Monday, January 7, 2019

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody wins two Golden Globe Awards

Queen’s biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, was named Best Motion Picture (Drama) at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood, CA on January 6.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film – which follows Queen from their creation in 1970 through to their legendary 1985 Live Aid appearance – also saw Rami Malek honored as Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture (Drama) as the project picked up hardware in the two categories for which it was nominated.

"I think it's the biggest surprise of our career, really," exclaimed guitarist Brian May. "Unbelievable, completely unexpected, and completely joyous. How extraordinary."

"We're kind of lost for words," added drummer Roger Taylor. "Rami really deserved to win. This is just so much icing on the cake, and I'm not even in the movie!"

“Oh my god, I am beyond moved," said Malek while accepting his award. "My heart is pounding out of my chest. This is a profound honor to be counted among such extraordinary actors. I am privileged. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press and to everyone who worked so tirelessly on this film. I have to thank [producers] Graham King and Denis O'Sullivan. You've worked over a decade to make sure this story was told. Thank you to 20th Century Fox. You believed in us.

"I have to thank my mom and my family. Of course, to Queen. To you, Brian May, to you, Roger Taylor, for ensuring that authenticity remains in the world. And to Freddie Mercury, this is for you."

Hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, the 2019 Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" has become the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time, with worldwide box office revenue of $700 million.

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