Kit Connor, star of the Netflix series Heartstopper, and forced by cyber-bullies to come out as bisexual, won his first Emmy earlier this week at the first annual Children’s and Family Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Performance for his role as Nick Nelson.The series also won awards in four other categories: Outstanding Young Teen Series, Outstanding Casting, and Outstanding writing.Additionally, Olivia Colman won the award for Outstanding Guest Performance in her role as Sarah Nelson, Kit’s mother.
Colman publicly praised and supported her young costar earlier this month, telling everyone how proud of him she is, for how he handled being forced to come out as a result of the cyberbullying he endured.
At the recent premiere of her film Empire of Light, Colman told Variety, “I am so proud of him, but I am not proud of how people bullied him.”She added, “I think people should be allowed to have their own journey.
But I’m incredibly proud of him as a young man to deal with all of that and be in the spotlight. It’s unfair.”“But he’s amazing.