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Some congrats via social media to Darren for being awarded an Emmy.  I believe I found most of these via @acsversace-news or @DCriss_News.  (Note:  This is in addition to the other posts I made somewhere upstream.  For example Grant Gustin's instagram video congratulating Darren is somewhere above.)  The posts with pics/screen shots are via Darren Criss Army, D-Criss-News, gottalivealoha, ipwarn--thank you!



Ok, is the S.E. Hinton a fan of Darren? confused









Media

Many more congrats from media are posted somewhere above.  The Broadway sites (Broadway.com, BroadwayWorld, Playbill etc) also congratulated Darren via social media.





 




 


















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There were a lot of media that congratulated Darren but I wanted to post this one from Broadway.com because I thought it was sweet.








ACS Versace cast/crew


Again, I tried to post whatever congrats from the ACS Versace family that the DC fan sites noted, so there are many of those posts somewhere above.
















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d-criss-news:
andrewisamerican  Despite my sour expression, I’m happy to be directing the talented and kind @darrencriss (who just won an Emmy, congrats doood!)

(via theatrevicki)

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He was the director of photography--thanks Lilikoiluv.
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nelsoncragg: Yes!!!!

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d-criss-news:
Via Dascha Polanco’s Instagram Story (September 17, 2018)

via gottalivealoha








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set_hair: So Excited for Darren Criss and Ryan Murphy!!!ACS The Assassination of Gianni Versace Swept up tonight! So proud to be part of this production and to work with such talented people and be inspired! So proud!

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Glee




Jane Lynch retweeted Jenna's congrats to Darren and I believe I saw that Amber congratulated Darren on her IG Story.















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 dailyharryshumjr:

via gottalivealoha

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StarKids

Note:  I noticed there are a lot of StarKid friends of Darren who used social media to congratulate him.  I think it's safe to assume every single member of the StarKid theater group is so happy for Darren and congratulated him.  At the end, I posted whatever congratulations via social media from StarKid friends'  that I saw that Darren Criss Army posted (see somewhere above), but there are so many more StarKids' posts than that, and it would take so much time for me to post all their social media congratulations.  Sorry!   :apology   (To be honest, I'm having trouble keeping straight whether I already posted someone's congratulations to Darren, or not--there are so many!)   





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d-criss-news:
Pat Brady: I love this picture..it says it all

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Ok, thanks to Lilikoiluv, I found this handy post of many of the StarKids congratulating Darren.  :happy face

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eswel:
Starkid family reacting to Darren Criss winning his first Emmy

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And a one more from gottalivealoha (thank you Lilikoiluv):

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d-criss-news:
Via Tessa Netting’s Instagram Story (September 17, 2018)









Another post that I found (via ipwarn-thank you!) that captures many of the StarKids' congrats to Darren.  There's some overlap between this collage and the one via gottalivealoha/Lilikoiluv.
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(Source: d-criss-news, via imakeitrealinmymind)

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d-criss-news:
ryanlerman: So so happy for this guy! Congrats @darrencriss you bad mutherfucker. Never forget it’s mainly our snaps that got you here! hands in the air

(via belleybuttons)

via ipwarn





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Love this message from Word Theatre.  So true about Darren--this is one of his special traits, taking time to support good causes even when he is so busy (and must be very tired).  Love so much that he does this time and time again.  heart heart heart This is also one of my favorite performances of his.  He sounds fantastic, and I love the visual and musical drama of this performance.

d-criss-news:
wordtheatre: While shooting 15 hour days on @acsversace @americancrimestoryfx @darrencriss took the time to support @wordtheatre in the schools by performing in our original production of In The Cosmos @fordtheatres in @discoverla - a hearty congrats to a superstar! @iemmys @televisionacad #emmys #emmys2018 #emmywinner #americancrimestory #versace #authors #actors #la #award #tv

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This video of Ashley Weston being so excited for Darren is very cute.






Some instagram messages (sorry-I didn't do screenshots).  The message from Tobi Lynn is especially sweet and heartfelt.

tony_marion    Holy shit dude you won an Emmy! I never expected any success from you! PS I have an Emmy too....




tobitalks   ring ring ring. um, my dear, #sweet, #genuine, #kind and #OMG so so so #talented friend @darrencriss won an #emmy tonight. AN EMMY! such a deserving award for such a refreshingly real and wonderfully true-blue human. oh dc, i’m so #happy for you! *side note: darren’s one of the busiest guys in the biz, but he’s also the guy who always texts back, always has a #smile on his face and always shares all of his #positivevibes to those around him. case in point, he sent me a text two days ago apologizing for being so busy and traveling and hence missing my birthday party. he’s a #midwest boy with a #heart of gold, and i feel so #lucky to call him my #friend#xo #congratulations #DarrenCriss #emmys2018 #babes #bananaphone #flashback #gratitude #tobitalks #adayinthelifeofaDJ








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d-criss-news:
pott28   Congrats on your #Emmy win @darrencriss. You’re the #transformer for sure. Some of my makeup and hair on this talented man. @hedwigonbway #drag #darrencriss #mikepotter #mikepottermakeup #wigpotter #macartistrelations

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d-criss-news:
Via Mason Alexander Park’s Instagram Story (September 17, 2018)

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 officialmadalinaghenea  So happy and proud of you @darrencriss . Darren Criss became the second youngest actor to win the #Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Thank you #BarryMorrow for giving me the opportunity to work with such a talented actor! #emmys #darrencriss #emmyawards

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From Darren Criss Army:



Aw, this is sweet of him to send this message to his fans.  heart  Is the next thing a new album (CG or your own)?  He is the true Energizer bunny.   :happy face

DarrenCriss  THANKS EVERYONE!  music note oh what a night  music note

via Darren Criss Army










EMMYS AWARDS 2018 | DARREN CRISS E SEUS PERSONAGENS ÉPICOS | #EmmyTNT

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Via Ricky Rollins’ Instagram Story, Sept 18, 2018

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StarKid love and pride.  :happy face
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Met this kid in high school in an after-school acting class. If you’d told those 16-year-old punk-asses what today would hold, they wouldn’t have believed it. They’d also be freaking the fuck out. Not a ton has changed. Congrats @DarrenCriss.

~ Dylan Saunders via IG








Very sweet message.
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jonyricker Watching @darrencriss win an #Emmy last night was such a remarkable experience. Through our years of friendship, Darren has, through immensely hard work, incredible talent, sheer determination, and an infectious spirit, achieved this feat. Pictured here, he invited me to the SAG awards with him and we got to see our heroes be recognized for their work. And that was just a little over 5 years ago. Big things can happen in such a small amount of time. Watching my friend reach that goal last night made me proud, nostalgic, overjoyed, and hopeful for the future all at once. Congrats D!! You fuckin earned this one hard!








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calebfoote @darrencriss you’re an inspiration! Still in awe of last night, you stacked up against some huge names and came out with the W! #thanos #americancrimestory #emmys2018 #goblue







Benj looks exactly the same as now (and Darren has such a baby face here).  :amused
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Aw, Grant.  :happy face


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“Congrats, my Emmy-winning friend. #emmys

~ Erich Bergen via IG















From d-criss-news, Via Ipwarn--thank you, Ipwarn!  (Link to her tumblr:  http://ipwarn.tumblr.com/.)



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d-criss-news:
ourladyj: Lucky to be surrounded by this much talent. Congrats on your much deserved #Emmys @mrrpmurphy @darrencriss @crashbpm @ninajacobson @alexisvmw @bradfalchuk @loueyrich

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This wins the Emmy for the cutest pic!    Look how happy he is!  :happy face
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d-criss-news:
mikemekash: Congrats to Darren Criss ! This couldn’t have happened to a more kind, talented human being!










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d-criss-news:
nepalesruben: My front page story on #DarrenCriss’ historic win as the first #Filipino-American to win an #Emmy lead actor award for #TheAssassinationOfGianniVersace: #AmericanCrimeStory. bit.ly/2QDIPUp










Some great pics!
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d-criss-news:
Darren Criss with the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series, movie or dramatic special for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” attends the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.












Congrats from many friends:
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d-criss-news:
Via Britney Coleman, Erich Bergen, Jwan Yosef, Matt Beckley, Jodi Benson, Cole Ramstad, Molly Texeira-Torres & Brett Maline’s Instagram Story (September 17-18th, 2018)













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The Emmy Awards Ceremony (September 17, 2018)!




Hi Lin! Hi there! 


Lin wrote:I'M CRYING (THAT'S NOT A FIGURE OF SPEECH)

I WANT TO SCREAM BUT IT'S THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND I HAVE TO SOMEHOW GO TO SLEEP NOW???

