“Bohemian Rhapsody” stole the show at the Golden Globes last night, the musical biopic about the band Queen nabbed an award for Best Actor for Rami Malek, a decision that was near universally praised, and won for Best Motion Picture – Drama, a decision that was much more contentious.
One interesting thing of note is that during both the acceptance speeches, the movie’s original director Bryan Singer – fired toward’s the end of principal photography – was not mentioned by name. Despite his sacking, Singer remains responsible for almost all the film and retains directing credit on it.
Singer wasn’t at the ceremony last night but in an update on his Instagram account, he thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the wins:
Dexter Fletcher, who is also helming the upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” replaced Singer with roughly two weeks until filming wrapped. The film has been a gargantuan hit, taking in $744 million worldwide from a $52 million budget.