Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami surprise winners


Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner of two major prizes at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards.

The Freddie Mercury biopic took home the trophies for best film drama and best drama actor for its star Rami Malek, who played the late frontman.

Despite being heavily tipped and being nominated for five prizes, A Star Is Born took home just one trophy – best original song for Shallow.

Green Book was the night’s other big film winner, scooping three prizes, reports BBC.

It won best musical or comedy film, best screenplay and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.

Set in the 1960s and co-starring Viggo Mortensen, Green Book tells the story of an African-American musician who hires an Italian-American driver to take him on a tour of the Deep South.

Its Golden Globes victories mark it out as one of the favourites for next month’s Oscars. Bohemian Rhapsody’s wins come despite mixed reviews and upheaval during production.

Its original director Bryan Singer was fired from the film due to “unreliable behaviour” amid reports that he had clashed with Malek on set. Dexter Fletcher was brought in to complete the project.

In his acceptance speech, Malek thanked Queen and said he was “beyond moved” to have won. He dedicated the award to Mercury, saying: “This is for and because of you, gorgeous!”


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