Golden Globes 2022: Benedict Cumberbatch fans cry 'robbery' after Will Smith wins Best Actor

Fans feel that Benedict Cumberbatch's performance was more nuanced and should have won the Best Actor trophy


                            Golden Globes 2022: Benedict Cumberbatch fans cry 'robbery' after Will Smith wins Best Actor
Will Smith in 'King Richard' and Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Power of the Dog' (Warner Bros/Netflix)
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Veteran actor Will Smith stunned the world with his epic performance in the movie ‘King Richard’ and fans were saying that he should definitely be rewarded for his skills. It seems Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) heard them and awarded Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) to Smith for his superlative performance in ‘King Richard'.

The actor faced stiff competition in the group and edged Benedict Cumberbatch (‘The Power of the Dog’), Mahershala Ali (‘Swan Song’), Denzel Washington (‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’), and Javier Bardem (‘Being the Ricardos’) to win the accolade. Smith’s role in the movie garnered universal acclaim and was always considered to be a frontrunner for the Best Actor accolade.

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Although Smith wasn’t present there to reveal how he felt after receiving the trophy, but fans were quick to react to the win and did not hold back in saying that Benedict Cumberbatch was ‘robbed’. Cumberbatch was touted to be the winner in this category and a lot of social media users believed that the British actor should have won the trophy.

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank in 'The Power of the Dog' (Netflix)

 

One of the social media users said, “WTF???? Cumberbatch’s performance was 10000x way better than the classic struggle family man Smith always portrays.” Another user noted, “Benedict Cumberbatch robbed and snubbed!!!! He was deserving it!.” Meanwhile, there was one user who was not shocked by the result and said that the English actor will win the Oscar. He wrote, “Benedict is gonna win the Oscar anyway.”

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“What just happened? Benedict deserved it!” said another user. “Cumberbatch had such a nuanced performance. It was the best of his career and the best across the nominees in this category,” wrote another one.

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One of the Twitter users simply wrote, “WHAT ABOUT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH????? HE DESERVED SO MUCH MORE!.” Another social media user added, “Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t lose Golden Globes, Golden Globes lost Benedict.”


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On the other hand, there were many who congratulated Will Smith for the award and said that the ‘Fresh Prince’ just became the ‘Fresh King’.

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One of the users wrote, “Stupendous performance. Bravo!!! Will deserved it.” Another fan noted, “He’s brilliant in it! Very Well deserved.” Another user added, “Yes! The Fresh Prince is the Fresh King!”


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Well, the results of the Golden Globes have undoubtedly made the Oscars race interesting and fans will be doing their best to make their favorite actor win the accolade.

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