Lancaster County native Jonathan Groff was named best actor in a television drama series at the 22nd annual Satellite Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.
The awards are presented by the International Press Academy.
Groff was nominated for his performance as FBI agent Holden Ford on the hit Netflix series, “Mindhunter.” The series, which is shot in Pittsburgh, has been renewed for a second season.
“Mindhunter” was also nominated for best drama television series at the Satellite Awards, along with “This is Us” on NBC and “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu. The winner in the category was “Vikings” on the History channel.
The other nominees in Groff’s category were Tom Hardy in the FX series “Taboo,” Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, both for “Mr. Mercedes” on the Audience Network and Sam Heughan in Starz’s “Outlander.”
Groff was also nominated this season for a Dorian Award in the TV performance of the year — actor for "Mindhunter." Those awards are given by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. The winner in Groff's category was Kyle MacLachlan for the reprise of his role as Agent Cooper in "Twin Peaks: The Return" on Showtime.
In addition, New York Post entertainment critic Michael Riedel called Groff "the next Hugh Jackman" after seeing the Ronks native in "The Bobby Darin Story" at the 92nd Street Y in New York.
"Everybody — and I mean everybody on Broadway — is talking up (Groff's) performance in 'The Bobby Darin Story...'" Riedel says in his Post column, adding there were "some heavy-hitting Broadway producers" in the audience to see Groff pay tribute to the 1950s and '60s pop icon.
"I love Hugh Jackman," Riedel says. "But — you read it here first — Jonathan Groff is about to snatch his crown."
Groff has been busy teaching an acting class at the Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School in New Zealand.
Groff, a Conestoga Valley High School graduate, performed in theater in Lancaster County before he started his Broadway career. He has been Tony Award-nominated for his roles in "Spring Awakening" and "Hamilton."
He appeared on Fox TV's "Glee" and co-starred in HBO's "Looking."
Families know Groff as the voice of Kristoff the mountain man in Disney's animated "Frozen" franchise.
"Mindhunter," set in the 1970s, concerns the early years of FBI serial-killer profiling.