The 2022 Golden Globes Brought Many Surprising Wins Our Way

Mj Rodriguez in
Mj Rodriguez in "Pose"

The Golden Globes were held quietly this year, but the list of winners at this ceremony still managed to make a lot of noise. Some of the wins very pretty surprising, and here are the five biggest shockers of the night.

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Lady Gaga (House of Gucci) and Kristen Stewart (Spencer) were obvious front-runners for the best actress award at this year’s Golden Globes, so it was quite a shocker to see Nicole Kidman win instead.

Will Smith – King Richard

Will Smith’s win for his amazing portrayal in King Richard is fully deserved, but most people expected Benedict Cumberbatch to pick up the award for The Power of the Dog.

Mj Rodriguez – Pose

Mj Rodriguez was going against the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Elizabeth Moss in the category for the best actress in a drama series and managed to make history as the first trans actress to win a major acting category with Pose.

O Yeong-su – Squid Game

Squid Game made quite a splash and broke Netflix’s viewership record at the end of 2021, but no one really expected O Yeong-su to beat the likes of Billy Crudup and Kieran Culkin and win the award for the best supporting actor in a series.

“West Side Story” Stars

Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose were both going against pretty tough competition in their respective acting categories, and it was pretty surprising to see them collect awards for their work in West Side Story.