Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody nominated for seven BAFTA Awards

Queen’s biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, has been nominated for seven honors – including Outstanding British Film – at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) in London next month.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film – which follows Queen from their creation in 1970 through to their legendary 1985 Live Aid appearance – is a finalist in seven categories, including Outstanding British Film, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, Costume Design, and Make Up & Hair, as well as Leading Actor for Rami Malek in his role as Freddie Mercury.

“The Favourite” led all films with nominations in 12 categories, while “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “First Man”, “Roma” and “A Star Is Born” each picked up seven nods.

Hosted by Joanna Lumley and broadcast exclusively on BBC One, the BAFTA Awards will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, February 10.

This past week, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was named Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Rami Malek honored as Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture (Drama) at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood, CA.

Ahead of the BAFTA event, Queen will release an expanded home edition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” on January 22 on digital – and via 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 12.

The project will present the biopic alongside – for the first time – the recreation of Queen’s complete 22-minute Live Aid performance not included in cinemas, featuring two never-before-seen songs: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Will Rock You.”

See also:

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