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haha!  Lin, my sentiments exactly!!!



OMG!  I wanted to stay busy preparing dinner and my lovely friend texted me that Darren won (I thought his category would come much later in the show)!   So f*cking wonderful!!!    celebrate clapping hands Such unbelievably fantastic news!! :bravo :very happy excited


I was trying not to get my hopes up too high . . . trying to stay cool,  trying not to stay glued to the TV set . . . . until my friend texted me!! 

Sooooooooooo happy for Darren!  Congratulations Darren!  Well deserved!  Hurrah for you!   celebrate And for Ryan for wining Best Directing for a Limited Series Yea! !  And for the entire cast, crew, writer, producers, everyone in the ACS Versace family--for winning Best Limited Series!   Was it 3 awards tonight?!   oh yeah dance! :guitar jamming An amazing night for the ACS Versace family!!


Darren's speech was very lovely, very heartfelt.  Well-stated, Darren!  I loved his genuine gratitude that he expressed to Ryan for giving him this opportunity.   heart I loved his thank you to his parents and Chuck for their love, and for ingraining in him the importance of hard work, compassion for others, and not taking himself so seriously (code for being resilient and rolling with the punches that life sometimes directs at you).  His words about Mia's support and love were so sweet!  Lovely speech!

I also loved Ryan's speeches (two tonight!).  I loved the way he thanked the women in his life.  And for the award for Best Limited Series, I appreciated the important statement Ryan made about homophobia, about how our own country is allowing hatred against others, about bringing awareness to hate violence against LGBTQ persons, and advocating for stronger hate crime laws.  Ryan dedicated the award for Best Limited Series to those who are/were victims of hate crimes.  Very eloquent, very poignant moment. 

I also very much appreciate Rachel Brosnahan's urging those watching the Emmys to please vote.  heart heart heart 


From Darren Criss Army:


Again, such a lovely speech.  Well done!  You could see near the end he was fighting off tears.  :cry  heart

acsversace-news:

70th Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie





Darren Criss wins the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story | 17 September 2018











Also a very beautiful and touching speech.  heart

70th Emmy Awards: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace Wins For Outstanding Limited Series

By Television Academy (Sept 17, 2018)

Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoK41d2Fh0g









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Another pic of Darren accepting his #Emmy award!!

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“For Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, the Emmy Award 2018 goes to @darrencriss for @americancrimestoryfx! Ahhhhhhh!!!!! So proud of you Darren! Congratulations!! So thrilled for you! Love to you & Mia heart   @sunsetstrippa”

~ Jodi Benson via IG










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“We’re beaming watching our two SURPRISE ( we’ll, we knew they were coming;) 2018 GUEST FACULTY @sarabareilles and @darrencriss kill it at the Emmys! CONGRATS !!!!!! I wonder who the surprise 2019 guests will be?!!!  happy kiss   You never know who you’ll learn from but you know it’ll be GOOD. We promise.”

~ Broadway Evolved via IG









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The ACS Versace cast & creative team accepting the Emmy award for Best Limited Series!!!

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Jon Jon Briones, Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Darren Criss, Judith Light, Ryan Murphy, and the cast & creative team of ACS Versace at the Emmys!

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acsversace-news:

[size=15]70th Emmys Thank You Cam: Darren Criss From The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: ACS[/size]




Darren Criss talks with the Emmys Thank You Cam after winning for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. | 17 September 2018











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“ Congratulations to all involved with @americancrimestoryfx #versace on your Emmy win tonight! Could not be happier for my mentor @mrrpmurphy and my brother @darrencriss for their @televisionacad #emmy wins. Thank you for letting me be a part of this incredible experience. @danawal @crashbpm @ninajacobson @danminahan@alexisvmw ”

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“Sooooo grateful to have been part of this amazing show  heart Congratulations to everyone! #acsversace #americancrimestory #emmy

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acsversace-news:
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From d-criss-news (via ipwarn):

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d-criss-news:
Via Emmys/Television Academy’s Instagram Story (September 17th, 2018)






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From Darren Criss Army:

What projects are in the works that Darren's unable to discuss?  I guess we'll find out after awards season is over?  But it sounds like he's working on a Computer Games EP with Chuck, and Else Fest.  Is he writing the score for a StarKid musical? 
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WWD wrote:
Darren Criss, Eyeing an Emmy

August 14, 2018

The actor discusses “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which racked up 18 Emmy nominations.
 
Earning his first Emmy nomination for acting hasn’t gone to Darren Criss’ head — even if he’s also the one to beat.

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The 31-year-old actor shows up to the tropical-themed rooftop venue Good Behavior in pink shorts, a T-shirt bearing Giorgio Armani’s face — obtained through a gift bag from an event — and a drawstring gym bag emblazoned with the University of Michigan, his alma mater. He’s a “Glee” alum (his original song “This Time” earned him his first Emmy nomination in 2015), and his musical theater background is quickly apparent — he launches into a short rendition of “Love Me Do,” which he’s also been singing for his driver all morning. The easygoing class of 2009 grad is nominated for his portrayal of serial killer Andrew Cunanan in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” He’s favored to win in the limited series category, in which he’s the second actor of Asian descent to be nominated; like Cunanan, Criss is half Filipino.

As a whole, the show picked up 18 nominations across categories, including for best limited series. When asked about his individual nomination, Criss, a true team player, expresses his gratitude before passing the ball back to his team.

“I feel like the nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” he says. “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.”

Criss has been riding the wave with his “American Crime Story” cohorts, which includes Penélope Cruz, Ricky Martin and Édgar Ramírez; all three are also nominated, for best supporting roles.

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In telling Cunanan’s story, Criss hopes that the show brought to light into an otherwise dark chapter. “We’re trying to spark a discussion, that there’s something much bigger going on than those specific tragedies,” he said, adding that he hopes the show is able to “bring justice” for those impacted.

“That to me is what is so great about ‘American Crime Story’ — obviously, we’re framing it around a famous series of crimes, but we’re also talking about the distinctly American crimes that allowed these things to happen. In our case, it’s homophobia in the Nineties,” Criss says, recounting Cunanan’s victims. “How homophobia affects not only a world-famous successful fashion design, but also a deeply closeted successful real estate developer in Chicago, and a young man in the military in San Diego.” Also, Cunanan. “How it affects a bright, talented, good-looking, charismatic kid from one of the poorest neighborhoods in San Diego, born into a family wrought with mental illness. How its tentacles connects and affects all these people and shapes all their lives in a really unfortunate way.

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While Criss has a few projects in the works, which he’s unable to discuss, he does note some of his other upcoming ventures: working on another EP with his brother for their band Computer Games, writing another score for a musical, the New York-based Elsie Fest that he coproduces. He and his fiancé, Mia Swier, just opened a bar, Tramp Stamp Granny’s, in Los Angeles. (“I’m quite literally just the piano player,” he says.)

Oh, and he also has the Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 17.

“As far as the acting thing is concerned, I don’t know,” Criss adds. “I’m waiting around for the fates to let me know what’s next. I’m looking out on the edge of the precipice looking down, and seeing who has the funnest net to jump into.”

Source:  https://wwd.com/eye/people/darren-criss-emmy-nomination-american-crime-story-versace-1202772425/









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ktauer @darrencriss in today’s @wwd #americancrimestory

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This is nice of Cody.  A very talented actor. 
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codyfern:  CONGRATULATIONS  19 Emmy Nominations!!! To the cast and crew in all departments, to the entire American Crime Story family - and to our visionary leader Ryan Murphy: Bravo. Bravo. Bravo.  heart










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wordtheatre: Congratulations to WordTheatre alum, Darren Criss, for his Emmy Nomination for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie! Actors like Darren help WordTheatre give voice to great literature and continue our programs like WordTheatre in the Schools. Come support our WordTheatre in the Schools benefit ‘Hey, Doyle!’ starring Bruce Willis this July 28th in East Hampton. Click link for more info: https://wordtheatre.com/event/hey-doyle/ #darrencriss @darrencriss #emmyawards #americancrimestory #gianniversace #glee #starkid #wordtheatre #HeyDoyle #hamptons #theatre #scribe #WITS #brucewillis #authorsofinstagram#actorsofinstagram #spokenword #2018 #theatretickets #thingstodo #datenight#pushcartprize#WordTheatreInTheSchools









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anthony_parnther: Congratulations to the incredible Darren Criss @darrencriss for your Emmy Nomination in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

I am looking forward to working together again soon!





