Based on Maureen Orth’s book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History, this past season’s The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story examined the July 1997 assassination of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace (Édgar Ramírez) by sociopathic serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), who killed himself in a Miami Beach houseboat after an eight-day manhunt.
The second season of FX’s American Crime Story anthology series, scored many Emmy nominations, the most of any limited series this year. Among them were the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Antonio Banderas, Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Daniels, John Legend, and Jesse Plemons.
On Monday, September 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, Darren Criss won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan in FX’s The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He becomes the First Filipino American actor win an Emmy Award at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremonies.
Among many others wins, the show also received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series. Both Darren Criss and Jon Jon Briones were on stage during the live coast-to-coast telecast.
Twenty-four hours later, Darren Criss went on social media to say this…
🎶 oh what a night 🎶 pic.twitter.com/Nei23Wpu4c
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) September 19, 2018