    Comment by AJ – June 16, 2011 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He’s hardly a trailblazer. A 2 dimensional, stereotypical character on a below average television show. The gay identity has been so sanitized for the general population. His character is embarrassing, and not because he’s camp or fem or flamboyant, but because he never gets to be a real person.

      Comment by mark – June 16, 2011 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually — and I’m saying this as a gay man — I think he’s right up there with Mitchell and Cam on “Modern Family” among the most remarkably *three*-dimensional gay characters I’ve ever seen on TV. Yes, he has moments of stereotypical behaviour; so do Mitchell and Cam (and a sizable proportion of my real-life circle of friends.)

        Yet all three also have a lot more depth and complexity than, say, the guys on “Will & Grace” (a show which, despite its “trailblazing” status, I never really liked all that much.)

        Comment by Craig – June 17, 2011 10:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Well these are two different age groups. Teenagers and adults. When your a teenager, every moment is so intense and dramatic. When you’re an adult, you want to learn how to not take life so seriously.

          Comment by Theresa – June 17, 2011 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think neither of those characters are very good examples of three-dimensional gay characters, especially not “ever seen on TV”. Yes, all of them do sometimes get to be *somewhat* three-dimensional, that is, if you consider a character being vulnerable as three-dimensional. And I don’t agree with your statement that Mitchell, Cam and Kurt would be less stereotypical than Will (of Will and Grace). Jack, probably, but not Will. I really like Glee, and Kurt, and I think Chris Colfer is doing a stellar job, but does he deserve an Emmy? No. I barely think he deserved that Golden Globe since there are so many other talented guys that deserved to win that category more than he did (many, not even nominated).
          And as far as “the best three-dimensional gay characters ever on TV” I’d have to go with: David Fisher, Keith Charles and Willow Rosenberg (granted not a man, but gay nontheless). At least that I can think of at the top of my head. If I’m going more current I’d say that Marshall of “United States of Tara” is a much (much, much!) better example of a gay-teen than Kurt has ever been, then again, gay characters on cabel often tend to be less stereotypical than on primetime. To bad a great show like “Tara” could never achieve as much publicity as Glee.

          Ok, yea, I seem super negative. I have to say: I love Modern Family, and Glee is perhaps my greatest guilty pleasure. I just don’t think ANY of the characters (straight or gay) are as evolved as they could be; however, they are both comedies and stereotypes come with the formula, cuz they are funny.

          Comment by Lehane – June 17, 2011 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • while glee takes its weekly toll from my life, i believe marshall from US. of Tara is an infinitely more complex and relateable character than kurt,cameron or mitchell. its unfortunate that those who truly deserve recognition are left in the shadows.

            Comment by Clifton – June 17, 2011 05:23 PM PDT  
          • The keyword is “cable”… I guess one can be more daring on cable where there is more limited audience…

            Comment by Lily – June 17, 2011 08:43 PM PDT  
          • Nobody ever seems to reference Queer as Folk anymore. I thought that had a pretty wide range of gay character types, but of course it was I think on Showtime and so they got away with a whole lot more.

            That aside. I do like Kurt despite how he hides his teeth when he sings. But yeah…I don’t think he’s got the acting skill to already be up for awards.

            Comment by Zuul – June 17, 2011 09:58 PM PDT  
          • I’m just going to say flat out that I think that Chris Colfer is pretty amazing, and he does deserve those awards. Granted, I have never heard of half of those shows mentioned above. Nevertheless, Chris Colfer is really inspirational and SHAMAZING in both singing and acting. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have his vocal range, and his emotional stamina. Especially when it comes to crying on stage(every time I cry on stage, I cry and then double-over laughing!). I love Glee so much. it really speaks to me as an actor and a singer. And yeah,as an actor, I’m not funny either. Sometimes these totally random things are written into the script that I’ll just go “ok” and read them for the director, and he’ll just think it’s hilarious, and I won’t know why! That’s why Chris Colfer deserves these awards. He’s inspired the writers to write things into the script for him that leave us dying of laughter, and he might not even know it! So, yeah, this doesn’t really apply to the whole “gay character” debate here, but I just wanted to get my two cents in here for the heck of it. My words count for as much as anybody’s. By the way, Chris Colfer, <3 ya!!!

            Comment by Katherine – June 17, 2011 10:18 PM PDT  
      • I think that this character is one of the best of the show. A sterling show that is in some cases perhaps too real for some people.

        The singing and dancing may be a bit too good for an average high sschool, but it gets top marks for the entertainment it affords. It gets credit in my book for using alot of talented young people who where picked to perform based on what they could do. Something that most other TV shows do not do. The “Ken and Barbie” shows.

        This show is not a comedy, don’t know why it was put in this catagory
        as it shines all by itself. In the “olden days” it could be best described as an Opera. There is no other show to compare it to.

        Comment by Irene – June 17, 2011 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Honestly, I want you all to think about how old you are. If you’re a big fan of all the 90′s shows where the teen homosexuality was just starting, things have changed. Instead of spending your time analyzing Glee’s appeal, and its message to viewers, why dont’cha just sit back and spend the hour to watch the show, develop an opinion, and then keep it to yourself! When it comes down to it, the entire purpose of Glee is to break out of the stereotypical high school that you see everywhere. And when you actually think about it, stars are now encouraged not to “surf the web” because comments like yours make them feel so inferior about themselves, it can bring them to tears. If you actually cared to learn a bit about Chris’s life, you’d know that Clovis, CA where he grew up is a very conservative anti-gay town. He has been through this once. Don’t make him go through it again in the public eye for all the world to see. That’s all I’m saying.

          Comment by Debra Carnegie Cameron DeLong – June 23, 2011 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • glee’s characters are original, it knows it’s using archetypes and i think kurt mainly works because his character is so unashamedly earnest
        if his character is a bit overrated it’s because the audience knows kurt has heart, he acts and reacts fully (if not unexpectedly)

        Comment by ann – June 20, 2011 04:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • well if you say it that way, almost all comedies are teeming with stereotypes, which is true. The character seems pretty real to me.

        Comment by Bobby – June 20, 2011 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, I think that Chris Colfer is one of the most amazing actors I have ever seen as well as the sweetest and most talented person in lots of ways. I think that he should win an Emmy. Ten Emmys. Not only because of his outstanding acting, but also because of how inspirational he has been and how many lives he has saved.

    Haters gonna hate.

    Comment by Claudia – June 16, 2011 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If that’s the case, he should win some sort of humanitarian award, not an Emmy. I agree he’s an outstanding actor, but there are a few in this field (the cast of Modern Family alone) I’d pick over him.

      Comment by MrMank – June 16, 2011 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Someone who has a heart.