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So many supportive words from friends and peers and others.  I'll post some of them.  heart

Note:  I added more messages of congratulations today (Friday, July 13). 



rockerrick: Wow. Congrats to @darrencriss and the rest of the @americancrimestoryfx team and cast on 18 Emmy nominations

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Aw, I knew Max and Joaquin would be sending their support.  :happy face  So nice of Lea and Michael Hitchcock as well  (haha.  But I was waiting for a funny congrats from Michael Hitchcock).
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Added Harry Shum's and John Stamos's messages:  :happy face

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Such nice messages from Curt Mega, fellow Warbler.  :happy face
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Aw, Ashley.  :happy face
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ashleypweston: #TBT to when we were last in Milan  heart CONGRATS on your EMMY NOM, #DarrenCriss!! What a wild 8 year journey we’ve been on together - I couldn’t be more proud & excited for you! SO WELL DESERVED  Let's clap Let's clap Love you tons!! #Emmys2018 #ACSVersace













Aw, look, Alex from DCN also posted his sweet congrats!  I love Alex!











Aw, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Gaten Matarazzo.  :happy face
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latimes_entertainment: Swipe for some of this year’s first-time Emmy nominees! #Emmys









Aw, some more nice messages.  Nice of Mandy Moore (wish she was nominated too).
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Craig Zadan.  :happy face
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alysiareiner: OMG CONGRATS @pamelaadlon @betterthingsfx @televisionacad #emmy nom!! And @darrencriss too!! You are genius talent beloved humans. A million hugs & kisses of congrats.From now on will only call you Pammy #likeaboss Adlon.









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umichtheatre: Alumni News | Congratulations to #umichacting alum Darren Criss on his Emmy Nomination for best “Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie” as Andrew Cunanan in ”The Assassination of Gianni Versace”!!! We are so proud of you Darren!!! #GoBlue #UmichTheatre #EmmyAwards #DarrenCriss #AmericanCrimeStory @umichsmtd @umicharts









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tedsun77: #Emmy #nomination !!! @darrencriss #leadactor @americancrimestoryfx #assassinationofgianniversace #nominee #limitedseries #actor #portrait #congrats #darrencriss #tedsunphoto  @tedsun77 #stylist @ashleypweston #grooming @louiferry










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baeblemusic: In honor of @darrencriss being nominated for an #Emmy, watch our session with his musical project, @weplaycomputers! Link in bio 

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ecarenphoto: Congratulations @darrencriss on your Emmy Nomination for Best Actor for your extraordinary performance in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace! #outtake of our #photoshoot for @thewrap #creativedirector @guerin_ad .









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variety: Check out the new kids on the #Emmy block! Congratulations to this year’s first-time nominees. To see the full list, click the link in bio.









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roguemagazine: In honor of @darrencriss being nominated for the Best Actor Emmy today, here’s an unreleased shot from his feature for @roguemagazine’s Summer Issue N°9, link in bio.  Photography by @josephsinclair  Styling by @krishanparmar_  Hair by @naradkutowaroo  Makeup by @laurengriffinmua  Written by @jackiefern #darrencriss #assasinationofgianniversace #americancrimestory #versace

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Well, congratulations to Darren and Ryan Murphy, Tom Rob Smith, and the cast and crew of ACS Versace

Well done!  I can't say I'm surprised Darren was nominated--with the vast majority of critics loving his work on the show, but yeah, feeling so very happy for and proud of him.  So well-deserved!  I can only imagine how he must be dancing on Cloud 9 right now with Mia and friends (and family?)! 

I meant to post earlier, but it's been a busy day.  But I've been following all the wonderful updates from dcriss-archive and Darren Criss Army the whole day.  First thing I did this morning was check just to make sure our man got that nomination! 

I'm also feeling very happy for Ryan Murphy, the rest of the cast and crew, Tom Rob Smith,  and the other producers/showrunners ACS Versace.  So  happy for Ryan.  The show was a brilliant idea.  It took so much vision from Ryan to get this show done and to shine a spotlight on, to bring to light, the human cost of societal intolerance, of society's ability to shun and turn their cheek away from an entire community.  Hats off to Ryan for his vision! 

I'm sorry that Cody and Jon Jon were not nominated.  But it doesn't take away how brilliant those two actors, one a veteran actor and one a young up and coming rising star, were in the show.  Awards shows tend to play it safe and reward big names (and often reward the same shows and same folks every year).  (For this reason, I'm so relieved that Darren was nominated, since his category was teeming with giant names!)  To me, Cody's performance (and the brilliant writing for Cody's lines) were the heart of the show--he just captured the heart break of the stories of these men, and likewise, Jon Jon's performance was so remarkable in how it highlighted an Asian immigrant's experiences in America in a highly visible project by a highly visible, well-respected showrunner.  My hope is that both Jon Jon and Cody will have more opportunities in the future (and in Jon Jon's case, that he will have many opportunities to represent the Asian-American acting community in the future).

Just so happy for everyone who was part of this team!   Much love to all involved!!!  heart heart heart  My heart is teeming with pride.



From dcriss-archive (Note:  I added a few more items today, Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15):


Indiewire wrote:
Sandra Oh’s ‘Killing Eve’ Emmy Nod Isn’t the Only Important Asian Nomination to Celebrate

July 12, 2018

Oh isn’t the only significant Asian representation among the nominees though. Darren Criss, who is half Filipino, snagged a nomination for playing killer Andrew Cunanan, who in real life was also half-Filipino, in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” on FX. This is his first individual acting Emmy nomination. He previously had a nod as a singer/songwriter on “Glee.”

Criss released the following statement on Twitter regarding his nomination: “Zorro, Dr. Strange, Harry Dunne, Todd Alquist, and Jesus Christ… pretty incredible company to keep. Humbled by your talent, Antonio Banderas, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Daniels, Jesse Plemons, John Legend. I’m such a fan. Congrats! What an honor, Television Academy. Thank you so much. Truly. Wow. And a huge congrats to my fellow cast and crew of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story! Ryan Murphy does it again!”

Either win would make great strides for Asian representation, especially in the acting categories. Only two Asian actors have won previously: Riz Ahmed in 2017 for his leading role in “The Night Of” and Archie Panjabi for her supporting role in “The Good Wife” in 2010.



Source:  https://www.indiewire.com/2018/07/killing-eve-sandra-oh-emmy-darren-criss-gianni-versace-hiro-murai-1201983634/

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In addition to Darren, Ryan, Tom Rob Smith, the rest of the cast and crew and showrunners/producers of ACS Versace, I'm happy for one of my favorite shows (This is Us) and for Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones (I'm sorry Mandy Moore wasn't nominated)!  This article didn't seem to realize Darren is part Filipino.
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2018 Emmy Nominations by the Numbers

July 12, 2018

1: Confirmed number of amazing butts among nominees (Darren Criss)

38: People of color nominated for Emmys in major categories, which more than doubles last year: Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us; Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson and Wanda Sykes, black-ish; Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz, Katt Williams and Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta; Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live; Tituss Burgess,Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton,Westworld; Samira Wiley and Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale; Regina King, Seven Seconds; RuPaul Charles, Drag Race; W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America: With W. Kamau Bell; Issa Rae, Insecure; Sandra Oh, Killing Eve; Trevor Noah, Daily Show; Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso; Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story;Brandon Victor Dixon and John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar; Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder; Viola Davis, Scandal; Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult; Letitia Wright, Black Mirror; Maya Rudolph, The Good Place; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm; John Leguizamo, Waco

6: Number of Latinx performers nominated, including Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez, Ricky Martin, John Leguizamo and Lin-Manuel Miranda

1: Number of Asian actors nominated (Sandra Oh). C'mon TV, do better!


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The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

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Fil-Am actor Darren Criss earns Emmy nomination for serial killer role

July 13, 2018


His role in the TV drama “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” as a serial killer has been a big hit with audience and critics.

Now, Filipino-American actor Darren Criss has received an acting nomination for an Emmy, perhaps the highest honor in TV, it was revealed late Thursday (Philippine time).

This is the first Emmy acting nod for Criss, whose mother is from Cebu. He was nominated in 2015 in the outstanding original music category for a song he wrote for “Glee.”

In his new show, Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, the half-Filipino murderer notorious for killing five men, including famous fashion Gianni Versace, in 1997.

It has drawn positive reviews from critics, with the New York Times’ Margaret Lyons describing his performance as “impressive and haunting” in spite of her tamed views on the show overall.

TV Guide called him “magnificent,” while USA Today praised him for bringing the spree killer to life with “disturbing energy and commitment,” just to name some of the reviews.



