At last night’s 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, Diane Warren’s Cher ballad “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” beat out fellow Burlesque tune “Bound To You” (co-written by Christina Aguilera and Sia) for Best Original Song while Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross nabbed Best Original Score awards for The Social Network. But it was Glee actor Chris Colfer’s emotional speech upon winning Best Supporting Performance (Actor) in the TV category that was one of the night’s most memorable moments.
Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on Glee, was joined by his fellow cast mate Jane Lynch, who received the Supporting Performance (Actress) award for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester. The hour-long Fox hit also won Best Series, Musical Or Comedy for the second year in a row.
After thanking Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, the crew and the rest of the cast, the 20-year-old actor spoke words of encouragement to fans of the show who are underdogs and who are bullied in school.
“But most importantly, to all the amazing kids that watch our show, the kids that our show celebrates who are constantly told ‘no’—by the people in their environments, by bullies at school—that they can’t be who they are or have what they want because of who they are,” Colfer said. He then held his Golden Globe up in the air. “Well, screw that, kids!”
After his win last night, Chris tweeted, “I can’t believe it. I’m not sure how much my shaky hands can tweet, but thank you so much! Couldn’t do what I do without you guys!”