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'Glee's Chris Colfer thanks fans for Emmy nominations

07/08/2010 by Corinne Heller

'Glee's Chris Colfer thanks fans for Emmy nominations (FOX Photo) Glee actor Chris Colfer thanked fans on Thursday after it was announced the musical comedy series, dubbed "one of the gayest" by its own Matthew Morrison, scored its first Emmy nominations for a total of 19, making it the second most-nominated television program at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

"What an amazing year it's been! I never could have wished for more! Thank you all so much! :)" Colfer said on his Twitter page on Thursday.

'Glee's Chris Colfer thanks fans for Emmy nominations (Photo courtesy of Michael Yarish/FOX) Colfer is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as glee club member Kurt Hummel. Glee's debut season, which began last year, saw Hummel struggling for acceptance as a homosexual - and a member of glee club - from his fellow high school students as well as from his own father.

Hummel finally received his moment to shine in a special Madonna tribute episode, which was nominated for four Emmys alone.

Glee is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, alongside Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, The Office and 30 Rock.

Lea Michele received an Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as glee club diva Rachel Berry, Morrison, who plays glee club director Will Schuester, or "Mr. Schue", is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series and Jane Lynch, who plays the deliciously evil cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, was tapped for an Outstanding Supporting Actress award.

Morrison recently said "I think 'Glee' is one of the gayest shows on TV" and that "At the end of the day, 'Glee' is about inspiring kids and how the arts matter."

Glee, which has featured the cast singing songs by Madonna, Lady Gaga and other popular artists, was recently given the go-ahead for a third season.

Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth and Mike O'Malley, who plays Hummel's father, were also nominated for Emmys for their guest appearances on Glee. Future guest stars of the upcoming second season of Glee include Javier Bardem and John Stamos.

"Every day, Im in singing lessons and dance lessons," Stamos, 46, told On The Red Carpet's Chris Balish at the premiere for Disneyland's California Adventure's new attraction, World of Color.

Glee fans can look forward to merchandise linked the series, including a video game, clothing, jewelry, greeting cards and more, as they are set to hit stores in the fall. Glee's debut season is set to be released on DVD on September 14.

The 2010 Emmy Awards will take place on August 29. Check out a full list of nominations!

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