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Darren was right on the nose when he described why he felt Ryan is so great at what he does.  Ryan colors the stories of his characters with social significance, giving his characters a voice to tell stories that haven't been told by their communities in the same way before.  At the same time, Ryan is genius at making each of his characters accessible, so that any barriers that may have existed between some audience members and the characters begin to melt away once the audience begins to relate to and bond with the characters, despite differences that some audience members may have felt before.  I know that happened with Glee, especially with how audience members who previously had no sense of community with LGBTQ people, began to really love and embrace LGBTQ characters over the course of the various seasons of Glee.   That is magic.  That is, I believe, the key to combatting prejudice and bias:  To be able to help people develop a sense of community with other human beings, regardless of their differences.
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‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’ Stars Reflect On Emmy Nominations: TV Academy “Voted For Justice”

July 12, 2018

"How am I doing? I don’t even know how I’m doing. I’m on fire, man. What can I say?” Ricky Martin told Deadline today, after receiving his first ever Emmy nomination for Ryan Murphy’s FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Picking up their own nominations amongst the series’ 18 overall nods, Versace stars Edgar Ramírez, Darren Criss and Finn Wittrock seemed to share Martin’s sense of excited bewilderment.

Documenting the murder of the titular fashion icon (Ramírez) at the hands of spree killer Andrew Cunanan (Criss), the latest installment of Murphy’s true crime anthology series was a dream project for those involved. “It’s a difficult thing to say because obviously [Cunanan] is a very tragic figure. I’d like to think that if I was in any position to have stopped the horrible things that happened, if I was there, I would have tried to do something,” Criss explained of his thinking in portraying an infamous real-life killer. “But unfortunately I wasn’t there. So all I could do is try to bring a kind of positivity to this darkness by telling a story in a certain way, raising certain questions that we can ask 20 years later about not only him, but ourselves and our society.”

“Regardless of awards season, this is an opportunity that I have worked and waited for my entire life. Actors are really only as good as the parts they can get, and the people that believe in them, and the complexity of the characters that they’re playing,” Criss added with reference to his troubled character, who finds himself at the center of the series—more so than Versace himself. “The thing that makes Andrew interesting is not the stuff that is dark or scary or uncomfortable; it’s the breadth of colors that exists on his palette. That’s what actors really crave.”

Like Criss, Martin was happy to see some light come out of the darkness of Versace and Cunanan’s experience. “Today, I realized that my peers in The Academy voted for justice — because at the end of the day, this is what the story was about,” he said. “It’s focused on the justice that is needed [following] this horrible crime. This is the way I see it, period.”

For the actors of Versace, portraying real-life figures was a challange. “As happens every time you play a real-life person, [the challenge] is not to yield before the pressure of playing someone that a lot of people knew—especially someone like Gianni whose work was so impactful,” Ramírez said. “Playing a real-life character, it’s not about imitating. It’s not a photograph—it’s a painting.”

While Criss contemplated the psyche of a killer—attempting to manifest all of Cunanan’s complexity—Martin gave himself up to the darkness D’Amico experienced following the death of Versace. “We walked on set every day extremely vulnerable, but at the same time, we all felt protected because we were being directed by Ryan, and by an amazing group of directors,” he said. “It just felt right.”

Celebrating the success of Versace, each of the series’ stars tipped their hat to its mastermind, Ryan Murphy, discussing what makes him so unique and vital as a storyteller. “He works harder than anyone else in the business and continues to keep a group of people around him who are continually impressive. With every new project, you’re going to be challenged in a new way and surprised,” Wittrock said.

Added Criss, who also worked with Murphy on Glee, “He really gravitates towards sides of the story that we wouldn’t typically hear, or haven’t heard in the past. He finds what’s not only most accessible about those stories, but as a showrunner and a showman, he knows how to make those things attractive.”


Source:  https://deadline.com/2018/07/american-crime-story-versace-darren-criss-edgar-ramirez-ricky-martin-emmys-1202425891/

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sthanlee: Huge CONGRATS to FilAm Actor @DarrenCriss on his Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for #ACSVersace !! Also CONGRATS to the Cast & Crew of @americancrimestoryfx on your 18 Emmy Nominations! @jonjonbriones @carlinjames917 @isacamillebriones | Photo by @Sthanlee B. Mirador | @SIPAUSA [7.12.18] . #Emmys #FilAm #DarrenCriss #FX #AmericanCrimeStory


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Fantastic article!
Slate wrote:
Sandra Oh’s and Darren Criss’ Historic Emmy Noms Show the Two Ways to Diversify Casting

By Inkoo Kang

July 12, 2018

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On Thursday, Sandra Oh became the first actress of Asian descent to garner an Emmy nomination for best lead actress in a drama while Darren Criss became the second actor of Asian descent to earn an Emmy nod for best lead actor in a limited series or TV movie. Best known for her decade on Grey’s Anatomy, Oh was honored for her critically acclaimed performance as disgraced MI5 detective Eve Polastri in BBC America’s Killing Eve. A supporting player on Glee, Criss delivered a star turn as spree killer Andrew Cunanan in FX’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Should these actors take home the award on Sept. 17Criss is widely considered one of the front-runners in his category, whereas Oh will have to build on her momentum to prevail against five returning nominees, including 2017 winner Elisabeth Moss—they would become only the third and fourth acting Emmy winners of Asian descent, after Riz Ahmed for The Night Of in 2017 and Archie Panjabi for The Good Wife in 2010.

The serendipitous pairing of Oh’s and Criss’ roles also suggests that initiatives toward inclusiveness in Hollywood should be two-pronged: through colorblind casting when it comes to characters whose stories aren’t about their race (as was the case with Oh’s Polastri), as well as through stories specific to the Asian American experience (such as that of the half-Filipino Cunanan, who suffered racial discrimination within the gay community).

These record-breaking achievements are all the more poignant for arriving one day after news broke that a movie studio intends to make a fictionalized version of the Thai cave rescue as “a major Hollywood film with A-list stars”—a phrase that has previously served as a justification for whitewashing stories. Criss and Oh’s performances illustrate that acting talent among performers of Asian descent is out there—but won’t be given a chance to reveal itself without the opportunities necessary to create new A-listers.

Source:  https://slate.com/culture/2018/07/sandra-oh-and-darren-criss-historic-emmy-noms-show-how-to-diversify-casting.html









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GMA wrote:
Darren Criss earns lead actor Emmy nod for ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’

July 13, 2018

Fil-Am actor Darren Criss’ heartbreaking, gut-wrenching performance as Filipino serial killer Andrew Cunanan has earned him a well-deserved Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

FX’s true crime dramatization, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”, led the limited series category with 18 nominations. It will be competing against “The Alienist”, “Genius: Picasso”, “Godless”, and “Patrick Melrose” for Outstanding Limited Series.

This is Criss’ first Emmy nomination for acting. He will be up against Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”), Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”), John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”), and Jesse Plemons (Black Mirror: USS Callister).

Criss fleshed out in the small screen the troubled mind of Cunanan, who went on a horrific murder spree that ended with the death of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Cunanan killed at least five people before taking his own life to evade arrest.

Source:  http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/showbiz/showbizabroad/660314/darren-criss-earns-lead-actor-emmy-nod-for-lsquo-assassination-of-gianni-versace-rsquo/story/

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Darren Criss nominated for Emmy for role in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
TFCBalitangAmerica July 13, 2018
Fil-Am actor Darren Criss earns an Emmy nomination for his role in the TV drama “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

In his new show, Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, the half-Filipino murderer notorious for killing five men, including famous fashion Gianni Versace, in 1997.












Balitang America wrote:
Darren Criss nominated for Emmy for role in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”

July 14, 2018


Fil-Am actor Darren Criss earns an Emmy nomination for his role in the TV drama “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

This is the first Emmy acting nod for Criss, whose mother is from Cebu. He was nominated in 2015 in the outstanding original music category for a song he wrote for “Glee.”

In his new show, Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, the half-Filipino murderer notorious for killing five men, including famous fashion Gianni Versace, in 1997.

If Criss nabs the award, this would be the first time a Fil-Am would win in the lead actor, limited series or movie category.

The Emmy awards ceremony takes place in Los Angeles on September 17.


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Entertainment Weekly wrote:
Emmys 2018: Facts and surprises about this year's nominees

July 14, 2018
Darren Criss, Assassination of Gianni Versace, Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Criss earned his first-ever acting nomination for his work as the chilling serial killer Andrew Cunanan on the FX crime drama. However, he has actually been nominated for an Emmy before — for helping to pen an original song on the final season of Glee in 2015. Criss is only the second actor of Asian descent to earn a nomination in this category. The first was Riz Ahmed who made history when he won for The Night Of last year.



