Golden Globes 2019: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' producer leaves out director's name from acceptance speech

Queen band members Roger Taylor (R) and Brian May (L) pose with Rami Malek. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 08, 2019, 10.02 AM (IST)

It was truly a big night for the cast and crew of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as they went up on stage to pick up the Best Film (Drama) award at the Golden Globes on Sunday. The film also fetched its lead actor Rami Malek the Best Award. 

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. Check out the full list of winners here

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.

It may be noted that the night saw many celebrities vocally and visibly supporting the two movements directed against sexual harassment.

"Hollywood patting themselves on the backs and wearing "times up" pins as they give Bryan Singer the penultimate award.... i don`t know why i`m surprised yet here we are," a user tweeted.

"Seriously? Bohemian Rhapsody? The Bryan Singer one? What happened to Times Up? Golden Globes," wrote another.

Dogging the controversy and his team`s cold shoulders, Singer gave his thank you speech on Instagram. "What an honour. Thank you #HollywoodForeignPress," the director wrote.

Apart of this, the film`s honour received mixed reviews from critics questioning its victory in a category that was shared by 'Black Panther`, `BlacKkKlansman`, `If Beale Street Could Talk` and 'A Star Is Born.' which was one of the frontrunner in the category. 
 

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It was truly a big night for the cast and crew of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as they went up on stage to pick up the Best Film (Drama) award at the Golden Globes on Sunday