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Darren Criss Thanks His Filipino Mother During Golden Globes 2019 Acceptance Speech and Twitter Loves Him for It!

Darren Criss won the hearts of viewers at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards — both in the audience and at home.

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The actor got emotional as he accepted his award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, paying tribute to his heritage and his mother.

Darren Criss from “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” accepts the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television award onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

“This has been a marvelous year for representation in Hollywood and I am so enormously proud to be a teeny-tiny part of that as the son of a firecracker Filipino woman,” the Glee alum, 31, gushed during his speech. “So, Mom, I know you are watching this. You are hugely responsible for most of the good things in my life. I love you dearly. I dedicate this to you. Congratulations to all of you. This is totally awesome! Thank you.”

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Criss came out on top in a tough category, which included fellow nominees Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso), Daniel Brühl (The Alienist), Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose) and Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal). He starred in the FX true crime as serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

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Twitter couldn’t hold back their adoration for Criss. “I’m legit crying right now! I’m so proud of @DarrenCriss! He has worked so hard & come so far! Congratulations #GoldenGlobes,” one wrote. Another added: “When @DarrenCriss ended his golden globe speech with “This is totally awesome.” I was so happy cause going back to your roots is so important #AVPM,” referencing his work in A Very Potter Musical.

One Twitter user chimed in: “I’m so proud of @DarrenCriss for winning the #GoldenGIobes for The Assassination of Gianni Versace. So difficult to watch because it was that well performed. And I know he’s vowed to not take any more gay roles, but I’m glad he’s been our representative in Hollywood.”

Scroll down to see the best responses to Criss’ speech.

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