January 17, 2011 at 10:40 am EST | by Staff reports
Gay themes, actors win big at Globes

Gay themes, shows, jokes and winners were center stage at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, the annual movie and TV prizes given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Host Ricky Gervais took a stab at “gay Scientologists” during his opening monologue .

“Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor — two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay …. so the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists,” as he pointed out that “I Love You Philip Morris” didn’t get nominated.

“My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke,” he said. “They’re not here.”

It was a crack at John Travolta.

Gay actors Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer each won for their roles on the uber-popular “Glee,” which also won “Best Comedy Television Series.”

Annette Bening won for her lead role in the lesbian-themed dramedy “The Kids Are All Right.”

“I’m very proud to be a part of this very special film about two women who are deeply in love and try to keep their family together,” Bening said in her acceptance speech. “My partner, Julianne Moore, I have to thank first. She asked me to do the picture with her. She made it possible for us to shoot it where we shot it, when we did, so Julianne — you are a class act, thank you.”

Bening said earlier in the evening that she was disappointed anti-gay protesters (you know who!) were picketing the ceremony. Globe brass kept them far from the red carpet.

She’ll likely face off with Natalie Portman, who won the drama actress Globe for “Black Swan,” at the Oscars.

“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” a Diane Warren-penned song, won the “Original Song” Globe from the Cher movie “Burlesque.”

The New York Post reported that Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder, announced his engagement to Sean Eldridge at a Freedom to Marry reception held at their Manhattan loft. They’ve been together five years, the Post said. Hughes was one of Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard roommates and worked as a spokesperson for the social site. He was played by Patrick Mapel in “The Social Network,” another big winner, which took home four Globes, including the “Best Drama” film award.

Go here for video of Chris Colfer with his award.

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