      Comment by Debra Carnegie Cameron DeLong – June 23, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HE”S DEFINITELY SHIPPING HIM AND BLAINE LOSING THEIR VIRGINITY!!!!!!!
    But no. Chris Colfer deserves every award he gets. He’s a great actor, and has an amazing voice. This boy has inspired me so much and I am truly a better person because of him. An Emmy is perfect for him. Consider all the work he’s done in the past 2 years and consider the fact that he’s only 21! I want to be out of University by the time I’M 21, and he’s made the Time’s list of the World’s Most Influential People. He deserves this. So much.

    Comment by Kaity – June 16, 2011 08:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think that “blaine” already has. They kind of hinted it in the “sexy” episode, where blaine told Burt that “he went searching for it” but yes i agree that it will have something to do with sex.

      Comment by Brooke Macwilliams – June 16, 2011 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I kinda thought Blaine hadn’t and that “searching” meant internet searching.
        Hasn’t had a boyfriend, is really rubbish at romance etc etc.

        i ‘unno.

        Comment by Eloise – June 16, 2011 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree, Eloise. That is the impression that I got as well.

          Comment by Teresa P – June 17, 2011 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Right, Blaine was talking about finding out info about sex on the internet because his own dad didn’t talk to him about it. By the way, Chris Colfer is not from this world–he’s so much more to so many people. If you don’t like him–or the show–then don’t watch. Don’t minimize, though, what he or his character means to the rest of us. Thank You.

          Comment by Janice – June 18, 2011 02:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Thank you to you too. There is someone who cares.

            Comment by Debra DeLong – June 23, 2011 12:29 PM PDT  
    • I HIGHLY doubt the story he is pushing for is related to sex. Chris said that two kisses last season was enough for a while. Plus Glee isn’t really a sex show. All sex happens off camera, fade to black style. At most we see a kiss and then later on there is a mention that they had sex.

      Comment by Ang – June 16, 2011 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really think it’s something about Blaine’s family. Like his father being abusive. Blaine mentioned in the “Sexy” episode that his dad didn’t really approve of his sexuality. I’ve heard that the storyline is not something that’s been featured on Glee before so I doubt it has something to do with sex. Because it’s never been on Glee before I thought about drugs too. But I really don’t see the characters of Kurt and Blaine as likely to be involved with drugs. I really want to see the details about Blaine’s family explored.

      Comment by Janice – July 11, 2011 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The category is called Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, so what does it matter if he isn’t funny? The category isn’t Best Supporting Comedic Actor. So if he is the best actor, why shouldn’t he win?

    Comment by bamalam – June 16, 2011 08:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bamalam makes a good point. I initially thought that it was quite the conundrum for Chris Colfer to get nominated in that category b/c his moments are all dramatic ones (and amazing ones at that). But bamalam’s comment put it into a different perspective…

      Comment by mallory – June 16, 2011 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • True, but even then Glee’s status as a comedy is questionable. It is far more frequently dramatic than comedic.

      Comment by Sarah El – June 16, 2011 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Or as I like to say, a “dramady.” Drama and comedy combined, since it is really both.

        Comment by Kea – June 17, 2011 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s actually Best Supporting Actor in Comedy or Musical. People keep forgetting about the musical part.

      Comment by Triste – June 16, 2011 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • that’s the golden globes…

        Comment by kim – June 16, 2011 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly.

      Comment by Barb – June 23, 2011 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree with AJ, Grilled Cheesus was his best episode, but he’s a very average actor. He over-acts a lot and makes the oddest faces that are actually quite creepy. He had a couple of funny one-liners in season one, but now his comedic acting is basically non-existent. His strength is drama if anything.

    I think the Golden Globe he won this year has made him a bit cocky and condescending, and has affected his acting performance, because personally, I think his acting has gotten worse over time.

    However, on a positive note, I am not a hater. I am happy for someone so young and inspirational being so successful and professional.

    I just think it’s mainly teenage fangirls that think he’s an amazing actor and singer. He is definitely not a good singer. His tracks are so autotuned.

    Comment by bobby – June 16, 2011 08:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The autotune isn’t his fault, they just do that for all of them. He sings beautifully live.

      Comment by Anon – June 16, 2011 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Um, the only time he genuinely sang live was “I wana hold your hand” and it’s out of tune every night.
        And if he was a great singer, he wouldn’t sound so pitchy and robotic on most of his tracks. The other cast members don’t have that problem.

        Anyway, not hating. Just think he’s a bit over-rated. He’s not the actor his fans make him out to be, and definitely not the singer his fans make him out to be.

        Comment by bobby – June 16, 2011 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • “The other cast members don’t have that problem.”

          Well yes, the certainly do…. Most of them in fact, besides Lea Michele and Kevin (although they do too sometimes)

          I saw the cast in Chicago and for the amount of lipsyncing going on (like only a few of them sang live at all), he was one of the few singing live and he was good. Not brilliant, he had a few flat spots. But he is a pretty good singer.

          Comment by Drew – June 16, 2011 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Okay…I am very touched by Chris Colfer. He helped me discover who I am and be okay with it. I pray to God I get to meet him someday, ask him personal questions, tell him what he means to me. Act like he has been my friend forever because honestly, I feel like I have known him forever.
            And to clear the whole SINGING thing up, he is not a singer. He does not even qualify himself as a singer. He says he is (and I quote) “an actor who does a little bit of singing”
            He does not sing. He acts, and the show he acts on happens to have singing in it. He will not be singing for the rest of his life, and IF he does, I wouldn’t mind at all!!! Some people happen to love his voice, and tremble at the sound of his talent.
            He didn’t get the Emmy, but I have NO DOUBT he will be nominated again, for something. ANYTHING.
            He acts wonderfully, and he can make me cry, laugh, scream and smile all in 5 minutes.
            I do admit, I would never call him “good looking” but I would NEVER call him ugly. I’ve seen quite a few pictures where I took a look and went WOW. So, he has his hot moments. But not every day….At all.
            I know I’m late on this comment, but I have nothing better to do….So yeah :D

            Comment by Madison – October 15, 2011 08:56 PM PDT  
        • Have you ever heard of people having different tastes? Because many people wouldn’t agree with what you say about his singing (or acting). Oh, and it’s not just his fans who think he’s a great actor – it’s also the numerous organizations that have nominated him for awards.

