10 Best Reactions and Responses to the 2022 Golden Globes!

From Conan to Variety, the U.S. Embassy, and everyone in-between, it seems like almost everyone had something to say about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s presentation (or lack thereof) of one of award season’s biggest nights. 

The Golden Globes looked a little different this year — the 79th annual ceremony celebrating the last year of television and film was not broadcast live for the first time since 1974. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing criticism regarding matters of diversity and inclusion on behalf of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the 2022 Golden Globes went un-televised for the first time in recent history (in case you missed it, you can find the official list of nominees and winners on the Golden Globes website).

Unsurprisingly, many people had some commentary regarding the unusual awards ceremony. From winners to critics and even the Golden Globes themselves, here are some of the best reactions to this year’s award show.

Newcomer Rachel Zegler shared this inspiring tweet after winning her Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for West Side Story:

Comedian and late-night host Conan O’Brien couldn’t help but make a joke about the craziness of the Globes not being televised:

Triple-threat Ariana DeBose shared this heartfelt message after winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role for West Side Story:

The Golden Globe’s official Twitter faced some criticism for its live-tweeting during the ceremony:

MJ Rodriguez went live on Instagram to celebrate her history-making Best Actress in Television Series for her work in Pose, making her the first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe:

U.S. Embassy Seoul congratulates Squid Game’s O Yeong-su becoming the first South Korean to win a Golden Globe:

The official Golden Globes account posted this oddly-phrased congratulatory tweet to West Side Story for its Best Film win:

Which — of course — faced some online scrutiny for its word choice:

There was also some inevitable mention of Kieran Culkin’s loss for Succession (and his three losses prior):

Finally, Variety said what many were thinking following the decision not to broadcast the ceremony:

What did you think of this year’s Golden Globes? Tweet us @AfterBuzzTV and let us know!

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Mason Shaffer

Mason Shaffer is a senior at Penn State University majoring in public relations with a certification in event planning & management.