Fil-Am actor Darren Criss wins best actor award at Golden Globes

By: - Reporter
/ 11:58 AM January 07, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino-American actor Darren Criss was named Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” at the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Monday.

Criss beat Antonio Banderas in “Genius: Picasso,” Daniel Bruhl in “The Alienist,” Benedict Cumberbatch in “Patrick Melrose” and Hugh Grant in “A Very English Scandal.”


The actor dedicated the award to his Filipino mom from Cebu: “This has been a marvelous year for representation in Hollywood, and I’m so enormously proud to be a teeny tiny part of that as the son of a firecracker Filipino woman.”


He further said, “Mom, I know you’re watching this. I dedicate this to you.”

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is the second season of television channel FX’s true crime anthology series “American Crime Story.”


Criss plays the role of serial killer Andrew Cunanan who gunned down fashion designer Gianni Versace in front of his Miami Beach mansion in 1997.

The 76th Golden Globe Awards hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. /je

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