Darren Criss made history as the first Filipino American to win an award at the Golden Globes after he snagged the ‘Best Actor’ plum for his role in Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.’
But more than his historic win, it was his heartfelt dedication to his Filipina mother after claiming the trophy that really made the night.
‘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. You are hugely responsible for most of the good things in my life.
I love you dearly, I dedicate this to you.’
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) January 7, 2019
Darren notably won an Emmy last year for the same role, while also being the first Filipino to snag a win from the award-giving body.