Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Rami Malek thanks ‘beautiful man’ Freddie Mercury in Golden Globes speech

Rami Malek thanks ‘beautiful man’ Freddie Mercury in Golden Globes speech

Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise victor of two major prizes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.

And that's when the awkwardness unfolded.

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The film, released last October, has been nominated for two Golden Globes and follows stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. The tracks include Queen's "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Another One Bites the Dust", and the title song. "This is for and because of you, gorgeous".

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Later in the show, Kimmel also put his guest on the spot over rumors he'll appear in the next James Bond film as a villain. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as creative and musical consultants on the film.

It remains to be seen whether Bohemian Rhapsody can repeat its success at next month's Oscars, but odds will surely have shortened on it being honoured there, too.

Rami Malek previously told Radio X that he didn't "want to let Freddie down".

Glenn Close won the best actress in a drama globe for her portrayal of the spouse of a Nobel prize-winner in the Wife. But as the first awards show of the season, the Globes have an outsized influence on Academy Award predictions. She thanked her Korean parents, who were seated in the audience, in an emotional acceptance speech. "She is so down to Earth and so cool", the Golden Globe victor said.

Singer has been extensively promoting "Bohemian Rhapsody" on his Instagram, littering his feed with behind-the-scenes photos and videos in the days leading up to the Golden Globe Awards.

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