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Colfer, 'Dancing' producer fall short at Emmys

Clovis East graduate Chris Colfer and Clovis West graduate Josh Figgs failed to pick up Emmys at "The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards" on Sunday night.

Colfer lost in the category of best supporting actor in a comedy series to Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family," another first-time Emmy nominee.

Figgs, one of the producers of "Dancing with the Stars," saw his show lose to "Top Chef" in the outstanding reality competition program category.

Colfer earned the Emmy nomination for his first professional acting role as the flamboyant Kurt Hummel on the Fox series "Glee." The role was created by executive producer Ryan Murphy specifically for Colfer.

Other nominees in his category were: Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"; Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"; and Ty Burrell, "Modern Family."

"How did I get up on that list?" Colfer said to NBC pre-show host Billy Bush on the red carpet before the telecast.

Later, Colfer performed in the opening musical dance number with Jon Hamm, Joel McHale, Tina Fey, awards show host Jimmy Fallon plus other "Glee" cast members.

Figgs picked up his first nomination as a producer of the ninth and 10th seasons of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." He's been with "Dancing" for seven seasons.

Other programs in the reality category included "American Idol," "The Amazing Race" and "Project Runway."