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:
i got cast as maría in west side story on 1/9/19.
and i just won a golden globe for that same performance, on 1/9/22.
life is very strange.
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) January 10, 2022
Comedian and late-night host Conan O’Brien couldn’t help but make a joke about the craziness of the Globes not being televised:
If a tree wins a Golden Globe in the forest but it’s not televised, does it still make an embarrassing speech?
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 7, 2022
Triple-threat Ariana DeBose shared this heartfelt message after winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role for West Side Story:
There is still work to be done, but when you’ve worked so hard on a project- infused with blood, sweat, tears and love- having the work seen and acknowledged is always going to be special. Thank you🙏🏾 https://t.co/EjhqyFkuF4
— Ariana DeBose (@ArianaDeBose) January 10, 2022
The Golden Globe’s official Twitter faced some criticism for its live-tweeting during the ceremony:
Even the Golden Globes tweet-bot is drunk and corrupt, you’ve got to respect the brand consistency
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) January 10, 2022
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:
Mj Rodriguez reacts to her #GoldenGlobes win & gives an acceptance speech on IG Live:
“This is for the LGBTQAI, Black, Latina,
Asian [communities], the many multi beautiful colors of the rainbow… This is not just for me, this is for y’all. This is the door that opens for y’all” pic.twitter.com/g6GA6mzmWq
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 10, 2022
U.S. Embassy Seoul congratulates Squid Game’s O Yeong-su becoming the first South Korean to win a Golden Globe:
— U.S. Embassy Seoul (@USEmbassySeoul) January 10, 2022
The official Golden Globes account posted this oddly-phrased congratulatory tweet to West Side Story for its Best Film win:
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 10, 2022
Which — of course — faced some online scrutiny for its word choice:
This story ends in a murder and suicide https://t.co/4ugFj5wh71
— Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) January 10, 2022
There was also some inevitable mention of Kieran Culkin’s loss for Succession (and his three losses prior):
kieran culkin might be a 4 time golden globe loser but he’s MY 4 time golden globe loser ❤️ pic.twitter.com/G82XYacczE
— cat 💐 (@catttiiaaa) January 10, 2022
Finally, Variety said what many were thinking following the decision not to broadcast the ceremony:
Golden Globes Put on an Event That Could Have Been Put in an Email https://t.co/rccuQBd8jP
— Variety (@Variety) January 10, 2022
What did you think of this year’s Golden Globes? Tweet us @AfterBuzzTV and let us know!