Darren Criss proud to be first Fil-Am Golden Globe awardee

Jan Milo Severo - Philstar.com
Darren Criss proud to be first Fil-Am Golden Globe awardee
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" winner Darren Criss poses in the press room during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
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MANILA, Philippines — Hollywood actor Darren Criss said he is proud to be the first Filipino-American to win a Golden Globe after bagging the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series award on Monday (Manila time).

In an article posted by online magazine “Deadline Hollywood,” Darren said having Filipino blood is one of his favorite things about him.

“I’ve said this before, but being half Filipino is one of my favorite things about me. I feel like I have been given a superhero cape and I am glad to step up to that plate,” Darren said backstage at the Golden Globes.

“It’s a great privilege - and I am proud to be part of that,” he added. 

Darren won the award for his role as the real-life serial killer Andrew Cunanan in Ryan Murphy’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” The series also won for Best Television Limited Series. 

In his acceptance speech, Darren dedicated his award to his Cebuana mother whom he described as a “firecracker Filipino woman.”

“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,” he said.

“I love you dearly. I dedicate this to you. This is totally awesome,” he added. 

The Filipino American got the better of Antonio Banderas in “Genius: Picasso,” Daniel Bruhl in “The Alienist,” Benedict Cumberbatch in “Patrick Melrose” and Hugh Grant in “A Very English Scandal.”



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