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Los Angeles Times wrote:
'Assassination of Gianni Versace' delves into the mind of a killer — and societal prejudice

June 20, 2018

The second season focused on the mysterious backstory of spree killer Andrew Cunanan, a gay gigolo and prolific liar who killed four men before his infamous 1997 murder of groundbreaking Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace — one of the few openly gay celebrities of that time. (Cunanan, 27 at the time of Versace’s murder, would kill himself days later.)

In the midst of unpacking all of that, the drama presented a striking portrait of homophobia in the 1990s by examining the injustice that was steeped in societal prejudice — particularly in regards to how police officials handled the case — and the toll of hate, from outside and within.

“The underlying theme was homophobia,” said Edgar Ramirez, who played Versace. “The show talks about the open and raging political homophobia on one side, and it also talks about the internalized — and even more dangerous — homophobia within. What I love about this whole project is how, almost in the likes of a Greek tragedy, it touches upon subjects that are important and that are culturally and socially relevant today more than ever.”

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Criss, who before “Versace” had largely been known for his bright-eyed turn in Murphy’s musical series, “Glee,” was struck by the psychological mapping the role required.

“There’s a lot of different ways we could have written Andrew, because there’s a lot of different ways anybody can glean who he was or what really made him tick,“ Criss said. “People always ask, ‘What’s it’s like to play a spree killer?’ If you boil it down to just that, that’s not who he was. It’s what we know him for. But if you think of all the worst things that anybody’s ever done in their life, the amount of time they spent doing that horrible thing is in the severe minority of the infinite minutes, hours, seconds, moments of their life. Again, I’m not saying this by any means exonerates him from those horrible minutes of his life, but it does beg the attention of the other moments.”

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While Versace’s name brings heft to the narrative, the drama was just as invested in bringing attention to Cunanan’s lesser-known victims — Gulf War veteran and Cunanan’s good friend Jeffrey Trail; architect and Cunanan’s unrequited love David Madson; real estate mogul Lee Miglin; and cemetery caretaker William Reese — and the people whose lives were affected by those murders.

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[Judith] Light says she hadn’t known much about Cunanan’s killings prior to joining the series. But she remembers the ethos of the time distinctly.

“I didn’t really know much about Cunanan’s prior victims,” she said. “So I wasn’t too familiar with the Miglin case. I remember the Versace killing, and I remember it was a very powerful, visceral experience. One of the most important factors in watching this is to see that, to whatever degree, we still have that [homophobia] going on in our culture.”

That function as a sociological yearbook is ultimately what binds “Versace” to “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

“They’re very different stories,” Criss said. “But they’re excellent examinations of a time period that allows a certain thing to happen, which ends up being a crime — but how that crime affects the social landscape is also a crime.”

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TV Line wrote:
Emmys 2018: Lead Actor, Limited Series — Dream Nominees

DARREN CRISS, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

WHY HE DESERVES A NOD: Gianni Versace may have gotten his name featured in the title of FX’s second American Crime Story, but it was Andrew Cunanan — played to haunting perfection by a not-so-Gleeful Darren Criss — who captivated audiences until the season’s unforgettable conclusion. With each gut-wrenching breakdown and unnerving look, Criss embodied a character capable of skyrocketing him from teen-TV heartthrob to Emmy-nominated powerhouse. And need we remind you about that infamous underwear dance? Playing this role took some serious, well, you know.

Source:  https://tvline.com/gallery/2018-emmy-awards-lead-actor-limited-series-dream-nominations/

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Track: Darren Criss on Sud Radio (06-20-18)

Darren Criss on Sud Radio (June 20th, 2018) | Source

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Congratulations to Darren for his Television Critics Association Award nomination!!  Yea! 



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The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
'Killing Eve,' FX Lead 2018 TV Critic Awards Nominations

June 19, 2018

. . . While FX led the pack among networks with 10 [nominations for the 2018 Television Critics Association Awards].

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The awards are voted on by more than 200 television critics and journalists across the country. Winners for the 34th annual TCA Awards will be announced Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills during the TCA summer press tour.

[. . . ]

Individual Achievement in Drama

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve, BBC America
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, FX
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve, BBC America
Matthew Rhys, The Americans, FX
Keri Russell, The Americans, FX

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Outstanding Achievement in Movie or Miniseries


Alias Grace, Netflix
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, FX
Howards End, Starz
Patrick Melrose, Showtime
The Tale, HBO
Twin Peaks: The Return, Showtime


Source:  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/killing-eve-fx-lead-2018-tv-critic-awards-nominations-1121152/item/individual-achievement-comedy-tca-2018-1121155








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Congratulations to Darren for his Television Critics Association Award nomination!!  Yea! 



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The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
'Killing Eve,' FX Lead 2018 TV Critic Awards Nominations

June 19, 2018

. . . While FX led the pack among networks with 10 [nominations for the 2018 Television Critics Association Awards].

[. . . ]

The awards are voted on by more than 200 television critics and journalists across the country. Winners for the 34th annual TCA Awards will be announced Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills during the TCA summer press tour.

[. . . ]

Individual Achievement in Drama

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve, BBC America
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, FX
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve, BBC America
Matthew Rhys, The Americans, FX
Keri Russell, The Americans, FX

[. . . ]

Outstanding Achievement in Movie or Miniseries


Alias Grace, Netflix
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, FX
Howards End, Starz
Patrick Melrose, Showtime
The Tale, HBO
Twin Peaks: The Return, Showtime


Source:  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/killing-eve-fx-lead-2018-tv-critic-awards-nominations-1121152/item/individual-achievement-comedy-tca-2018-1121155








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roguemagazine: Here’s a peek at our 6 page feature with Darren Criss @darrencriss in @roguemagazine roguemagazine’s Summer Issue N°9, out now, link bio. Find out about his upcoming tour with @leamichele, his future acting projects & his new Hollywood piano bar @trampstampgrannys where you can catch him singing live for free! Photography by @josephsinclair  Styling by @krishanparmar_  Hair by @naradkutowaroo  Makeup by @laurengriffinmua  Written by @jackiefern #darrencriss #assasinationofgianniversace #americancrimestory #versace #glee @americancrimestoryfx

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Queerty wrote:
Rotten Tomatoes 10 highest rated TV series for your Pride viewing pleasure

June 18, 2018


9. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018) – 86%

The Ryan Murphy anthology series returned this season, reimaging one of the most shocking murders in American history. Though the show features a cast that includes Oscar winner Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Edgar Ramirez, and Judith Light, the series belongs to Darren Criss as spree killer Andrew Cunanan. Criss captures the imbalance of the character, making him all the more despicable. While the series in no way absolves Cunanan of his crimes, it also has a preoccupation with the rampant homophobia of the time, ranging from Donatella Versace’s disgust with her brother’s lover, to the FBI claiming Cunanan had evaded escape by posing as a woman (yes, it really happened). This opera of a show plays just as infuriating as it does tragic.



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Variety wrote:
Emmy Nominations 2018: Variety’s TV Critics on Their Dream Picks

June 18, 2018


This year’s Emmy nominations are almost upon us, and with the possibilities more scattered than usual, so are our opinions on who deserves to get a nod. So, with voting now underway, Variety’s TV critics got together to hash out their favorite contenders and — more importantly — point to some of the stellar performances that might not have enough support or clout to be recognized, but really ought to be.

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

D’Addario: We’ve gotten spoiled in recent years—the era of “Big Little Lies,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” and “Fargo”—such that this year seems pretty widely considered “weak.” There are plenty of credible nominees that exist in a slightly older mode: The tony TV literary adaptation. I was pleasantly surprised by both Netflix’s “Alias Grace” and Showtime’s “Patrick Melrose,” series that assay widely-respected recent novels with elegance, but verve, too. They may not be quite as edgy as the limited series that have bloomed in recent years, but they weren’t “Masterpiece Theatre,” either.

Framke: I’ll freely admit that this category doesn’t excite me much this year, with a couple exceptions. One is “Alias Grace,” which crawled under my skin for days after I finished it. The other is “American Crime Story: Assassination of Gianni Versace,” which didn’t get nearly as much attention or adulation as “People vs. OJ,” but was slick and confrontational in a way that kept my attention.

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE


Framke: Given your ambivalence towards “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” I’ll stump here for Darren Criss, whose performance just about chilled my blood with every blink. And on the complete opposite of the spectrum (and in what I’ll admit is a “no way in hell” nomination dream), I’ll say that Jimmy Tatro‘s surprisingly grounded “American Vandal” role deserves more attention than it got.

