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Poll: Is Chris Colfer really a lead star of 'Glee'?

April 20, 2011 |  8:14 am

Chris colfer GleeChris Colfer's role on "Glee" was created to be a supporting player, but Kurt has emerged so forcefully ever since that the character now might be considered a lead. That's the opinion of our forums moderator Chris "Boomer" Beachum, who suggests that Colfer should consider moving up from the supporting race at the Emmys, where he was nominated last year and lost to Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family").

However, when I asked our forum posters if they think that's a wise switcheroo, they disagreed –- vehemently. Sample comments below. Read more in the "Glee" section of our forums. What do you think?

MissyGal: "No, no, no! If Colfer goes lead, he'll probably get a nomination, but he has a zero chance of winning. Look what happened at the SAG's. He was put in lead, and promptly swallowed up by Baldwin."

east/west: "He can go in either category and be nominated. He won't win in lead, but he would stop a nomination for Matthew Morrison and that alone is why I would support a move there. If he wants to win, which I think he will, he should stay in supporting."

Atypical: "Chris Colfer should stay where he currently is in the supporting actor category. He has a very good chance of winning there this year. In lead actor he'll be eaten alive by the competition. That's not the place where he needs to be campaigned, and any lead actor notions for Colfer should be abandoned."

thedemonhog: "Mr. Schuester is the focal point. Rachel and Finn are the club's leaders and get the most screen time. Sue is the show's signature. Kurt is the breakout character, but he is merely a breakout character and is not intended by the writers to ultimately overshadow the roles of the above."


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Photo: "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, winner for comedy/musical TV series of 2010 at the Golden Globes, with supporting actor champ Chris Colfer in January. Credit: Fox TV.