Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody cleans up at Golden Globes

Rock News 08/01/2019

Smash hit Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has cleaned up at the Golden Globes, claiming two top awards on the night - Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Actor in a motion Picture - Drama. 

Actor Rami Malek who portrayed Freddie Mercury in the movie was 'beyond moved' to scoop the top award, tributing his success to Queen's direct involvement with the film.

"My heart is pounding out of my chest right now," said Malek. "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!”

Queen guitarist Brian May was in attendance, sharing some photos from the night on social media. "Thanks King Rami - you are IT!!! I’m still in shock at walking away with the two top awards of the night. THANK YOU Golden Globes," he said in one post.

The full list of 2019 Golden Globes winners and nominees is as follows:

Best Motion Picture — Drama

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
*WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
*WINNER: Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Motion Picture — Animated
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs

Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet 

*WINNER: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language
Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
*WINNER: Roma
Shoplifters

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
*WINNER: Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? 
Rosamund Pike, A Private War

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
*WINNER: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
*WINNER: Olivia Coleman, The Favourite
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron, Tully
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
*WINNER: Christian Bale, Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Robert Redford, The Old Man & the Gun
John C. Reilly, Stan and Ollie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
*WINNER: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
*WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Director — Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
*WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay, Vice

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Tony McNamara, Deborah Davis, The Favourite
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay, Vice
*WINNER: Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Green Book

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther
*WINNER: Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
'All the Stars', Black Panther
'Girl in the Movies'. Dumplin’
'Requiem for a Private War', A Private War
'Revelation', Boy Erased
*WINNER: 'Shallow', A Star Is Born

Best Television Series — Drama
*WINNER: The Americans

Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Barry
The Good Place
Kidding
*WINNER: The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Alienist
*WINNER: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
*WINNER: Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton, Dirty John
Laura Dern, The Tale
Regina King, Seven Seconds

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Daniel Brühl, The Alienist
*WINNER Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale 
*WINNER: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Stephan James, Homecoming
*WINNER: Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell, The Good Place
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Alison Brie, GLOW
*WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America?
Jim Carrey, Kidding
*WINNER: Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
*WINNER: Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
*WINNER: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal 
Henry Winkler, Barry