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'Glee' star Colfer loses SAG race to Alec Baldwin

Clovis East graduate Chris Colfer's winning streak ended Sunday night when he was bested by "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin at the "17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series category.

Colfer won honors at the Golden Globes and Dorian Awards this month. But the 20-year-old local actor faced a strong group of veteran performers for the SAG award. Along with Baldwin, nominees were: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"; Steve Carell, "The Office"; and Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family."

This was Baldwin's fifth-straight guild award for best actor in a comedy series.

Colfer has been the darling of the awards season this year, earning accolades for his work on the FOX series "Glee." His character, the openly gay high school student Kurt Hummel, has become a breakout both for his singing skills and the strong storylines. The role was written specifically for him by "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy.

SAG awards recognize outstanding performances in 2010 in five film and eight primetime television categories. Just being nominated is a point of extra pride for actors because the honorees are determined by a vote of their peers.

The Golden Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press, while the Dorians are presented by the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.