I’m A Sucker For A Dedication

18 Jan

I watch award shows for two reasons: the fashion and the speeches. Today’s post focuses on the speech part, but both are really very similar when you think about it. They are either a hit (I’m talking to you Colin Firth – your’s was lovely) or a miss (That would be you, Natalie Portman. Hello, it’s super awkward to talk about having sex with your boyfriend in your acceptance speech.).

In case you missed last night’s Golden Globe awards (I missed most of them, but got all caught up today whilst lounging on my couch for MLK day), Glee’s Chris Colfer won the award for best supporting actor in a television series. Colfer, if aren’t familiar with the show, plays high school student (and homosexual) Kurt Hummel. His acceptance speech was gracious, of course, but what won me over was that he also took the opportunity to talk about one of his platforms…bullying and teen suicides. I gotta tell ya, after that, he has turned me into an even bigger fan. Like, he might need to look into a restraining order.

Here’s the last part of the speech of the night:
“To all the amazing kids that watch our show, and the kids that our show celebrates, who are constantly told ‘no’ by the people in their environments, and by bullies at school that they can’t be who they are or have what they want because of who they are. Well? Screw that, kids.”

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4 Responses to “I’m A Sucker For A Dedication”

  1. Lauren January 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    Agreed. Natalie Portman totally effed that up. How uncomfortable!

  2. Mandi January 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    I'm glad someone else felt the same way. I think I covered my eyes and said, "Nooooo!"

  3. AB January 26, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    OMG – I just watched NP's speech online and she is mortified. I'm embarrassed FOR her…

  4. Amanda January 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    I wrote a post about this topic.

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