The Assassination of Gianni Versace deserves the Golden Globe


If you’ve watched The Assassination of Gianni Versace, then you know precisely why it needs to win the Golden Globe.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace was another Ryan Murphy success. Not that we’re really surprised by every show of his going on to be critically acclaimed, but you know, it’s still a difficult feat to accomplish. The title of the series encapsulates what the plot is about, but it’s not until you watch it that you understand just how riveting it is.

Following the events that led to the assassination of famed fashion designer Gianni Versace, the series stars Darren Criss as the frightening Andrew Cunanan. Criss plays the role of the man that killed Versace execution style. The show starts in reverse order with the assassination first and then explaining bit by bit what ultimately drove Cunanan to commit such a crime.

It comes as no surprise at all that The Assassination of Gianni Versace is up for a Golden Globe nomination for Best Limited Series. And it is almost common sense that Darren Criss was nominated for Lead Actor in Limited Series–seriously, this was his best work yet. With the magic of Criss’ talent, Murphy’s vision, and the rest of the cast, The Assassination of Gianni Versace was one of a kind show.

Criss’ performance is haunting, convincing, and feels all too real. I’m still wondering how he was able to pull off some of the moments he did. Let’s just say nightmares were very common in the days following the end of the season. I believe it is a given that the series along with Criss should walk away with the Golden Globe on Sunday night.

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In fact, Criss has already won the Emmy for it, so this will simply be a formality at this point. He’s that good in it, trust me. The series itself encompasses a very dramatic time in the 90s and touches on the political/sociocultural climate of the time. This is one of Murphy’s specialties and it certainly shines through in this series.

Here’s to hoping that the series wins a well-deserved award, and Criss walks away with yet another reward for his best performance yet!

Don’t miss the 2019 Golden Globe Awards this Sunday on NBC at 6 PM EST!