D’Addario:
I’ll admit I didn’t vibrate on “Vandal’s” frequency. I admired Kyle MacLachlan’s sheer commitment to his “Twin Peaks” role(s) enough to hope he lands a nomination, but find myself rooting for “Patrick Melrose’s” Benedict Cumberbatch. The actor’s no stranger to the Emmys thanks to “Sherlock,” but his compelling, painful, redemptive journey through addiction and self-loathing on “Melrose” deserves notice.


SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Framke:
If the FYC campaigns are any indication, this might be Jeff Daniels’ race to lose, but his consciously hammy performance in “Godless” left me pretty cold. Instead, I find myself in a somewhat hilarious position that my middle school self would find perfectly appropriate: rooting for Ricky Martin’s heartbreaking performance in “ACS: Versace.” I will also happily accept Cody Fern’s.

D’Addario: Cody Fern
was a genuine discovery in “Versace.” My vote, though, would go to Jason Ritter, putting his considerable charm towards risky and, eventually, genuinely scary use as a predator in “The Tale.” It’s a performance that walks close to the edge without losing balance.


SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

D’Addario
: If anyone onscreen in “Versace” earned a prize, it’s Penelope Cruz’s uncanny Donatella, balancing feral pain with the need to save face. In my dream world, Riley Keough’s sharp, dogged work in “Paterno” pays off, and Frances Conroy gets in for an eerie, brief appearance in “The Tale,” one that leaves a painful afterburn.

Framke:
I see your Penelope Cruz and raise you a Judith Light — which might be one of my favorite sentences I’ve ever written. Bless TV forever and ever, amen.


Source:  https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/emmy-nominations-2018-game-of-thrones-atlanta-the-americans-1202849534/

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Other Glee Cast Members - Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:45 am

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Darren went to see Blake Jenner's Billy Boy film.  So nice of him to show his support.
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That was a funny video.  :amused   Shawn Mendes has a nice voice.  I hope you  have lots of fun at his concert, Jeremy. 

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How fun that Darren was at the home of  Liza Minelli (with other famous folks, like Michael Feinstein and Mitzi Gaynor).  Darren looks very handsome.  I like Mia's hair (although I like her hair in other pics too. :amused ).  This hair style gives her a "girl next door look.  
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sanborn.mcgraw: Had a wonderful party at @officiallizaminnelli house last night! Met and got to hang with @darrencriss, here! Such a great time! #darrencriss #glee #hedwigandtheangryinch #gianniversace #americancrimestory #averypottermusical #lizaminnelli #michaelfeinstein

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This is cute.  I like how comfortable everyone is with each other.  ha!  The way Darren has his hand on Edgar's head.  :happy face

sascha_breuer: FUN TIMES ON SET! Tunes, friends & laughter @edgarramirez25 @darrencriss @ricky_martin @penelopecruzoficial during the Cover shoot of Emmy Magazine shot by my talented fried @robertascroft #hair & #malegrooming for Edgar @sascha_breuer #hairbysaschabreuer using @baxterofca @starworksartists & @blossommanagement.gmbh #ACSVersace #edgarramirez #emmymagazine

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Aw, very cute pic.  I want to hear Penelope and Darren duet on "Father Figure."  :happy face
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televisionacad: American Tragedy, The cross-country murder spree of #AndrewCunanan leading to the 1997 killing of designer #GianniVersace — is “a very American story,” says #RyanMurphy, executive producer–director of the FX anthology series that brought the real-life tale to television. A distorted desire for the good life and the pain of hiding in plain sight are just two of the themes explored by stars #DarrenCriss #EdgarRamírez #PenélopeCruz and #RickyMartin. Written BY#TATIANASIEGEL in the new issue of #emmymagazine #ninajacobson #bradsimpson @mrrpmurphy @darrencriss @edgarramirez25 @ricky_martin @penelopecruzoficial Photographed by @robertascroft lead stylist @jolene.nava

#Kindramann grooming for Darren #AshleyWeston wardrobe for Darren #SaschaBreuer grooming for Edgar #DaniMichelle wardrobe for Edgar #DouglasVanLaningham wardrobe for Ricky Ricky hair #joeyNieves Ricky face #hanicarias #CristinaEhrlich wardrobe for Penelope #PabloIglesias hair nd makeup Penelope


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televisionacad: American Tragedy, The cross-country murder spree of #AndrewCunanan leading to the 1997 killing of designer #GianniVersace — is “a very American story,” says #RyanMurphy, executive producer–director of the FX anthology series that brought the real-life tale to television. A distorted desire for the good life and the pain of hiding in plain sight are just two of the themes explored by stars #DarrenCriss #EdgarRamírez #PenélopeCruz and #RickyMartin. Written BY#TATIANASIEGEL in the new issue of #emmymagazine #ninajacobson #bradsimpson @mrrpmurphy @darrencriss @edgarramirez25 @ricky_martin @penelopecruzoficial Photographed by @robertascroft lead stylist @jolene.nava 
 
#Kindramann grooming for Darren #AshleyWeston wardrobe for Darren #SaschaBreuer grooming for Edgar #DaniMichelle wardrobe for Edgar #DouglasVanLaningham wardrobe for Ricky Ricky hair #joeyNieves Ricky face #hanicarias #CristinaEhrlich wardrobe for Penelope #PabloIglesias hair nd makeup Penelope













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ashleypweston: This. Shoot. Was. Everything. hands in the air CALIENTE So much fun styling @darrencriss and being around @ricky_martin @penelopecruzoficial @edgarramirez25 #AWerk #ACSVersce #DarrenCriss








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carolynjuliet: More fun with man of the hour Darren Criss thanks to @foxtel If you’re looking for a new series to sink your teeth into, The Assassination of Gianni Versace is seriously compelling viewing - I binged all nine episodes in two days, for which Darren both thanked me and apologised to me for! Catch it this Thursday night on @showcase - you won’t regret it! #darrencriss #ryanmurphy #americancrimestory #theassassinationofgianniversace #glee #foxtel #foxtelmagazine #maglyf








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laurachel: Work perks… sitting in a Q&A with @darrencriss









Work that charm, Darren.  :amused
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foxtel: Look who popped in to #Foxtel HQ. Darren Criss posed for photos and spoke about his new series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, coming Thursday, May 24 on showcase.








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kell.brown: Interviewed the captivating & talented Darren Criss today - can’t wait to share my interview on all things ACS - The Assassination of Gianni Versace. A MUST-SEE new event series coming to @showcaseaustralia May 24! #BingedALL9EpsIn3Days








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Emmy Predictions 2018: Forecasting Nominations for Limited Series, Reality & Variety Categories

May 18, 2018

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

American Vandal
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Godless
Howards End
Twin Peaks


It’s a tough year to call for limited series, since nothing really took the nation by storm like Big Little Lies or The People v. O.J. Simpson in years past. Even if initial critics were divided on Gianni Versace I think the final product was immensely powerful and will probably be the frontrunner as such. I also expect something as high profile as Twin Peaks to be nominated despite its divisiveness. From there it’s anyone’s guess, so I’m betting on two Netflix series that have earned acclaim, American Vandal and Godless, since they have both done fairly well in precursor awards. I’m guessing Howards End will round out the five, as the TV Academy loves prestigious British dramas, especially those written by legendary writers like Kenneth Lonergan.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE

Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose
Michael B. Jordan – Fahrenheit 451
Kyle MacLachlan – Twin Peaks
Al Pacino – Paterno
Evan Peters – American Horror Story: Cult

Darren Criss should be the runaway frontrunner for his stellar performance as Andrew Cunanan in Gianni Versace, but Kyle MacLachlan will ideally be hot on his trail for playing three different characters in the Twin Peaks revival. Al Pacino will likely get in for yet another HBO TV movie where he plays a controversial public figure, while Benedict Cumberbatch gets in every year for whatever he does, so why not Patrick Melrose, too? After the great year Michael B. Jordan is having I’m guessing he can sneak into this category, even if Fahrenheit 451 doesn’t have the best reviews. For the last slot I’m going with a passion pick, but Evan Peters gave his best performance on American Horror Story yet this past season and I’m going out on a limb and saying the remaining AHS fans in the Academy will push him through.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE

Jeff Daniels – Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar
Edgar Ramirez – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Jason Ritter – The Tale
Michael Shannon – Fahrenheit 451
Sam Waterston – Godless

No idea. Seriously, this category is an absolute mess this year and the winner could be anyone. For now I’m going with people associated with what I expect to be the limited series and movies Emmy voters will watch, so Jeff Daniels, Edgar Ramirez, Michael Shannon, and Sam Waterston it is. Tentatively adding in Jason Ritter as well. Then there’s Brandon Victor Dixon, who had extremely strong reviews for Jesus Christ Superstar and could angle himself into becoming the first actor from one of these recent live musicals to get an acting nomination.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE

Ellen Burstyn – The Tale
Penélope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Laura Dern – Twin Peaks
Nicole Kidman – Top of the Lake: China Girl
Angela Lansbury – Little Women
Judith Light – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Hooray double nomination for Laura Dern! Like with Supporting Actor it’s hard to say exactly who will get in here, so it’s best to go with the seen contenders, like Ellen Burstyn in The Tale, Penélope Cruz and Judith Light in Gianni Versace, and probably Nicole Kidman for Top of the Lake. Then I expect there to be a big narrative for 18x Emmy loser Angela Lansbury to get a nomination that could even propel her to a win.


