Darren Criss earns Golden Globes nod for ‘Versace’ performance
FILIPINO-American actor Darren Criss is among frontrunners at the 76th Golden Globes Awards, earning a Best actor in a TV movie or limited series nomination for his performance as Andrew Cunanan in FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
The second feature of “American Crime Story,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” relates the series of events in the lives of the popular fashion designer and Cunanan, who would eventually shoot and kill him on the steps of his Miami Beach property on the morning of July 15, 1997.
Criss took to Twitter to acknowledge his nomination posting, “Growing up I always loved watching the @ golden globes with family & friends, so just to be in the room is a thrillbut to be nominated is insane. What an honor to be included with such wonderful actors.”
He went on to thank Gold Globes organizer, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, saying “Wow. Thank you, #HFPA.” Prior, Criss won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance in the same at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Note, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” is also nominated for Best TV movie or limited series. Other stars in the cast who have received nods at the 2019 Golden Globes include Penélope Cruz (Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie); and Edgar Ramirez (Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV movie).