Darren Criss dedicates Golden Globe award to Pinay mom


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MANILA, Philippines – Fil-Am actor Darren Criss won his first ever Golden Globe trophy for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television. The award was given in recognition of his superb role as Andrew Cunanan in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”.
Darren Criss dedicates Golden Globe award to Pinay mom

But the former Glee star would quickly make waves on social media after dedicating his win to his mother, whom he describes as “a firecracker Filipino woman”.

In his acceptance speech, the young star proudly announced his heritage, something that he had always been so happy to share with everyone who cared to listen.

“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. I love you dearly. I dedicate this to you. This is totally awesome!” Criss said.


Criss is the first Filipino to win in the Golden Globes, and it was wonderful that this young man is proud of his heritage.

Although he might just be ‘half Filipino’, Criss loves his roots so much and is truly proud of his heritage. In fact, when he first learned about getting his part on ‘Glee’, he celebrated the moment at his favorite Filipino restaurant in Los Angeles.


“I always tell people being half Filipino is one of my favorite things about myself and I had no control over it. I feel like I have been given superhero cape that I have to step up to the plate for. If anyone from the Filipino community looks to my work for inspiration then sign me up,” Criss said.

Congratulations, Darren Criss!

— Joy Adalia, The Summit Express


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