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The subtle brilliance of American Crime Story’s ‘Versace’ second season

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I am a huge fan of producer Ryan Murphy. After his hit shows Nip/Tuck and Glee, I’ve gone on to watch American Horror Story, Scream Queens, Feud and, most recently, American Crime Story – not a spin-off, but more of a cousin to AHS. When the first season of ACS came to BBC2 in 2016, my friends and I watched together in unison and live-texted each other updates. In fact, I’d go as far as to say the debut of American Crime Story was perfect and was, I think, one of the best seasons of television ever seen.

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. . . In fact, I enjoyed the show a whole lot more than I anticipated I would and thought it was a fantastic series as a result of the perspective it took; even Ryan Murphy himself suggests that this season is “the best thing [he] has ever made”. I think that writer Tom Rob Smith did a fantasic job on breaking apart the character of Andrew Cunanan and exploring him from as many angles as possible. By the end of the season, I felt like I knew everything that could possibly be known about Cunanan – maybe even too much – and it was fascinating to see. It’s the kind of character study that you could only possibly explore over the course of 10 hours, something that a limited series really allows Smith and Murphy to do perfectly.

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Marketing campaigns aside though and I do really think that ACS’s sophomore run was fantastic in its own right. As I said previously, what struck me initially as being brilliant was its structure and detail that it was given thanks to head writer Tom Rob Smith. The story really was liberated in regards to time and had no problem in moving backwards and forwards through Cunanan’s timeline to serve different perspectives on the character. Its structure and its writing felt fresh and unique: while season one was pretty linear in how it told the story and was incredibly well written in its own way, Versace managed to be brilliant too and its structure served its story beautifully.

Of course, the show is only as good as it is because of its cast, too, and Darren Criss really knocked it out of the park with his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan. I think it’s hard to see people in different lights when you’re used to seeing them one way and after seeing Criss on Glee for so many years, I really didn’t think I’d be able to shake that off. But I did and Criss was amazing in a performance that surely earns him at least an Emmy nod, if not a win. Yes, the writing did an incredible job at making Andrew layered and extremely complex, but it was Darren’s performance that really brought that to life and made it so endearing. Kudos to him and his work.


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Fan Experiences During 2018 - Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:41 am

Computer Games Concerts at  El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City (March 31 & April 1, 2018)


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Not sure but these pics look like they were taken at the airport when Darren arrived in Mexico. 


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luis.andres55: W/ @darrencriss  laugh until you cry laugh until you cry laugh until you cry laugh until you cry Cool es un amooooor de persona, muy amable, muy atento y muy humilde. Let's clap hands in the air Un honor poder conocer a uno de los actores de una serie tan fantástica y que me encanta.  :heart eyes heart #DarrenCriss #Glee #BlaineAnderson #AmericanCrimeStory #MexicoCity
*W/ @DarrenCriss laugh until you cry laugh until you cry laugh until you cry laugh until you cry Cool he’s a lovely person, very friendly, very thoughtful and very humble.  Let's clap hands in the air An honor meeting one of the actors of a fantastic series that I love :heart eyes heart  










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samantatorresb: Sigo temblando es tan lindo y tan humilde @darrencriss bienvenido a México #darrencriss #blaineanderson #glee
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dianacrisis: Miren quién llegó a México!!  Thank you so much @DarrenCriss for being so kind with us! See you at the show!  heart  #DarrenCriss #DarrenCrissMx #ComputerGames #ACSVersace #ElPlazaCondesa #Glee #AndrewCunanan

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Critics' Reviews of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace:  American Crime Story"


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Fox Force Five News wrote:
Darren Criss Delivers Performance of The Year in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Review)

March 22, 2018

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story explores the murder of designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, based on Maureen Orth‘s book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History.

Much to my surprise – this story was INSANE. Literally one of the most impressive and profound true stories about a man’s descent into madness. Darren Criss’ performance as spree killer Andrew Cunanan is legendary. Think American Psycho meets Taxi Driver and we’re starting to get the whole picture here. Criss deserves every single acting award coming his way. There will not be a better acting performance in 2018 or maybe even years from now that can match the intensity and sadness that Criss has put on display here in these nine incredible episodes.

I know that the title of the series has Versace in it, but American Crime Story is all about Andrew Cunanan. We dive deep into the psyche of a killer and although we will never know WHY he did what he did, you will damn sure have a better understanding what led Cunanan down this path of death. Writer Tom Rob Smith doesn’t sympathise with Cunanan so much as peel back the layers of mystery of his life, so that viewers get the entire story, including that of his victims who all deserved to have their stories told in a profound way. Cody Fern for example — is a future star. Watch for that kid to do some amazing things down the road. Ryan Murphy stuck to his guns by casting Criss, known for Glee and his work in music and that decision turned out to be one of the best casting decisions of all time for the smallscreen. Hell – Ricky Martin could get an award too for playing Versace’s lover – those scenes in the finale – in the church? Unreal.

Following up the OJ Simpson mini-series was a huge undertaking, but I honestly think that ACS Versace was a sprawling and epic drama that did a better job getting into the mindset of everyone involved in this sweeping tragedy. Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz literally BECAME Gianni and Donatella Versace, not only in their physical appearances, but the accent and essence of these fashion icons. . .  having more time dedicated to understanding what may have drove Cunanan to murder was the right choice.

From the opening episode which shows the murder of Versace, to the final episode which wraps up all the loose ends in devastating fashion, ACS Versace might be the best mini-series yet from Ryan Murphy. And I’m including American Horror Story in that declaration. Darren Criss BECAME Andrew Cunanan for this role. You will not see a better character study of a serial killer than you will here. These nine episodes are constantly jumping back and forth in time (which I’m told may have turned off some viewers with its sporadic story structure) but I think that was the correct choice to take people on a better emotional journey. If we were to have told this story chronologically — I don’t think it would have captured our attention. The sporadic narrative was a necessary evil in order to uncover the essence of Cunanan’s insanity. There’s a monologue in the finale where Max Greenfield tells the police that Andrew isn’t hiding – he’s wanting to be seen and it really does sum up what happened with the botched investigation and pursuit of Cunanan in general. He was a gay man, killing other gay men — so law enforcement didn’t give a shit back then. Plain and simple – sad but true.

The glorification of serial killers isn’t what we were going for here and by the end of the series — Cunanan is most certainly not celebrated in any way whatsoever, but I do feel like Criss’ performance is culturally one of the most significant and impressive acting performances of our time. Whether he’s seducing older men with his IDGAF dance moves in a speedo, or when he’s wrapping tape around his face while having a shower – Criss is doing something unlike any other character in years. He’s bizarre, scary and at times – enigmatic. The episode in which he shows up to a party, rips off his trenchcoat to reveal that red leather suit and struts right into that house like a boss – is one of the best scenes of 2018. Andrew just wanted to be remembered and although the murderer will likely fade into obscurity, I hope that Criss’ iconic performance stands the test of time. It’s that good. 

Rating: ★★★★★



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Reel Talk wrote:
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Season Finale

March 22, 2018

Throughout the series, we have seen some compelling performances. Finn Wittrock gave humanity to naval officer Jeffrey Trail that would likely make those who knew him proud, while Cody Fern gave you poignant insight into Cunanan’s most personal victim, David Madson. The namesake of this series can’t be ignored either. Edgar Ramirez has turned in fine work as Gianni Versace, portraying him as driven but ultimately a sensitive soul who was proud of his accomplishments. Whether it was pushing his sister Donatella, or tender moments with Antonio, Ramirez hit all the right notes in the role and gave the character much more depth than was probably on the page.

