Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) and Neil Patrick Harris at the 66th annual Tony Awards in June
Gay Actors Dominate People's Choice Awards' Comedy Category

By Michelle Garcia

Originally published on November 18 2012 2:26 PM ET

Four openly gay actors are nominated for People's Choice Awards in the same category, favorite comedic TV actor. Glee's Chris Colfer, Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory, and Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother, each square off with Ty Burell, also of Modern Family, for the award. 

Other LGBT honorees include: 
Partners, favorite new TV comedy
Pretty Little Liars, favorite TV fan following
Ellen DeGeneres, favorite daytime TV host
Jane Lynch, favorite comedic TV actress
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, favorite dramatic movie
Modern Family, favorite network TV comedy
Gossip Girl and Grey's Anatomy, favorite network TV drama 
True Blood, favorite premium cable TV show
The award show will air on CBS January 9. See the full list here.