bohemian rhapsody

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"Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic chronicling the rise of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen, won Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 2019 Golden Globes.

The big win was preceded by Rami Malek winning Best Actor - Drama for his performance as Mercury.

Malek thanked surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, but saved his biggest praise for Mercury. "Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man. This is for and because of you, gorgeous."

In the acceptance speech for Best Drama Movie, executive producer Graham King made a special call-out to Malek for his "unbelievable" performance. Lastly, he said, "And finally to Freddie Mercury, thank you for showing us the power of embracing your true self."

Notably absent and unmentioned was initial director Bryan Singer, who departed the project under a cloud of rumors about poor behavior on set. He was replaced by Dexter Fletcher, though Singer still received the directing credit on the film.