That being said, the real MVP here is Darren Criss. From start to finish he has delivered on all fronts as Andrew Cunanan. This isn’t an easy role to portray. Cunanan was a known liar and manipulator but for awhile he was able to get people to buy what he was selling. He was charming but, as we know now, largely unhinged. Criss balances all of these aspects of his personality with the greatest of ease and he makes it so seamless that it’s pretty scary to watch. To be likable on one level and out of your mind insane is no easy feat, but Criss makes it look effortless. Glee made Criss a household name but this is the kind of role that makes you a star. If he doesn’t sweep all the awards for his portrayal here, it would be a travesty of epic proportions.

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Decider wrote:
‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Season Finale Recap: This Means Nothing To Me

Mar. 22, 2018

Across the board, the performances — from Darren Criss, Édgar Ramírez, Penélope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Judith Light, Jon Jon Briones, Joanna P. Adler, Annaleigh Ashford, Dascha Polanco, and Max Greenfield, with Criss and Light especially putting in absolutely crushing work — resist grandiose or valedictory choices

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Slash Film wrote:
‘American Crime Story’ Review: ‘Alone’ Brings the Story to an End

March 22, 2018

Darren Criss’ portrayal of Andrew Cunanan is exemplary. The actor brought the character to life, and while some of the writing could’ve easily turned Andrew into something close to parody, Criss’ performance walked a tightrope and balanced it all.

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Michael Stern: TBT—-Since last nights finale of “Versace” I sure hope Darren Criss receives lots accolades for his work for the role of a serial killer. Here’s some other pics through the years.








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mypaperheart352: I’ve been raving to everyone about how good @americancrimestoryfx is this season, ESPECIALLY @darrencriss’s extraordinary performance as #AndrewCunanan. Tonight is the season finale, so once it’s done, I suggest y’all binge watch this season. You won’t regret it! Thank you so much Darren for taking your time and always being superrrr nice to the fans. You deserve allll the awards heart :heart eyes #darrencriss #americancrimestory #acsversace #versace








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Quotes about Darren and Tweets/Instagrams about Darren



From Darren Criss Army:

It's amazing how a person with such kind eyes, can turn his facial expression, especially his eyes, to icy cold hardness when he plays Andrew Cunanan in Versace.
"Darren Criss I wish for you to win all the Emmys you deserve. You definitely have my vote. I admire what you just did at the FYC event. You took your time to take a photo w every single person who wanted one."

- #classact #respect #humble #talented #beautiful #soul  heart #darrencriss #inspiration #passion #love @americancrimestoryfx #emmy

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Source: lamariabeck on Instagram

via Darren Criss Army

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Darren with a fan

kathylynn904: “I am blown away by the phenomenal performance @darrencriss is giving on this season of @americancrimestoryfx …you want to hate him but he takes it to a level where you feel for his character no matter how evil he is…an Emmy winning performance and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy! “He’s so bad but he does it so well…” “









From dcriss-archive:


Such a sweet, heartfelt message. 
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kaleighweston: Last night was just so incredible. The Assassination of Gianni Versace is a must watch show, the acting is superb. I once again met one of my favorite actors, the lead Darren Criss, who is also one of the kindest people you could ever meet. Seriously Darren Criss, is an actor I have seen on Broadway kill it as Hedwig a trans-woman, filled with so much passion and love. To Andrew a killer, lost in his own dream world. He is a talented man who truly takes his time to meet all his fans, honors those around him, and praises his fellow actors. His is a career I will continue to follow and one of a few actors I truly wish I get the chance to work with one day. #darrencriss #codyfern #acsversace #fx #americancrimestory #actors #dreams














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tvproducerbarra  There is something wrong with the world if @darrencriss doesn’t get nominated (and win) for @americancrimestoryfx The finale is brilliant, his acting is exquisite and he’s Incredibly kind, humble and really funny too! #EmmyPerks #FYC











She is actually an Emmy voter.  I guess she knew Darren since the days of Camp Young Actors Theater Camp.  That is such a cool personal connection.
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Fan Experiences During 2018 - Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:25 pm

ACS Versace Finale Screeinging (March 19, 2018)



From Darren Criss Army:



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“Allllll the feels for this super star  #stage #screen #hecandoitall #acsversace #glee #hedwigandtheangryinch #theatregeek #fyc” - Alexandra Reeves https://www.instagram.com/p/BgjwVriFwLI/












This is such a sweet message from this fan.  Darren goes above and beyond showing how kind he is and how much he values the support of his fans.  (It's amazing how a person with such kind eyes, can turn his facial expression, especially his eyes, to icy cold hardness when he plays Andrew Cunanan in Versace.)
"Darren Criss I wish for you to win all the Emmys you deserve. You definitely have my vote. I admire what you just did at the FYC event. You took your time to take a photo w every single person who wanted one."

- #classact #respect #humble #talented #beautiful #soul  heart #darrencriss #inspiration #passion #love @americancrimestoryfx #emmy

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Source: lamariabeck on Instagram

via Darren Criss Army

Source:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BgiL2JeFKoJ/









From dcriss-archive:


Such a sweet, heartfelt message. 
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kaleighweston: Last night was just so incredible. The Assassination of Gianni Versace is a must watch show, the acting is superb. I once again met one of my favorite actors, the lead Darren Criss, who is also one of the kindest people you could ever meet. Seriously Darren Criss, is an actor I have seen on Broadway kill it as Hedwig a trans-woman, filled with so much passion and love. To Andrew a killer, lost in his own dream world. He is a talented man who truly takes his time to meet all his fans, honors those around him, and praises his fellow actors. His is a career I will continue to follow and one of a few actors I truly wish I get the chance to work with one day. #darrencriss #codyfern #acsversace #fx #americancrimestory #actors #dreams








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tvproducerbarra  There is something wrong with the world if @darrencriss doesn’t get nominated (and win) for @americancrimestoryfx The finale is brilliant, his acting is exquisite and he’s Incredibly kind, humble and really funny too! #EmmyPerks #FYC








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thejohnloweshow   @darrencriss is total first husband material #mcm




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Quotes about Darren and tweets about Darren



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Barbara Streisand commenting on Darren.  :happy face
Entertainment Tonight wrote:
Barbra Streisand Reveals What She Really Thinks of Lady Gaga's 'A Star Is Born' Remake

March 16, 2018

Streisand had no trouble, however, judging TV shows – including Murphy’s newest American Crime Story series, The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

“I binge-watched your show last night, Gianni Versace, but it’s very scary to me. I have to go fast,” she adorably revealed. “I like the parts with Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez [who play Donatella and Gianni Versace, respectively], but I don’t like [Andrew Cunanan, whom Darren Criss plays]. He’s so good that it’s so awful.”

“Oh, this poor individual. Is any of this true stuff about him?” she asked Murphy, who replied with a resounding “Yes!” as the audience chuckled.

“That poor older guy he was with!” she remarked.

“Barbra, why did you watch that?” asked Murphy. “That’s not for you!”


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lajourneyman: Congratulations @mattbomer on your directorial debut and @darrencriss on your outstanding performance. Masterful work! I am so grateful to have been part of this amazing cast. #acsversace #americancrimestory #darrencriss #mattbomer #theassassinationofgianniversace #fx #rubenmadera #martinishot










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From dcriss-archive:

Warning:  Spoilers about Episode 8:

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edouardholdener: Now you finally got see Andrew’s childhood. How did you like yesterday’s episode?
#americancrimestory #versace #fx









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avry_adelle: meet the cunanan’s on acs tonight









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americancrimestoryfx: “You’re not upset that I stole. You’re upset because I stopped!" #ACSVersace






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Aw, love how proud Jon Jon is about being connected to this project and all the wonderfully talented people that he worked with on this project. heart
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jonjonbriones: This was an amazing experience! Acting opposite the incredible @darrencriss and my real life and tv daughter @isacamillebriones , directed by the amazing @mattbomer , Fantastic writing by Tom Rob Smith & Maggie Cohn. Thank you @mrrpmurphy Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson for the opportunity. Hope you all like it! #PinoyFamOnTv









And exactly the same amount of respect and gratitude expressed by Matt Bomer.  heart
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mattbomer: Tonight is the night! Directorial debut tonight on @americancrimestoryfx at 10 PM on FX. Many thanks to @mrrpmurphy, Tom Rob Smith, and the brilliant Maggie Cohn for this script, and my phenomenally talented brother @darrencriss. And to all those who helped me out! Im so excited for the world to see the work of @jonjonbriones and @edouardholdener - who blew me away every single day. Can’t wait to hear what you think! #americancrimestoryversace #fxnetwork









Season Finale (Episode 9) spoilers!

American Crime Story 2x09 Promo “Alone” (HD) Season 2 Episode 9 Promo Season Finale | Source








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