Friday, December 28, 2018

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards

Queen’s biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, has been nominated for a pair of Screen Actors Guild Awards at the 25th annual ceremony in Los Angeles next month.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and follows Queen from their creation in 1970 through to their legendary 1985 Live Aid appearance.

The project was nominated for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture, where it will compete against Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians and A Star Is Born.

Rami Malek received a nod as a finalist in the Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role category; he is in the running against Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) and John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman).

The 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 27 at The Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA, and simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Just ahead of awards season in Hollywood and in sync with the film’s worldwide success, Queen have announced dates for a summer 2019 Rhapsody tour of North America with Adam Lambert.

The six-week, 23-date series of arena and stadium shows – which will begin in Vancouver, BC on July 10 – will debut a new larger-than-life production that promises to deliver “an innovative and interactive celebration of the continued power of Queen's music.”

See also:

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody named most-streamed classic rock song of all time
Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody nominated for two Golden Globe Awards
Queen and Adam Lambert announce Rhapsody North American tour
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody becomes second biggest music biopic in US history
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