Bohemian Rhapsody wins at Golden Globes spark debate

9th January, 2019 10:37:07 printer

It was, hands down, a big night for the team of Bohemian Rhapsody at the Golden Globes. Rami Malek won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) while the film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama, reports Hindustan Times. The team’s big honour has, however, sparked controversy.

It all started when the cast took the stage to receive the award for the film and producer Graham King did not mention the film’s director, Bryan Singer in the speech. Notably enough, Rami Malek also left the director out of his acceptance speech. Singer’s absence might not seem surprising given his controversial history with the film and in personal life. The director has been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct for years. Earlier in December 2017, a man sued Singer claiming the director raped him when he was 17 years old.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Singer was fired from the film amid reports of on-set turmoil.Shortly after the honours were announced, people took to their Twitter handles to comment on both, the lack of mention of Singer in the speeches and the team’s ignorance toward the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement.