Can Bohemian Rhapsody repeat its Golden Globes success at Oscars?

08 January, 2019, 00:37 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • Bohemian Rhapsody was so-so movie

The 76 Golden Globes put a number of Arab stars under the spotlight, especialaly after Egyptian-American Rami Malek won best actor for a drama movie.

Bohemian Rhapsody - which charts the rise of British rock group Queen - picked up best actor for Rami Malek, who plays legendary frontman Freddie Mercury.

Last year, the Golden Globes was met with a black-out where all attendees donned black in solidarity with the Time's Up Now movement.

All photos are from AFP. "I tried to find the humanity in him", Malik said.

Sandra Oh won an award herself, snatching best actress in a TV drama for "Killing Eve", and in a moving speech, thanked her parents in Korean.

The Globes always split the best-picture nominees into two categories: drama and musical/comedy.

"The power of movies is that it brings us all together", he said.

"I will take this one", Malek said, stepping up to the microphone.




After more traditional thanks to his cast mates and director Adam McKay, Bale added "thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for this role".

British actress Olivia Coleman was a victor for bawdy historical romp "The Favourite".

Instead, small Focus Features movie "Green Book" went home with the biggest haul - three - including best comedy, supporting actor (Mahershala Ali) and screenplay.

Spanish language Roma, a semi-autobiographical film by legendary Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, snatched the foreign language category and best directing.

The show's hosts, Oh and Samberg, mostly avoided politics in their opening comments.

The couple had been rumoured to be dating after playing on-screen lovers Freddie Mercury and his first girlfriend Mary Austin in the biopic about the Queen singer.

During his acceptance speech he thanked his late father, Lloyd Bridges, and pulled up his sleeve to reveal his dad's cuff links. Not many saw that coming. "I'm just happy our show happened when it did".

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