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Darren Criss, winner of Best Actor - Limited Series or Picture Made for Television at last night's Golden Globes.EXPAND
Darren Criss, winner of Best Actor - Limited Series or Picture Made for Television at last night's Golden Globes.
Photo by Paul Drinkwater / NBC

The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Beale Street Win Golden Globes

Last year, Ryan Murphy's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story captivated audiences through the grisly tale of Andrew Cunanan, whose 1997 killing spree ended with the fatal shooting of the famous fashion designer on the steps of his South Beach mansion.

Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association affirmed that its voters, too, were captivated by the TV series. Versace took home awards for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.

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"Gianni Versace was murdered 20 years ago. He was one of the very few public figures who was out during a time of intense hate and fear," producer Brad Simpson said in his acceptance speech for Best Limited Series. "Those forces of hate and fear are still with us. They tell us that we should be scared of people who are different than us. They tell us we should put walls around ourselves. As artists, we must fight back by representing those who are not represented and by providing a space for people with new voices to tell stories that haven't been told."

The Best Performance by an Actor win was a fully earned nod to Darren Criss, whose portrayal of the unhinged Cunanan was both unsettling and captivating. Criss thanked Murphy and the Fox and FX networks for "making me feel like I made varsity this year" and dedicated the award to his mother.

Regina King accepts the award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture.EXPAND
Regina King accepts the award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture.
Photo by Paul Drinkwater / NBC

Aside from those wins, Miami-connected films and TV projects were largely shut out of this year's awards. If Beale Street Could Talk, Miami director Barry Jenkins' followup to his Oscar-winning Moonlight, has earned critical accolades and was nominated in three categories, but supporting actress Regina King took home the film's only award. In her speech, she praised the director: "Barry Jenkins, I love you with all my heart. Thank you for your empathy, thank you for telling stories so rich, and thank you for giving us a film that my son said to me when he saw it that it was the first time he really saw himself. Thank you so much for that."

King, who also produces film and TV projects, pledged to hire equal numbers of women and men in all of her future projects. "I am making a vow, and it's going to be tough, to make sure that everything that I produce, that it is 50 percent women. And I just challenge anyone out there... who is in a position of power — not just in our industry, in all industries — I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same."

Beale Street didn't get more than a passing mention in the opening jokes by the hosts, Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh — not that the snub was necessarily a bad thing. Nearly all of the duo's bits fell flat, including a goofy call-out claiming Darren Criss was affiliated with Ruth's Chris Steak House.

There were a few surprises at the awards, including Bohemian Rhapsody taking home the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama, which many critics assumed would go to A Star Is Born. But overall, last night's Globes ceremony was a pretty subdued affair. Other highlights include Carol Burnett's acceptance of the new TV award named in her honor; a jaunty, politically wry acceptance speech from Christian Bale, who thanked Satan for inspiring his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice; and a tearful win for Glenn Close for her role in The Wife, who in her speech called out women's expected role as caretakers: "Women, we're nurturers. That's what's expected of us. We have our children. We have our husbands, if we're lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams."

Here's the full list of winners:

Best Motion Picture, Drama: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Green Book

Best Director, Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale, Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Motion Picture, Animated: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language: Roma

Best Original Score, Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz, First Man

Best Original Song, Motion Picture: "Shallow” — A Star Is Born

Best Television Series, Drama: The Americans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Richard Madden, Bodyguard

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy: The Kominsky Method

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

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