Dar­ren Criss earns Golden Globes nod for ‘Ver­sace’ per­for­mance

Tempo - - Entertainment - (Neil Ramos)

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).

DAR­REN Criss

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