          Comment by Jean – June 16, 2011 09:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • “Pitchy” and “Robotic” are words that musically mean nothing and were invented by morons who think their opinion on American Idol singers’ vocals is academically correct when it is not. Chris is never under or over pitch when he’s singing something in his proper octave. There are songs like “Candles” which they had to lower for Darren Criss and “I want to hold your hand” which was just too low for him so they only took up a half-step. As for “robotic” I don’t know what you mean. Heather Morris, Cory Monteith, and Kevin McHale sound robotic sometimes. Know why? They’re usually covering pop or hip hop songs that originally have alot of autotune and the creators are trying to create an authentic cover. Chris sings broadway and belting numbers. And never sounds robotic or autotuned. I’m not denying they DO modify his voice, but not because he can’t sing the notes himself. Just for an overall cleaner feel. In conclusion, Chris is a fabulous theatrical soprano who should not be judged for how he sounds singing tenor pop and YOU, original commenter, have no idea what autotune sounds like.

          Comment by Anon – June 17, 2011 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually if you listen to his “Mr. Cellophane”, it sounds really pure and its pretty amazing. Some songs just dont work for all people.

          Comment by Jason – June 20, 2011 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Your saying that your not a hater, but yo totally are. And if you hate his acting so much then why are you on this page.

          Comment by Alyssa – September 4, 2011 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I kind of agree with you about his voice. I mean, they do autotune everyone, but you can hear the shortages in his voice at times, particularly in anything he sings with Lea Michele. She just blows him out of the water.

      Comment by MrMank – June 16, 2011 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • He’s no Lea Michele that’s for sure. But as a singer his skill (while not being close to some of the ladies) is more technically proficient than most of the guys (Except McHale and Morrison). It’s not that he’s mind-blowingly amazing, but the guys tend to lack power, range, intonation, plus I can hardly tell them apart because their tracks are so produced.

        Comment by Drew – June 16, 2011 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • If anyone has heard Chris Colfer sing “As If We Never Said Goodbye” or “A House Is Not A Home” would have NO doubt about his capabilities. Saw them live in DC on June 9th…it was fantastic.

          Comment by Janice – June 18, 2011 02:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Hell, I’m still blown away by his rendition of “Rose’s Turn” last season. Now THAT was a vocal performance.

            The guy deserves to be in the conversation. As stated earlier, he’s a dramatic character IN a comedic show. He doesn’t need to be funny to win in that category. At the very least, Colfer should be a nominee.

            Comment by KBJr. – June 20, 2011 01:31 PM PDT  
          • Sorry, I want to respond to KBJr. Fully agree with KBJr… “Rose’s turn” is my favorite Kurt solo… followed by “As we never said goodbye”… and “I wanna hold your hand”.

            Comment by Lily – June 21, 2011 05:11 AM PDT  
      • I think there is noone in the cast with a stronger singing voice than Lea Michele. She’s a wounderful singer.
        Chris considers himself an actor and not a profesional singer. He does a brilliant job however playing with his voice and his songs are laced with emotions that can carry a story onwards. That’s really all that matters.
        Besides I for one really enjoy listening to him – it’s kinda soothing. His duet with Lea “Happy Days Are Here Again” is heartwarming and beautiful. Heard it live and they nail it.

        Comment by Justagleek – June 16, 2011 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Happy Days was lipsynced on the tour.

          Comment by Danielle – June 16, 2011 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I’m not remotely surprised.

            Comment by MrMank – June 16, 2011 10:00 AM PDT  
          • Not on every performance it wasn’t and Yes I do have a great deal of evidence,that Chris Colfer has been singing Happy Days/Get Happy live. He lip-synced a couple of times, as did Lea as they both needed to rest their voices. Lea Michele, Naya Rivera, Chris Colfer and Darren Criss are the four actors that have used lip-sync the least on this tour. In I wanna Hold Your hand, Chris Colfer may not always be picth perfect, but that is because he interacts with the audience so much, physically, that it interrupts the singing and causes him occasionally to hit the wrong key. If he were to just stand there and belt out the number, I’m sure it would be perfect.

            Comment by sea star – June 16, 2011 10:50 AM PDT  
          • Happy days (and teenage dream) was reportedly performed twice in the latest Glee Live concert for filming purposes … (the 3D movie)… Would love to see the footage of both performances to make a comparison… to see how “live” both performances are…

            Comment by Lily – June 18, 2011 11:19 AM PDT  
          • Really? Who told you? Their sound guy?

            Comment by Shannon – June 23, 2011 01:29 PM PDT  
        • That is one of my favorite Glee performances of all time.

          Comment by MrMank – June 16, 2011 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • To be fair he’s so young and not even a trained singer, and has only been singing seriously since he joined Glee. Whilst Lea and most of the other people on Glee are either Broadway performers or at least people with years of experience.

        I think he has a wonderful voice, but he isn’t trained enough to put it all together so they probably have to often cut up and paste his songs together. Also I still think his voice is adjusting, it’s change over the course of two seasons noticeably.

        Comment by jb – June 17, 2011 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah, he has grown a lot…

          Comment by Lily – June 19, 2011 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lea Michele has been performing on stage for a loooong time, she also has a few years on Chris. He’s only 21, remember? He’s practically just out of high school, and has only performed in school and community plays. Lea Michele performed Spring Awakening for quite a long time, so if her voice wasn’t better, there’d be something wrong.

        Comment by Anon – June 17, 2011 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If by ‘teenage fangirls’ you’re referring to THIS 46 year old mother of three… then thank you! He is an amazing actor and singer. Yes that is my opinion and I don’t need you to agree with me, but don’t belittle those of us who appreciate his talent by saying we are all underage-know-nothings.

      Yes, his scenes are written for him, but a lesser actor would not be able to perform on the level he does nor with the heart felt performance that he does.

      And, I’ve heard him in concert; I challenge ANY singer to sing PERFECTLY every night, even the most seasoned Broadway performers have fluctuations in their voice.

      He deserves every award he’s gotten and then some!

      Comment by North of Lost In Mid America – June 16, 2011 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If by “teenage fangirls” she/ he means this 71 year old grandma, etc, etc, etc.! ;-)

        Comment by LYNNEW – June 17, 2011 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • As a 27 years old librarian, I completly agree with you, and your comment! =)

        Comment by Annie – June 17, 2011 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Hey, another librarian who is a fan of Chris. We should all join a club or something. ;D
          I’m really curious about “The Land of Stories” and “Struck by Lightning” and… well, his future in general.

          Comment by Livy – June 19, 2011 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I too am not a teenage fangirl, but a 60 year old grandma who watches TV to be entertained and Glee and Chris Colfer does that for me. Love his character, my fave on the show and love his voice. Do not have an Ipod or download music but do wish I could find a CD with just his voice. When an ep happens and he doesn’t sing I’m bummed because I miss his voice. His best song in my opinion is ‘As if we never said goodbye’. Cannot wait for next season!!!:D

        Comment by Gaylene – June 21, 2011 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • For someone who’s not a hater you’re sure doing a of blatant hating and character bashing of Chris, about things that aren’t even related to his acting or singing. Try to be more subtle next time.

