Darren Criss, Sandra Oh Take Home Screen Actors Guild Awards

Darren Criss, Sandra Oh Take Home Screen Actors Guild Awards
Ryan General
By Ryan General
January 28, 2019
Darren Criss and Sandra Oh replicated their previous award recognitions at the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday.
Criss, who turns 32 years old next week, won the award for “Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie” for his performance for his role as Andrew Cunanan in FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
For her part, Oh took home the “Best Actress in a Drama Series” award for her role as Eve Polastri in BBC’s “Killing Eve.”
Criss previously received Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards for the same role while Oh repeated her Golden Globe and Critics Choice award.
In his acceptance speech, Criss, who is half-Filipino, called the award “a high that will last a lifetime.”
“I find it appropriate that this statuette is sort of choosing between which masks to use, and the character that I played, Andrew Cunanan, unfortunately, used masks to destroy things,” Criss. “So as an actor, my goal is to hopefully create something positive, to use masks to create a positive change. So for all of the friends and families that are still affected by the destruction that he wrought, I hope that they know our goal was not to make a spectacle of their tragedy but to create a positive dialogue about social issues and bring to justice things that were in the shadows.”

Meanwhile, Oh expressed gratitude to those who gave her encouragement throughout her career.
“I celebrate my fellow nominees…all the fellow creative dreamers and actors — I have felt your support so tremendously. I want to thank Alfre Woodard-in 1997 she whispered in my ear I’m so proud of you out there. We fight the same fight. Jamie Foxx pulled me aside in 2006 and said ‘keep going and in 2017 Lena Waithe (Master of None), she just embraced me and said you already won. It’s in the work.”
“Crazy Rich Asians” was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, which was won by “Black Panther.”
Featured Image via YouTube / TNT (Left) and YouTube / TNT (Right)
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