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Clovis native Colfer gets Golden Globe nod

Clovis East graduate Chris Colfer picked up a Golden Globe nomination for his work in the Fox musical/comedy series "Glee."

Colfer was nominated in the best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television category.

He earned the nod for his first professional acting role as the flamboyant Kurt Hummel, a role created by "Glee" executive producer Ryan Murphy specifically for Colfer.

"I'm so excited to be nominated. I've been extra high-pitched and stuttery all morning," says Colfer in a statement released by his publicist.

Colfer's competition includes: Scott Caan, "Hawaii Five-O; Chris Noth, "The Good Wife"; David Strathairn, "Temple Grandin"; and Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family." In the Golden Globes, unlike the Emmys, supporting actors in both dramas and comedies are judged in the same category.

Stonestreet and Colfer went head-to-head for acting honors in the best supporting actor in a comedy series category for the Emmys in August. Stonestreet won.

Colfer's Golden Globe nomination was one of five for "Glee," the most among TV shows.

Other "Glee" nominations include best comedy series plus acting honors for Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison.

"The 68th Golden Globes Awards" will be broadcast Jan. 16 on KSEE (Channel 24.1).

Rick Bentley has more on the Beehive blog