      Comment by jb – June 17, 2011 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Frankly, the Glee singers are some of the best in today’s music industry. The autotune cannot be helped, it isn’t his choice. And he sings beautifully live. He’s also one of the best actors in today’s television.

      Comment by finchelquickklainesamcedesglee – June 18, 2011 06:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Did you by any chance go see the tour? If he was auto-tuned, he wouldn’t have blown the roof off the ACC. And that’s not easy. Also, who cares if they have to use a little auto-tune… nobody’s perfect, but they need to make it seem that way.

      Comment by Millicent – June 23, 2011 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What i’m getting from this is that something’s gonna go down in the tent.

    Why must you tease us, Chris, why why whyyy.

    Comment by Anon – June 16, 2011 08:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not sure about this “gay trailblazer” business. I saw all of season 1 and parts of season 2, and he seems like too much of a caricature to be changing the views on gays in society. I’d say the character of Blaine (Rachel storyline aside, Murphy’s a moron) is much more of a non-stereotypical, healthier viewpoint than Kurt. I love Chris Colfer though!

    Comment by Sam – June 16, 2011 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Of course there are no camp, fashion-oriented, broadway loving gay guys out there. God forbid just because it is a stereotype that it never be shown on television. You know, I feel sorry for guys who feel they cannont be themselves because everyone calls them a stereotype, well done on making more people feel they should change. You want people to accept others but you can’t accept people yourself.

      On another note, people criticising his singing, just remember he’s being nominated for an Emmy in acting and not for singing.

      Being a teenage girl does not make you any less of a person to be criticising and admiring actors. Last year I could not stand Kurt and had no interest in Chris, but I could have said he was a good actor. This year I have become a huge “Kurtsie” because his acting and who he is, aswell as the storyline, have helped me. I’m sure many other people have been helped too.

      Comment by B – June 16, 2011 09:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Healthier viewpoint.” Ugh. It’s comments like this that make me glad there are characters like Kurt on TV.

      Comment by Connie – June 16, 2011 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There are characters like Kurt EVERYWHERE, that’s the point. He’s not a trailblazer, he’s not revolutionary. There’s nothing wrong with having an effeminate gay character, but just don’t call him a messenger of social change.

        Comment by Sam – June 16, 2011 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Characters like Kurt on other shows are typically used as comedic relief or are supporting and in the background. They don’t take front stage and are well-rounded like Kurt is, so, no, there aren’t characters like Kurt everywhere.

          Just because YOU haven’t been affected by him doesn’t mean there hasn’t been thousands of people who have said that he’s affected and helped them. The way people in these comments are so dismissive of other people’s experiences is gross.

          Comment by Connie – June 16, 2011 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • LOL…I see your comments being taken way out of context, as I would expect them to be. I get the fact that, as powerful and gripping as his acting performance may be, he’s not doing anything new that we haven’t seen before. But careful…don’t criticize the acting performance too much, lest you be labeled a homophobe and a hater.

          Comment by MrMank – June 16, 2011 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I have nothing against the actor. He’s a great singer, and (yes, STEREOTYPICALLY) he sings most of the Broadway songs, which are the only ones actually worth downloading.

            Comment by Sam – June 16, 2011 10:26 AM PDT  
    • I agree with you…Murphy is a moron. I hope this shows not around long enough for him to run it into the ground the way he did Nip/Tuck. Glee is already showing signs of wear.

      Comment by MrMank – June 16, 2011 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree- It’s hard to be revolutionary when your character is known for being a catty fashionista. His character alternates between crying Kurt, angry snarky Kurt, and doe-eyed Kurt (when Blaine is around). Some dimension sure would be appreciated.

      Comment by Evan – June 16, 2011 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Your blatant sissyphobia makes my brain hurt. Please stop talking.

      Comment by llamadeus – June 16, 2011 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Shoot me in the face if “sissyphobia” ever becomes a word.

        Comment by MrMank – June 16, 2011 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • …you just totally showed how out of it you are when it comes to gender identity in today’s social. Good job.

          Comment by Sam – June 22, 2011 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree.

        Comment by Bob – June 23, 2011 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Prom episode should be what he submits, although it’s getting late for this isn’t it? He went from pride to shame to acceptance, and sang a terrific Andrew Lloyd Webber song. An extraordinarily brave performance.

    Comment by Rock Golf – June 16, 2011 08:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. Either the prom episode or Grilled Cheesus – they’re more Kurt-centric and show off his talent as an actor.

      Comment by harmograz – June 16, 2011 04:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Prom, yes. Totally his best. (55 yr old Gleek)

      Comment by LynneG – June 18, 2011 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Theory for a storyline: Kurt and Blaine decide to move in together.
    Best S2 episodes for Kurt : Grilled Cheesus or Silly Love Songs.

    Comment by Till – June 16, 2011 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or Blaine has a falling out with his dad, whom he’s never really had a connection with (as told in the “Sexy”, about the car parts) and needs somewhere to go for the night, and has to come and live with Kurt for a little while. Or Blaine’s dad tells Blaine to get out because he’s an embarrassment to the family, and it’s a dark night, pouring rain and he needs somewhere to go, so he shows up on Kurt’s doorstep, but Kurt’s dad isn’t very accepting of letting Blaine stay.

      Comment by Klaine – June 23, 2011 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think he should be nominated for the Prom episode. Turning humiliation into triumph after the abuse they had suffered was portrayed with grace and emotion. Blaine is the more assimilative of the two characters but Kurt is portrayed as a more feminine character and therefore more subject to abuse. Hence the crying in every episode.

    Comment by Barbara – June 16, 2011 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I do really like Kurt, though my favorite Kurt is when he is BFF with Rachel. But I still want to see Nick Offerman, Ty Burrell, or Ed O’Neill win in this cateory. I agree that it is about an actor in a comedic show, not the other way around, but it would be weird to see him be in the same category as the Modern Family men.

    Comment by Amy – June 16, 2011 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmmm…a storyline involving Blaine that Colfer’s heavily campaigning for. I’m guessing for them to have sex? Seems pretty obvious. Ryan Murphy has stated more than once that his goal is to have the first anal penetration scene on broadcast TV (he said that back during the days of Nip/Tuck). Why not in the 8:00 hour, too? Let’s just start the campaign now, folks!

    Comment by MrMank – June 16, 2011 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t know about that. I mean considering how scared he was to even talk about sex, I don’t know if it would go with the character. You know unless they make him more comfortable with it, which is always possible.

      Comment by Joy – June 17, 2011 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He does very well in the dramatic scenes, but I don’t think it’s fair that he be nominated for actor in a comedy. I understand bamalam’s point, but really, they have separate categories for drama and comedy for a reason. Otherwise, they would have supporting actor in a t.v. series period. Comedy is much harder than drama – it’s a lot harder to make people laugh than make people cry. And, after the first season, Glee itself has been more a drama than a comedy.

