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Darren Criss Gives Shoutout To Filipino Mom at 2019 Golden Globes Awards

Criss won best actor in a limited series for "The Assassination of Gianni Versace"; plus the complete list of winners.
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Darren Criss won the award for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, and he has his mom to thank for it.

In his acceptance speech, Criss dedicated the award to his “firecracker Filipino” mom who hailed from Cebu.

“As we’ve seen, 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 to this country and getting to be invited to cool parties like this,” the 31-year-old actor said. “So mom, I know you’re watching this. You are hugely responsible for most of the good things in my life. I love you dearly. I dedicate this to you.”

Criss starred in the true crime anthology The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which premiered on FX on January 17, 2018 and ended on March 21, 2018. He played the role of serial murderer Andrew Cunanan, a young gay American who went on a killing spree in 1997 and ended his own life when he was 27 years old. One of his victims was Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, Giovanni Maria "Gianni" Versace.

The former Glee star bested fellow nominees Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso), Daniel Brühl (The Alienist), Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose), and Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)whom he all thanked in his speech, along with his former teachers and his fiancée Mia Swier.

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story also won the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television award. It beat out The Alienist, Escape at Dannemora, Sharp Objects, and A Very English Scandal.

The 76th Golden Globe Awards was held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on January 7, Monday, and was hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh. Here’s the complete list of winners:

  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) - Green Book
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) - Glenn Close (The Wife)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) - Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) - Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) - Christian Bale (Vice)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture - Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture - Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) - Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
  • Best Screenplay (Motion Picture) - Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
  • Best Motion Picture (Animated) - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Best Motion Picture (Foreign Language) - Roma
  • Best Original Score (Motion Picture) - Justin Hurwitz (First Man)
  • Best Original Song (Motion Picture) - Shallow, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt (A Star Is Born)
  • Best Television Series (Drama) - The Americans
  • Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy) - The Kominsky Method
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series (Drama) - Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
  • Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series (Drama) - Richard Madden (Bodyguard)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) - Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) - Michael Douglas Kominsky (The Method)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television - Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television - Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)
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