The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:10 am
Wow, isn't Mandy Moore the most gracious person? She seems like such a sweetheart. I was thinking it made so much sense to pair up Darren with Mandy for the photo shoot--two sweet, kind, down-to-earth people.
Via Mandy Moore’s Instagram Story (June 8th, 2018)
Aw, so sweet. Well done, Darren.
darrencriss: I adore this photo but not as much as I adore this woman. When they told me I was gonna do this with @mandymooremm I couldn’t believe it. What an angel. So thrilled for her recent triumph in #ThisIsUs but also thrilled that she checks two personal favorite boxes #DisneyPrincess AND #2000sPopStar - A real winner, folks.
Didn't get a chance to post this yesterday (from dcriss-archive):
Paste Magazine wrote:
The 20 Best TV Shows of 2018 (So Far)
June 8, 2018
T1. The Americans / Atlanta / The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
One is a period espionage drama that transposes kin and country until the two become indistinguishable. One is a surrealist horror-comedy about the black experience in America. One is a potent, political, possibly even dangerous reconsideration of what it means to be called “faggot,” and then what it means to become one. That the year’s finest drama, comedy, and limited series to date aired on the same network is enough to suggest FX’s place as the medium’s most fruitful venue for creative expression, besting competitors AMC, HBO and Netflix, to say nothing of the Big Three broadcasters. But in The Americans’ instant-classic final season, in Atlanta’s fairy tale provocations, in The Assassination of Gianni Versace’s bracing quest to queer convention, FX’s brilliant year also reaffirms the importance of leadership, from writers’ rooms to boardrooms and all the places in between: Since the days of The Shield, CEO John Landgraf has quietly emerged as one of the most influential figures in American pop culture, and his network’s unmatched artistic achievements in the first half of 2018 will be remembered as his pièce de résistance. —Matt Brennan
Entertainment Weekly wrote:
The 16 best TV shows of 2018 (so far)
June 8, 2018
Kristen’s No. 1: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
KRISTEN: Honestly, is NoHo Hank TV’s most likable Chechen mobster ever? I hope he and Barry stay friends in season 2. Well, Darren, we’re at my No. 1 show of the year (so far), and it will likely not come as a surprise to you: FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Though named for the famous designer, Versace used his murder to tell the stories of Andrew Cunanan’s earlier victims, and to examine the societal prejudices and neglect that rendered the gay community so vulnerable during Cunanan’s crime spree. Also no surprise: The cast and the performances were remarkable, and if Darren Criss (who played Cunanan) and Judith Light (as the wife of one of his victims, Lee Miglin), do not win big come Emmy season, it will be (ahem) a crime.
Another voting site. I included mostly because the commentary about Darren's acting near the bottom.
Carter Matt wrote:
Emmy Preview 2018: Actor in a Limited Series / TV Movie wishlist; vote for your favorite!
June 7, 2018
What shows should be nominated for Actor in a Limited Series / TV Movie at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards? We are back with another edition of our annual CarterMatt Emmy Preview Series to answer this very question!
This category may not have more potential nominees than any other that is out there, but we do certainly think that it’s one of the most varied. Effectively, you have performers in here who played a character for a good ten episodes of television competing against some who may have played someone for just two hours. This category is about being economical and figuring out the best way in which to use your time. Our wishlist features actors who truly did that and played memorable people, fictional or not, who we will remember for some time to come.
In addition to sharing both our dream nominees and some other likely possibilities based on current industry projections, at the bottom of this article is a poll for you to vote for your own favorites! We will announce our reader picks on July 11, 2018, one day before the actual Emmy nominations are announced. Hopefully, this is a way to kick off the Emmy campaign period in a fun, super-engaging manner for everyone.
Voting Rules – Vote however many times you like! Voting is open between now and 1:00 p.m. Pacific time on July 11. By voting, you consent to have your vote tabulated in the final result. As a reminder, CarterMatt polls are simply for fun and to help aid in Emmy campaigns. Voting for the Emmys themselves is conducted by members of the Television Academy.
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Actor in a Limited Series / TV Movie – CarterMatt Wishlist
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX) – You can claim that his appearance on Glee was his breakout role, but playing Andrew Cunanan is the role that revolutionizes him as an actor. He was a dark, disturbed, and tortured man with a difficult past, and the challenge Criss faced here was developing him outward into something connectable. While Cunanan may not be worthy of sympathy, you should see the steps that led to many of his actions. Darren plays that journey wonderfully throughout the limited series, leading of course to the oh-so-fateful end.
[HQ] Darren Criss, Jonathan Groff, Angela Bassett, Maggie Gyllenhaal, David Harbour and Mandy Moore for the L.A. Times Emmy Drama Roundtable | X X X
The Assassination of Gianni Versace FYC ad in the May 23, 2018 issue of The Hollywood Reporter