Fil-Am Darren Criss dedicates Golden Globes win to Filipino mom


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Fil-Am Darren Criss bagged a Golden Globes award for best actor in his performance in a limited series FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” on Sunday (Monday in Manila).

Criss won his award for his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan, the serial killer who murdered five men, including famous fashion designer Gianni Versace, in 1997.

In his speech on stage, Criss thanked those who are instrumental to his victory but he certainly did not forget to give credit to his Filipino mom.

“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.

Moreover, Chris is still best known for his role in the award-winning musical series “Glee.”


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