    Comment by Bella – June 16, 2011 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I still believe the point is being missed. Let me put it another way. There is no way Colfer CAN be nominated for drama because his SHOW is submitted as a comedy. There is no grey area. It doesn’t matter how comedic or dramatic his performance. And no one can stand up and say that Glee is in any way a drama series. Half the time (and that’s generous) you can’t even take the show seriously. And that’s not even a dig…it’s the way the show is written. Honestly, the characters in Modern Family are drawn much more like real people than anyone in Glee. How does that factor into thoe whole comedic/dramatic argument?

      Comment by MrMank – June 16, 2011 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • From what I’ve read, I believe you can’t submit yourself in Drama if your show is being submitted in Comedy. Chris HAS TO be submitted in Drama. That said, it shouldn’t take away from the fact that he’s an amazing actor on a comedic show.

      Comment by Brandy D. – June 16, 2011 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmmm… I’d like a storyline in which Blaine is too pushy about discussing the future. So he goes on about adopting kids, settling down, buying three puppys – maybe a cat and Kurt is just learning to really trust somebody and gets frightened about everything going too fast.
    But anyway if Chris has an idea the writers should listen carfully he usually has a VERY good instinct when it comes to his character. Also I don’t really care if he gets the Emmy or not. I am a fairly objective fan of glee and it’s crytal clear that he saved the second season from going down the drain. He’s a phenomenal actor. That’s all.
    This role: He owns it like noone’s buisness.
    I am really excited to see where he will be going in the future. Kid is talented.

    Comment by Betty – June 16, 2011 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Kurt (and Chris portraying him) was actually pretty funny in Born this Way and the Prom Queen episodes, although those episodes certainly had dramatic moments as well, so if he is nominated, he should pick one of those episodes to submit, because they both showcase his range.

    I’m interested in what this storyline he wants for Kurt and Blaine is about! This is the second time he’s brought it up (he called it controversial but something that happens every day before).

    I also look forward to his other projects! Good for him.

    Comment by Stefanie – June 16, 2011 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Basing on the end of s2. It would have to do with Blaine, Sam and Mercedes.

    Remember when Sam was supposed to be the BF?

    Comment by Marga – June 16, 2011 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But that storyline was changed, obviously(if its even true), I just hope that Mercedes and Sam gets happy ending.
      I think Chris should choose Born this Way or Prom Queen, they also show is cometic side but he still he has to get nominated first.
      Mainly Im waitng his “Strukt by lightening” movie..because I really want to see Chris out of Kurt character, and this is his written!
      Im worried about him though, he needs more rest=(

      Comment by katy – June 16, 2011 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sam is acually not coming back to the show sadly, but mercedes is suppose to meet this guy over the summer and they start dating.

        Comment by Alyssa – September 4, 2011 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sweetie, let it go. TPTB changed that a long time ago.

      Comment by E – June 16, 2011 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know I am going to get a lot of hate from Glee fans for this, but I don’t think Chris deserves to be nominated. I don’t think he deserved the Golden Globe either. He’s a very average actor playing a role that is very simple to him, because, let’s face it. He’s not so different from Kurt. Put him in another role, let’s see him act in something else and maybe if he does it well I’ll be more impressed by his currently mediocre, base acting. And as far as his storyline I don’t think it was all that groundbreaking. I’m not saying it didn’t have a good message, and I’m happy it inspired people. However, there are many other shows that have dealt with homosexual storylines in an even more poignant, touching, and inspirational way that have not been given the recognition they deserve simply because they do not have the amount of popularity and buzz as Glee. Again, I’m really not hating. But I think in the comedy category there are far more deserving actors than Chris.

    Comment by Lily – June 16, 2011 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are of course entitled to your own opinion. But please:
      “He’s a very average actor playing a role that is very simple to him, because, let’s face it. He’s not so different from Kurt.”
      Chris is very different from Kurt just watch a few interviews with him. And nothing about the role of Kurt is simple. He just acts it out so casual and natural that people can easily get caught up in that illusion.
      But I assume that being gay himself makes this role very important for Chris so that might be one of the reason he is so blazing good and way above average (sorry that’s my opinion). Proof one: Just look at that picture in this article. It’s almost as if Kurt exist as a second entity besides Chris.
      There are always many layers to discover and wonder about when he acts out a scene. He mixes emotions and creates the colours that define Kurt. It’s really interesting to watch but you have to concentrate a little bit to fully get it.
      He would deserve the Emmy. Competiton is really hard though and I’m certain Chris knows that as well. I’ll just be grinning with him if he get’s a nomination.

      Comment by Justagleek – June 16, 2011 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You know Chris Colfer and that he’s just like the character of Kurt? GMAB So I guess all the critics and his peers who vote for him and praise him don’t know nearly as much about acting as you do. Whatever.

      Comment by Joann – June 16, 2011 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Haha. You actually made me laugh. That is so true.

        Comment by Shannon – June 23, 2011 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • are you seriously pulling the card that because both he and his character are gay that he’s not acting? Chris couldn’t be more different than Kurt than if one of them was an alien. Stop generalizing just based on his voice or looks!

      Even if he was only playing himself, that still takes talen to pull it off.

      Comment by zogerols – June 17, 2011 06:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Colfer is an amazing actor and should win the awards. He has already won a Golden Globe which means that the highest institutions see Chris as an extremely talented actor who has to be rewarded for his acting. I don’t agree that Kurt wasn’t funny in season 2. Kurt had several funny moments during this second season and that was fabulous to watch. Kurt’s dramatic moments were very powerful and I applaud Chris Colfer’s work. He is fantastic.

    Comment by HD – June 16, 2011 10:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t it amazing how all the Chris Colfer Haters started off absolutely slamming Chris verbally using as much abusive language as they possibly could, but now they’re learning the art of Subtelty. Comments like ‘I’m not a hater’ and ‘anyway, not hating’ and ‘I love Chris Colfer but,’ etc, simply make me laugh. One of the marks of a great actor is that there are always people who, no matter what you do, will try and find any and everything they can to denegrate, insult and undermine you as much as possible. So to all you haters, thank you! You are yet another factor which is proving Chris Colfer’s sucess as a brilliantly talented multi-faceted actor.

    Comment by sea star – June 16, 2011 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS IS THE BEST COMMENT I’VE SEEN. And you’re so right… The hater’s subtlety just proved how great Chris Colfer is, not the other way around. He’s an amazing actor and he’s really different from Kurt. If any of you thought Kurt’s characterization is exactly like him, well done. It is just another prove on how good of an actor he is and how much he deserves the Golden Globe.

