Darren Criss, who won an Emmy earlier this year for his critically acclaimed performance in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” was nominated for a Golden Globe Thursday.
The nod is for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. In “Versace,” Criss plays serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
Criss is up against Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”), Daniel Bruhl (“The Alienist”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”) and Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”) for the award.
Tweeting about the nomination Thursday, Criss wrote that he “always loved watching [the Golden Globes] with family & friends, so just to be in the room is a thrill — but to be nominated is insane.”
“Versace” was also nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, will air Jan. 6.