It was a big night at the Golden Globes last night for the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The movie won both can imagine, categories for which it was nominated for, and as you can imagine all involved were over the moon.
The film was nominated and won the Best Motion Picture – Drama category, and for actor Rami Malek’s portrayal of Mercury was honored as Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.
Malek said after winning the award: “I am beyond moved. My heart is pounding out of my chest right now,” adding: “This is a profound honor to receive this, and to be counted among such extraordinary actors. I have to thank everyone who worked so tirelessly to make this film what it is. And of course, to Queen. To you, Brian May, to you, Roger Taylor, for ensuring that authenticity and inclusiveness exists in the music and in the world and in all of us. Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me this job of a lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man!”
While accepting the Best Motion Picture award at the end of the show, producer Graham King said: “Now that was unexpected,” adding: “The power of movies is that it brings us all together. Freddie Mercury and Queen did that so successfully through their music. To see that magic come alive, and to see the incredible response to this film has been truly humbling. A huge thank you to Brian May, Roger Taylor, and to Freddie Mercury – thank you for showing us the power of embracing your true self. This one’s for you.”
Even though the movie initially received mixed reviews upon release, Bohemian Rhapsody has taken in more than $700 million and is now the ninth highest grossing film of 2018 and the most successful music biopic of all time.
With his amazing portrayal of Mercury, Malek is also expected to clean up at the Academy Awards. We’ll know if he gets the nod on Jan 22ndThe Academy Awards will be presented on Feb. 24th.