By Perry Mah
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored GLBT favorites this year at the 68th Annual Golden Globes. With a night that showcased Hollywood's most talented stars, it was the family drama in the movie "The Kids Are All Right" and the musical high school tribulations in the television show "Glee" that earned some of the top recognition.
"The Kids Are All Right" took home the award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, and the film's leading star Annette Bening was named winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Co-star Julianne Moore was also nominated in the same category. The story of a lesbian couple, and the consequences they face when their sperm donor re-enters their family life, struck a chord with mainstream audiences and has been applauded by GLBT media.
The TV series "Glee" has been showered with accolades, and the HFPA continued the acknowledgement with three Golden Globes - including both Actor and Actress nods for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Jane Lynch, winning for her portrayal of the ruthless and sarcastic cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, thanked her wife and children. Chris Colfer was visibly moved by his win and overcome with emotion. His character - Kurt Hummel - has become a role model for many gay and lesbian youth. Colfer acknowledged the importance of his role, dedicating his award "most importantly to all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates and are constantly told 'no' by people because of who they are....well, screw that, kids."
"Glee" was also given the top prize for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.
The Red Carpet played host to starlets in fashion forward gowns and leading men in designer suits, all sparkling from the shine of millions of dollars worth of jewellery. Host Ricky Gervais took to the stage with his expected blend of celeb roasting and awkward boundary-pushing jokes, but kept the show moving between the various movie and TV star award presenters.
For a complete list of winners, please visit www.goldenglobes.org