Chris Colfer: Glee Cast Is 'Over the Moon' About Five Nominations

8:28 AM PST 12/14/2010 by Lesley Goldberg
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The supporting actor nominee compares the success of his Fox hit to "the Soviet Union: it's getting bigger and bigger."

Chris Colfer couldn't have been more excited to pick up his first Golden Globe nom for supporting actor for his performance as teen Kurt Hummel on Fox's sophomore hit Glee.

The actor said the dramedy's success was "like the Soviet Union: it's getting bigger and bigger and I think it has a lot to do with the music -- it unites everyone." Read the full list of nominees.

Colfer said he planned to "blackmail" some of his cast members into celebrating the show's TV-leading five nominations over lunch. "Everyone is over the moon," he noted.

As for rumors that production on Glee's upcoming Super Bowl episode was delayed because of a tonsillitis outbreak on the set, he tells THR: "The tonsillitis thing was a little stretch; I'm not sure how much of that was true. I thought we were shutting down because of fog with the night shoots."

Looking ahead, Colfer would only tease that as of Episode 12, there was no development with his on-screen relationship with new Glee star, Darren Criss' Blaine.

"I'm sure there's hope," he said.

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