"Oscars here we come": Twitter erupts as Andrew Garfield wins his first Golden Globe for 'Tick, Tick... Boom!'

Andrew Garfield won his first Golden Globe (Image via AP)
Andrew Garfield won his first Golden Globe (Image via AP)

The winners of the 79th Golden Globe Awards have been announced through social media, and Andrew Garfield is one of them.

The Golden Globes 2022 is different because it is being boycotted by the industry's big stars. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the parent organization of the Golden Globes, was accused of a "culture of corruption" last February, with many claiming the awards could be bought. It was also accused of allegations pertaining to racism and sexism, and was boycotted by over 100 public relations firms and many Hollywood stars.

However, Garfield winning the Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his role in Netflix’s Tick, Tick… BOOM! has caused quite a stir on social media platforms.

Andrew Garfield winning the Golden Globes has broken the internet

Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson (Image via Netflix)
Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson (Image via Netflix)

The biographical musical drama Tick, Tick… BOOM! is the directional debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Netflix movie is written by Steven Levenson. Based on a stage musical of the same name, the movie follows a semi-autobiographical story of the late Jonathan Larson writing a musical to enter the industry.

In the movie, Jonathan (Andrew Garfield) navigates love, friendship and the pressure an artist faces. Days before he's supposed to deliver a performance that would either launch or destroy his career, he feels the pressure of life as an artist in New York City. As the clock ticks, Jon is at a point where a choice must be made within the given period of time.

Here's how fans reacted to the news regarding Andrew Garfield's first Golden Globe:

Fans were overwhelmed by Garfield's performance in the movie, and could not keep calm when the list of the winners was revealed. This is the first Golden Globe that the Oscar nominated actor (who previously won a BAFTA Award and a Tony Award) has won.

Edited by Siddharth Satish