Glee's collection of teen oddballs is good for more than just laughs, according to the Diversity Awards.according to Reuters . The series, which focuses on a less-than-cool high school glee club, mixes jocks and cheerleaders with a boy in a wheelchair (Kevin McHale), a geeky girl (Lea Michele), a gay student (Chris Colfer), an Asian goth (Jenna Ushkowitz) and an overweight African-American girl (Amber Riley). "The bunch are determined to overcome the odds and make it to the big time both in high school and the world beyond," the Diversity Awards executive committee said in a statement.Other honorees include Korean-American Twilight actor Justin Chon, Nigerian-English-American newcomer Hope Olaide Wilson and Taraji P. Henson, both of whom starred in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself. The Diversity Awards, which are presented each year by the Multicultural Motion Picture Association to promote story lines, characters and actors of all backgrounds in Hollywood, will take place in Beverly Hills on November 22.
Watch the newly honored cast performing the national anthem before Game 3 of the World Series Saturday night below.