Golden Globes 2022 surprises: From Rachel Zegler to Nicole Kidman

While some winners left fans pleasantly surprised, others had them equally confused

                            Golden Globes 2022 surprises: From Rachel Zegler to Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman and Rachel Zegler were among the winners (Photo by Rich Fury and Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

With the 2022 Golden Globes coming to a close, it was undoubtedly an interesting award season, with the ceremony taking place online entirely, void of red carpets and live streams. However, despite this, movies like 'The Power of The Dog' indeed bagged a few well-deserved big awards. There were most certainly a curious mix of those won and deserved to win. And while fans reacted positively to a lot of the winners, others seemed to baffle them entirely. 

While many rooted MJ Rodriguez, Jane Campion, Ariana DeBose and Kodi Smit McPhee taking home wins, here are a few other names that left them surprised. 


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Oh Yeong-Su

With 'Squid Games' Oh Yeong-Su bagging the Best Supporting Actor, Television, he is now the first Korean actor to win under that category. While fans were gunning for Kieran Culkin, Oh Yeong-Su's win was certainly celebrated, seeing that his role in 'Squid Games' arguably came with the biggest plot twist of the series, which is now a global phenomenon. Fan support came pouring in for the actor. "Oh Yeong-su wins the Golden Globes for best supporting actor (TV Series) for Squidgame. Player #001 indeed!!! CONGRATULATIONS SIR #OhYeongSu #GoldenGlobes #GoldenGlobeAwards #Squidgame " tweeted a fan. "Wow, Oh Yeong-Su just won the #GoldenGlobes in Best Supporting Actor category! So happy for him! Let's go! #SquidGame" added another. 




Nicole Kidman

Not all surprises are good surprises.  Kristen Stewart was a front-runner in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama category, with her powerful performance in 'Spencer' backing her up. However, the true shocker was that Nicole Kidman ended up winning instead for her performance 'Being the Ricardos'. Fans were thoroughly exasperated over what happened, seeing that Stewart's performance was compelling. 

Nicole Kidman attends the Australian premiere of Being The Ricardos at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)


"Nicole Kidman winning a #GoldenGlobe for whatever that performance was in #BeingTheRicardos over Kristen Stewart in Spencer proves the Globes have no taste" tweeted a fan in response. "I recommend #GoldenGlobes to review Spencer and especially the dinner and pearls scene. I am angry and disappointed. As always,you prefer to choose makeup rather than emotions. I hope in SAG,BAFTA and OSCAR but I don't want to be disappointed again. #KristenStewart #Spencer" added another. "However, there was really a robbery. She had to win the #GoldenGlobes for Best Actress. What a disappointment Her interpretation of Diana is magnificent and will go down in history. #KristenStewart #Spencer #GoldenGlobes" stated a fan. 






Rachel Zegler

Rachel Zegler may have made her debut with 'West Side Story', but she certainly proved that she is here to stay. Bagging the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, fans were thrilled to see Zegler take home a win.

Rachel Zegler attends the Los Angeles premiere of West Side Story, held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for 20th Century Studios)


"i can now say “golden globe winner rachel zegler” and “golden globe winner ariana debose” and that’s enough to make me happy" tweeted a fan. "when I was eighteen I sang a solo of one hand one heart at my school concert, when rachel zegler was eighteen she sang it in west side story the movie and won a golden globe for it" added another. "@rachelzegler WON A GOLDEN GLOBE. IM SO SO HAPPY FOR HER IM GONNA CRY!!!" tweeted a fan. 







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