For the second consecutive year, the Fox series “Glee” won a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical. Hobart alum Brad Falchuk ’93 is co-creator, executive producer and director of the series.
When speaking with students via Skype this fall, Falchuk explained that “Glee” is successful because of how he and the other co-creators put together the parts or tell the story. Falchuk defines the four main components of storytelling as conflict (a strong problem), arc (the character’s journey), tone (comedy, drama, etc) and characters (the people going on the journey and how they react). He constantly thinks about these elements when working on “Glee.”
He went on to explain, “The combination of all the choices put together makes a show. Your talent is going to push you towards making choices.” These choices, Falchuk explains, are what make up the journey.
Cast members Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer also won awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and Best Performance by an Actor in the same category, respectively.
An article about the Golden Globe Award winners on Examiner.com follows.
Glee, The Kids Are All Right among 2011 Golden Globe Award winners
Njai Joszor • January 17, 2011
Joining The Social Network, which scored a leading four awards, Glee and The Kids Are All Right are among this year’s Golden Globe Award winners.
Pulling off three award wins, including Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical, ‘Glee’ along with Boardwalk Empire dominated television related fields during the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Both Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer won awards, giving ‘Glee’ a total of three wins.
Colfer, accepting Best Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role, dedicated his award to teens he says “Glee” celebrates.
“Most importantly to all the amazing kids that watch our show. The kids our show celebrates who are constantly told no by the people and environments, by bullies at school, that they can’t be who they are or have what they want because of who they are,” Colfer said Sunday. “Well, screw that kids.”
In film, The Kids Are All Right, starring Yaya DaCosta, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, won Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, David Fincher, Christian Bale, and Al Pacino also won awards.
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, aired Sunday, January 16. For a complete list of winners visit goldenglobes.org.
In the photo above, Brad Falchuk ’93 is pictured (in center back) with cast and crew of “Glee.”