Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Royal guards played Bohemian Rhapsody after Queen film won Golden Globe

Royal guards played Bohemian Rhapsody after Queen film won Golden Globe

Bryan Singer, who was sacked as a director on "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the middle of the making, posted a thank you message after the film bagged two awards at the Golden Globes.

Green Book was the night's other big film victor, scooping three prizes.

The film also won the "Best Motion Picture - Drama" category.

Lady Gaga with her Golden Globe. Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press and everyone involved with Bohemian Rhapsody might have been ignoring Singer's attachment to the film, but Singer wasn't. Singer, who was sacked late in production for alleged on-set behavior but remains the credited director on the film, has a history of accusations of sexual assault that spans more than two decades. Dexter Fletcher was brought in to complete the project.

Malek also joked that, while his singing vocals in the film were mixed with those of a Freddie Mercury impersonator, he is done with karaoke.

He went on to thank Queen's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor for ensuring that "authenticity and inclusivity exist in music and in the world and all of us". "This is for and because of you, gorgeous", Malek said, with a kiss.

Co-host Sandra Oh, who was born in Canada of Asian descent, paid tribute to the slew of Golden Globe-nominated films and TV shows featuring black and Asian actors and directors, including "Crazy Rich Asians", "Black Panther", and "BlacKkKlansman".

In an impassioned speech, Close spoke about the importance of women following their dreams and not just looking after their home lives. "I have no idea", he said, coyly.

What does this mean for the Oscars race?

In fact, he said that many actors and "big names" approached him at the awards and fangirled a bit.

Aside from A Star Is Born there's Green Book, which won Best Musical/Comedy Picture at the Golden Globes.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" co-star Joseph Mazello told E!

The Golden Globes are thought to influence the Academy Awards, so the two big wins appear to buoy Bohemian Rhapsody's Oscar chances.

And to celebrate The Queen's Band of the Grenadier Guards performed the iconic title track outside Buckingham Palace.

Earlier in the evening, a beaming Malek won Best Actor for his role in the movie.

Netflix took home several awards for the Kominsky Method.

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