      But really, he should submit “Grilled Chessus” or “Original Songs”. Both of them are awesome. And maybe “Prom Queen” but many people object it being one of the best episodes so I’m not sure…

      Comment by Buzzbug82 – July 18, 2011 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m torn between three episodes he should submit, if nominated: Grilled Cheesus, Never Been Kissed or Prom Queen. Though, his performance in Silly Love Songs was great, too… but not HIS best storyline.

    As to the storyline he’s campaigning for? I think it’s loosing their virginity and possibably an ongoing sexual relationship. OR, we’ve been told that the Blaine character will be coming to ‘Lima’; perhaps he does and finds love/attraction elsewhere (Karofsky maybe?).

    Comment by North of Lost In Mid America – June 16, 2011 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I doubt Chris would be coming up with ideas for other characters. His story may involve Blaine, but the focus likely is on Kurt.

      Comment by Stefanie – June 16, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think if Blaine were to become involved with another man, Kurt would be central to the story. But, I agree with many of the others, it’s most likely the ‘loss of virginity’ story.

        Comment by North of Lost In Mid America – June 16, 2011 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I read on the IMDB message board that Darren Criss submitted his performance in “Never Been Kissed” for the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. That makes sense because that episode sets up the Kurt/Blaine/Dalton storyline. I really think he has a chance of being nominated based on that episode alone.

      Chris Colfer should submit the “Grilled Cheesus” episode for Supporting Actor. He was amazing in it.

      BTW, I also saw Glee Live in Chicago on June 4, and that was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. I have no idea how these people keep up such a hetic schedule. And for the show I attended, I think that Chris, Darren, and Lea got the most applause. (But Cory (Finn) and Naya (Santanna) just shined on stage!)

      Comment by Lilly – June 16, 2011 08:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was very happy when Glee sweeped the Supporting Actors tropheys last year but I must agree with what a lot of people are saying. He’s not a comedic actor. He really should submit himself for the dramatic category but then again, Glee isn’t a Drama.

    Comment by Captain – June 16, 2011 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He’s not allowed to submit as drama, his show is a comedy. He has to submit as comedy.

      Comment by Joann – June 16, 2011 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chris is as good as a comedic actor as as a dramatic actor. He does both very well. Just watch his comedic moments in “Prom Queen” and you’ll see his wonderful comedic skills.

      Comment by HD – June 16, 2011 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris is amazing as a dramatic actor and as a comedic as well. Just watch his comedic moments in “Prom Queen” and you’ll be blown away. His comedic moments in “Furt” were so great too.

    Comment by HD – June 16, 2011 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree. He should submit either Never Been Kissed or Prom Queen. For my money, He should submit Prom Queen. There are a well mixed display of both his comedic and dramatic chops throughout the episode. The dramatic stuff ranges from the subtle (think of the scenes with Max Adler) to some outright scene chewing and the comedy bits are subtly effective (think of the scenes with Naya Rivera). Never Been Kissed is largely dramatic. There’s only one scene in which there is a substantial display of his comedic timing, and the scene ends with him in the dramatic mode. (Also, the slow motion run the director/editor decided on could work against his entry: too saccharine.) Grilled Cheesus has a sample of Colfer singing, but is entirely dramatic.

      Comment by northboy69 – June 16, 2011 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Except for those few minutes “when he and Mercedes entered the church”…commenting on the sunday best and sort of kissed Mercedes.

        Comment by Lily – June 29, 2011 12:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To those saying that Chris is mediocre, I want you to consider this. Chris Colfer is the youngest Glee actor (He hasn’t even been 21 for a month yet)and his voice is very mature and interesting for someone his age. He has worked hard. In fact, there was never going to be a Kurt. Chris tried out for Artie. But the producers and directors and writers LOVED Chris and his acting skills and voice so much they wrote in Kurt just for him. He is VERY talented and has come very far. And no, I’m not some middle aged music teacher. I just turned 14 today.

    Comment by Shester – June 16, 2011 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cheesus crust, Grilled Cheesus

    Comment by Juan – June 16, 2011 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I actually think he’s advocating a love triangle (possibly with Karofsky) so as to shake things up and give him the kind of story everyone else plays. Having read, perhaps obsessively, nearly every interview he’s given, I don’t get the impression he’d be advocating a sex storyline, per se. Or that he would even call it a storyline. But he has talked about wanting things to not be too perfect, too boring, his love for what some of the other characters get to do and for Max Adler (Karofsky)’s work.

    Comment by b2b – June 16, 2011 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chris has spoke against romantic Kurt/Karofsky, saying he’s not sure what kind of message Kurt falling for Karofsky would send. I don’t think he would campaign for it now. If Karofsky’s going to have any role in season 3, I’m guessing it would be about him accepting himself and coming out, and it’ll probably all happen in a couple of episodes since they have a lot of storylines to work on and wrap up before the kids graduate.

      Comment by Haifa – June 16, 2011 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve never seen him saying anything about wanting “things not to be too perfect, too boring” but I’ve hear d him say he doesn’t think Kurtofsky will send a good message and that he wants Klaine to be a positive relationship role model. I’m all for more Max Adler/Karofsky on the show, just not in a triangle with Kurt and Blaine.

      Comment by S – June 17, 2011 04:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I the only one that doesn’t think it’s about Kurt losing his virginity? Considering the other storylines Chris has campaigned for, I think it’s something bigger and much more important. I don’t think the loss of virginity needs any campaigning, I figured after the events of Sexy, the writers will make it happen. The writers take the virginity of the “good girls” and Kurt too seriously and “save them” for the people they’ll end up with. Emma MARRIED Carl and still remained a virgin because they wanted to “save it” for Schue. Rachel too, they’re “saving her” for Finn. And it seems like they’re treating Kurt the same way. They’ll probably have him lose his virginity at some point without the need for campaigning. And it doesn’t seem like the kind of thing Chris would campaign for.

    Comment by Haifa – June 16, 2011 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you, Haifa. I think it is something else. Maybe one of the two cheats on the other one and Kurt has to deal with the emotional backlash of that.

      Also, Chris travels with personal security now. We happened to see him and Ashley Fink, who plays Lauren, in the Subway restaurant by the arena around 12:30 on Saturday, June 4 outside Chicago. The bodyguard wouldn’t let anyone get close to Chris, but I understand after seeing his Piers Morgan interview. Then I found out that he did come out and sign autographs with some of the other cast, including Lea, the night before.

      It was still awesome to see him in person! And that night we had 4th row floor seats and he is an amazing performer. My daughter’s and I have watched Glee since the pilot episode aired in May 2009. We flew from Arkansas to Chicago just to see the concert, and mainly to see Chris, Darren, Lea, and Cory perform in person.

