Andrew Garfield Wins Golden Globe for tick, tick… BOOM!
It’s January 9th, 2022, which means the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards are already here. And it was a big night for the Spider-Verse, with one Marvel Blog’s top three favorite live-action Peter Parkers, Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s Andrew Garfield, bringing home a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his performance in Netflix’s tick, tick… BOOM!
79th Annual Golden Globes
Unlike in the past, this year’s Golden Globes were held as a private event and not televised. Instead of the usual live-stream, real-time updates on winners were provided via the Golden Globe website and social media.
What’s going on here? There’s an answer, and surprisingly, it isn’t the pandemic.
Last February, it was revealed that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn’t have a single Black member, and there is still no data on the diversity of the other members of the HFPA. After the bombshell report, a number of celebrities, including Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson and studios started to distance themselves from the HFPA and call for reform.
However, the biggest move was by NBC, when it announced that it would not broadcast the 2022 awards ceremony, which is how we got here – with the Golden Globes ceremony being live Tweeted instead.
tick, tick… BOOM!
Yes, that is Garfield singing in tick, tick…BOOM!, which also marks the directorial debut for Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Originally written for the stage by Rent composer Jonathan Larson as a rock monologue, the semi-autobiographical story is about an aspiring composer who dreams of writing the next great American musical but worries that he has made the wrong career choice by going into the performing arts.
The film adaptation is penned by Steven Levenson, and Garfield stars in the lead role as Larson.
Garfield received a lot of attention for his provocative performance as the late Larson, which is especially impressive since he had to learn to sing for this role. According to a segment on CBS Sunday morning, Miranda had Garfield in mind for the role after seeing him in Angels in America but wasn’t sure if the actor could sing. So he reached out to Garfield’s friend Greg Miele, a massage therapist who works on both men.
“I said, ‘Of course he can sing! He has the voice of an angel!’,” Miele told CBS. “And I’d never heard Andrew sing. As soon as Lin left, I called Andrew, and I said, ‘Can you sing? Because I just lied to Lin-Manuel.’”
“And I freak out!” Garfield added with a laugh. “That’s a good friend, who will lie on your behalf.”
Good thing too, it earned Garfield a Golden Globe! Have you watched tick, tick…BOOM! yet, Marvel Blog True Believers? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.