Monday, January 17, 2011

Glee Shout-Out to Teachers at the Golden Globes

Glee won for best comedy at last night's Golden Globes. One of the writers said this:

”Thank you to public school teachers. You do the most important work in America even though you don’t get paid like it.” ~GLEE writer Ian Brennan

On television. In prime time. And, this happens every single year at either the Globes, the Grammys or the Academy Awards. Many performing artists know where they got some of their best support for their work early on.

Also Chris Colfer, who won for his part in Glee as an openly gay student who gets a lot of harassment from other students, said this:

"To all the amazing kids who watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates," he said. "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. Well, screw that, kids!"

It was a great moment.


Andrew Kwatinetz said...

The positive comments from Ian Brennan provided a nice contrast to De Niro's speech where he ended with "...and for the children, you just hope the movies do well enough so you can keep them in private school."

Melissa Westbrook said...

Missed that Andrew. Bummer.