Their inspiring portrayal of fan favorite TV couple Kurt and Blaine aka Klaine has earned them a legion of loyal followers and huge critical acclaim. While they lost out to Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev of “Vampire Diaries,” the on-screen sweethearts and off-screen pals had reason to celebrate.
Darren picked up another PCA nod in the Favorite TV Bromance category with co-star Chord Overstreet who plays Blaine’s friend and unrequited crush, Sam. And, Darren and Chris were each nominated for Favorite Comedic TV Actor, with Chris ultimately taking home the statue for the second year in a row in the category.
Chris Colfer, the always bubbly actor-producer-children’s author, effusively thanked the fans who voted for him in his memorable acceptance speech saying, “Thank you so much! There’s no way I deserve this any more than the actors in this category, most of whom I’ve been paid to make out with at one point. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. You guys have spoiled me with awards. You follow me on Twitter. You follow me to bookstores and to film festivals, even into public bathrooms on occasion – which we can talk about later. You guys have always supported me. So, thank you so much and thank you for always drawing abs on me when you draw me naked.”
He also posted an Instagram video of himself doing a PCA victory dance with his cat.
While Darren Criss didn't personally take home an award and Favorite Network TV Comedy went to “The Big Bang Theory” instead of "Glee," his female co-stars Lea Michele and the newly-blonde Naya Rivera won a joint award for Favorite TV Gal Pals.
Darren was watching the awards on television while nursing the flu, but was quick to celebrate his co-stars’ wins via Twitter saying:
“Congrats to my GLEE compadres @msleamichele @NayaRivera @chriscolfer! Thanks to all the fans for voting! Way I see it: if they win, I win :)”
Aww…isn’t that sweet?
2013 was a busy year for Darren Criss and Chris Colfer, who started filming the fifth season of "Glee," and also worked on a variety of other creative projects.
Darren went on his first solo music tour to promote his upcoming solo album. His feature film “Girl Most Likely” co-starring Kristin Wiig was released. He hosted the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, guested on an episode of “Web Therapy” and appeared in the HBO documentary on the life of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, “Six by Sondheim.”
Chris enjoyed tremendous success with the release of his second novel in “The Land of Stories” series, “The Enchantress Returns.” He went on a nationwide book signing tour and announced the title of the third series installment, “A Grimm Warning” in October.
There’s simply no stopping the dynamic duo of Darren Criss and Chris Colfer, who have many more projects lined up for 2014. “Glee” will soon air its 100th episode and Klaine fans around the world will undoubtedly find reason to rejoice about their fave couple's on-screen chemistry when they see it.
"Glee" returns to Flint on WSMH FOX66 on a new night, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.