Hollywood actor Darren Criss wins a Golden Globes award.
PHOTO BY GOLDEN GLOBES
DUBAI – Darren Criss, paying homage to his Filipino roots, won a Golden Globes award on Sunday (Monday in UAE) for his performance in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
Criss was named best actor in a limited series or TV movie for his portrayal of serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace, in 1997.
Receiving his trophy, Criss said: “This has been a marvelous year for representation in Hollywood, and I am so enormously proud to be a teeny tiny part of that as the son of a firecracker Filipino woman from Cebu that dreamed of coming into this country and getting to be invited to cool parties like this. Mom, I know you’re watching this.”
“I love you dearly. I dedicate this to you. This is totally awesome,” he added.
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) January 7, 2019
Meanwhile, at a watch party, his mother looked ecstatic as the event unfolded. Watch her reaction:
His mum is so proud! look at her!! pic.twitter.com/X8LltzKIR7
— Vanesa ❤️ (@nessiecrisslove) January 7, 2019
Criss grew up surrounded by singing and dancing. He has attributed his drive to become a star to his mother who loves music and performing and his musician father. The actor is best known for his role in the award-winning musical series “Glee.” GAD/Expat Media
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