      Comment by Lilly – June 17, 2011 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As a major Glee fan and a drama major at NYU I hope that people will respect my opinion. I like Chris Colfer, I like Kurt. I love Glee. However, I don’t think Chris deserves the Emmy. It’s not that he’s a bad actor, he does some things quite well. I just think there are quite a few amazing comedic actors that are, currently, better. And more deserving. I think a big part of the reason he has won so many awards is simply because Glee is such a popular show and how much recognition his storyline has received. Also, let’s face it, Glee fans are a whole different ballpark. You don’t want to upset a Glee fan. I hope people will respect my opinion, but judging by some of the comments I see in response to others who share my opinion, I don’t know if that will happen.

    Comment by Maria – June 16, 2011 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I admire Chris work. But I might be biased because I’m just enthralled by him as person. Anyway I really hope he gets the nomination.
    Oh and those comments about glee fans devouring everyone who dares to offend Chris…they are all true. Count me in. Love ya! :D

    Comment by Jonas – June 16, 2011 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have not enjoyed his interviews in the past few months, espeically the most recent ones. His ego has inflated about a million times since Glee started. He takes himself far too seriously now and doesn’t laugh at himself much any more. He makes ridiculous hyperbolic statements like “everyone loves me on glee”, and “everyone wants to be Oprah” and insulted several people in his Piers Morgan interivew. Someone needs to desperately bring this kid back down to earth. Either his mother or Amber Riley needs to give him a kick up the ass. It’s really a crying shame to see fame destoy a person’s personality.

    Comment by Katrina – June 16, 2011 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • …Just deleted a LONG rant before posting. It’s just not worth it. He’s professional and lovely. I can hardly believe someone can’t see that.

      Comment by Jonas – June 16, 2011 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I watched the Piers Morgan interview and he was nothing but charming. He acted a little more serious here but lightned the atmosphere with a few jokes. Appropriate. He never insulted anybody that’s just a lie.
      You know people tried to bring him down all his life. My father is a (really sometimes annoying) psychiatrist. I met him a few days ago and asked him about his opinion. And it’s really obvious trust me.
      There is all this “I’m making fun of myself before others can” going on. And his co-stars seem to value him highly as person. So no, there’s no need for ass-kicking me thinks.

      Comment by Justagleek – June 16, 2011 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Do you not get sarcasm or what? Chris Colfer is the definition of someone not taking themselves too seriously.

      Comment by iWoman – June 17, 2011 05:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol that entire interview was him basically laughing and making fun of himself, or using sarcasm. are you kidding?

      Comment by weepw – June 17, 2011 07:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • When he said “Everyone loves Glee.Everyone loves me in Glee”, it was clear that he was quoting the poeple of the right wing he spoke with. He wasn’t saying that as himself, but he was quoting poeple. There is a huge difference here.
      I watched and listened to several interviews of Chris and in all of them, he belittles himself, laughs about himself and says great things about other poeple he admires.

      Comment by HD – June 22, 2011 05:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thank you for explaining this. When I watched the interview on Youtube, thats all people were commenting on was how he said “Everyone loves Glee. and Everyone loves me in Glee”. They didn’t take the context into consideration. He was talking about how he thought it was hypocritical for the Right Wing people to be so nice and “I love Glee to his face” when he knew they were voting against him and his rights. I so agree he had changed since the start of Glee. But think of how much his life has changed. But he is being smart and taking advantage of it now by writing the books and making the movie and Tv show pilot.I hope he keeps acting outside of Glee. (I think he would be be amazing as a villian in a horror movie or something difficult and fun likr that) I really love Chris and I hope he has someone looking out for him. But he seems to have a good head on his shoulders

        Comment by laura – June 22, 2011 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How is anyone insulting Chris or trying to bring him down? Some people just don’t think he’s the best actor, it’s not hateful. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If they were being mean spirited that would be one thing but all of the comments are simply stating their opinion. Come on guys.

    Comment by Anna – June 16, 2011 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Guess what?

    None of you are experts.

    He’s up for the nomination because those people think that he deserves it. They don’t just nominate anyone.
    And,

    Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, thought that Chris was such a good singer, actor, and INSPIRATION, that he wrote an entirely new character, just for him.

    He’s got more talent than any of you probably have combined.
    And while he’s up for an emmy,
    you’re sitting here commenting on an interview on a D-list news website?
    Really?
    You’re gonna hate?

    Comment by whatsmontague.tumblr.com – June 17, 2011 12:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great, now I’m gonna be obsessed about this storyline all summer. Way to go, Colfer!

    Comment by juju – June 17, 2011 02:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know people complain that Chris doesn’t show enough comedy as Kurt to deserve an Emmy, but that is completely out of his control. He CAN’T nominated himself in drama because his show is nominated and considered a comedy. Should his wonderful performances be thrown out the door just because of a technicality?

    I certainly feel he at the very least, deserve an nomination. The work he’s done has been outstanding. And if he doesn’t win, then I’m rooting for one of the Modern Family guys.

    Comment by zogerols – June 17, 2011 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved Chris Colfer on “Grilled Cheesus” but I am pretty sure that they are going to submit “Prom Queen”… because it showed his comedic as well as his dramatic chops… Not sure whether he will win though… Stiff competition…
    .
    As for the Piers Morgan interview… Chris Colfer is merely exaggerating for the comical/satirical effect with varried result…And if you think that Chris Colfer has become obnoxious, just watch his interview on Regis and Kelly in which he was downplaying his mention in the TIME Magazine list of 100 influential people of 2011..
    .
    Storyline with Blaine… Maybe he falls in love with Kurt’s lesbian aunt… and Kurt’s grandmother had to call the family together and reprimand Blaine… I don’t think Chris Colfer’s obsession for Julie Andrews to play his grandmother had faded away.
    .
    Maybe Blaine does become the mentor of Karofsky and falls in love with him… Kurt felt hurt and confesses to Sam… which makes Mercedes jealous… Fight between Sam and Mercedes over Kurt…
    Sam quits and gets attacked by Karofsky… Mercedes has a sleepover again with Rachel and Kurt… and makes peace with Sam after seeing him wounded by Karofsky again…
    .
    And where is that PFlag chapter Kurt talked about ? Would love to see that as well…

    Comment by Lily – June 17, 2011 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The categories at awards shows are hard for glee! At the golden globes where there is a ‘musical or comedy’ category it is perfectly fine for Chris to win and he definitely should, because it defines the show as a musical, not a comedy, and as we all know musicals certainly aren’t always comedies!
    The problem at the Emmy’s is that there is no ‘musical’ category, yet the show cannot be placed properly into either category. It is constantly both. It’s not like how there were a few very dramatic episodes of scrubs and there were equally several very funny episodes of grey’s anatomy for example.
    I feel sorry for Chris, because this year he has had the most amazing performances, but I agree that the supporting comedy emmy should go to NPH, if there was a properly defined ‘musical’ category Chris would be utterly deserving. It makes me quite sad because althou I’d be happy if he won the Emmy, I would feel the other ‘comedy’ nominees had been cheated out of their own category.

    However, Heather Morris should definitely be nominated for glee in the best supporting COMEDY actress category!!!! :)

    Comment by Ems – June 17, 2011 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I seriously think he is gunning for Blaine joining New Directions. It’s probable and it would be AWEEEEESOMEEEE!

    Comment by Joy – June 17, 2011 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, and love will change into jealousy because Kurt and Blaine will compete fiercely for the diva spot… but someone else will win… the newcomer from Glee project ?

      Comment by Lily – June 17, 2011 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I adore Chris, and in my opinion he has a fabulous voice, and it sounded even better on tour. I’m also pretty 100% positive he wasn’t lip syncing, because the performance was definitely far from perfect, though still entirely beautiful.
    I think either Prom Queen or Grilled Cheesus would be the two episodes he could submit, since his storyline was strongest and his performance the most moving in those two.
    As for the storyline for next season, I highly doubt he’s pushing for Kurt and Blaine to have sex. Their whole relationship is based around understanding each other and growing together, not about physical relations. I’d be more inclined to think it would be Blaine transferring to be with Kurt and the two facing the bullies together, as was hinted at in Prom Queen. Fingers crossed! (:

    Comment by Becca – June 17, 2011 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think he is a genuinely good actor and singer. And while Kurt is over the top, I still believe what Kurt goes through is something that should be considered as too why he was in the Times top 100 people. I truly think he is making a difference. I am a 19 year old straight male, and Glee and Chris Colfer have changed my mind about a lot of things. And made me more open to all kinds of people. I like what Murphy has done with this (in my opinion) amazing show.

    Comment by Ryan – June 17, 2011 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Blaine went searching for information, not sex.

    Comment by Deb – June 17, 2011 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate it when people say that his performance isn’t ground-breaking. Sure, homosexuality is used a lot in television today, but most of it is just about the character wanting acceptance. His character looks at that AND bullying. From a teenager’s point-of-view. Being a gay teen at a Catholic high school, I find it both up-lifting and inspiring. His work on the show is what keeps it grounded from becoming a High School Musical tv series. His storylines are the serious events in the show now that Quinn had her baby; other than him, it’s all just superfluous dating drama that’s good for a couple giggles. And this is coming from a kid who has every song and episode on his ipod.

    Comment by mylittlekurtsie – June 17, 2011 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • His problem is that awkward dilemma of: Does Best Actor in a Comedy necessarily mean Funniest Actor? I don’t think so. Or at least, it shouldn’t. Chris gives AMAZING performances every week in a comedy, but he’s not really the Funniest.

    Comment by Sara – June 17, 2011 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think that the storyline Chris is campagning for might be that after Blaine tranfers to McKinley, he, Kurt and Karofsky (after he comes out of course) start the PFLAG chapter they talked about just before Kurt came back to McKinley. Also, Ryan Murphy stated in an interview that when Kurt finally did get a boyfriend, he wanted them to become McKinley’s “power couple” so I don’t think there will be a triangle or that wouldn’t not be feasable.

    Comment by Terephen – June 17, 2011 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it would be difficult to put Glee into one singular category. There is intense drama, comedy and good musical entertainment with GREAT voices. Chris Colfer’s voice is so spectacular that he rarely has a solo that doesn’t bring tears to my eyes. I want to adopt him!

    Comment by Deb – June 17, 2011 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think that he’s going to get blaine to somehow transfer to mckinley!! :) and maybe karofsky will come out of the close…hmmm

    Comment by Zoe Brodkin – June 17, 2011 05:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe Blaine will ask Kurt to marry him or another person will try to come between Blaine and Kurt.

    Comment by Safi Augustine – June 17, 2011 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For all the people saying that Kurt is just a stereotypical gay, have you even seen a Chris Colfer interview? Don’t bring down Chris just because Kurt is into showtunes. Chris is gay, and he even says that he buys all of his clothes from Target and didn’t even know who Marc Jacobs was until they filmed the Pilot. Also, yeah, Kurt may represent the “stereotypical gay man” but some gay men are actually like that. Not all gay men are like Chris, and not all gay men are like Kurt. Stop bringing him down. I think Chris is also a very nice actor for being just 21, AND the cast member with the least experience. He has made me cry on several occasions and I am 27. Chris still seems down to earth and he deserves all of this.

    Comment by Hannah – June 17, 2011 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really like Chris’s character, Kurt, on Glee. Glee is a TV show. It’s campy goofy and not at all real life. All that said, I wish I wish I WISH I could truly know the actor who plays Kurt’s dad. He has fabulous writers and is at least able to beautifully portray (if not actually be) a character who is pure at heart.

    Comment by MplsLiz – June 17, 2011 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I do not believe there will be a Kurt/Blaine sex scene, its way out of their confort zone. Remember, they like to take it slow and have not been dating for too too long. I just hope that Chris wants Kurt to meet Blaines family. That would be awesome, to see where Blaine gets all of his charm and tallent.

    Comment by Fountainator – June 17, 2011 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow, that would be great !! Blaine has already met Kurt’s father on several occasions… But Kurt has never met Blaine’s family… Maybe Blaine has a sister who is even tougher than Blaine’s father… Then she will be more lenient after meeting Kurt’s lesbian aunt and even have a short lived crush on her.. Blaine will have a fight with his father near the senior prom date, runs away and eventually lives in the Hummel’s house…before going with Kurt to New York…

      Comment by Lily – June 17, 2011 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Naah, Blaine should be an adopted child… that would be interesting…

      Comment by Lily – June 17, 2011 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • **Okay, just as a side note: How’d this turn into Chris Colfer bashing? I dare any one of you to go and perform in front of 17,000 people and NOT have problems with your voice and still sound as awesome as he does**

    Okay, I agree that HE doesn’t necessarily have to be funny to win the Emmy, but if we’re talking about submitting episodes, I’d submit Sexy! It was pretty funny when he was making all those weird faces during Animal, also when Burt (Mike O’Malley) is about to give him the sex talk and he plugs his ears and starts going, “la la la la la la la”!

    Comment by Jayne – June 17, 2011 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The “sex talk” between Kurt’s father Burt and Kurt in the “sexy episode” was according to me the best scene in Glee season 2… but it showcased more the talents of Burt (Mike O’Malley)… Any chance for an emmy for Mike as best guest star ?

      Comment by Lily – June 17, 2011 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah, but he still does some funny stuff in that episode! =)

        Comment by Jayne – June 18, 2011 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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