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Not everyone is thrilled about Bohemian Rhapsody’s Golden Globe win

Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury (center) in Bohemian Rhapsody | Photo: IMDB/20th Century Fox

At the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, California last night, Bohemian Rhapsody won big.

Its star, Rami Malek, won Best Actor for his portrayal of queer rock icon Freddie Mercury. The movie itself, meanwhile, won Best Drama Film.

The film follows Mercury joining the band Queen and their career leading up to their Live Aid concert in 1985.

Since its release, Bohemian Rhapsody has enjoyed prosperity. It’s gone on to become the highest grossing music biopic of all time, proving its interest to audiences.

Critically, however, it’s more of a mixed bag. The film boasts a 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, with plenty of critics claiming it does poor justice to Mercury and his identities both as a person of color and as a bisexual man.

Kevin Fallon, writing for the Daily Beast, described Bohemian Rhapsody as an ‘insult’ to Mercury.

There’s also the matter of the film’s former director, Bryan Singer, who has faced allegations of rape and denied them.

People took to Twitter to express their displeasure at the film’s win.

What are they saying?

Despite Singer’s firing, he acknowledged the win and thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Queer actor Evan Rachel Wood also tweeted about Singer following the movie’s win.

Many people are worried Bohemian Rhapsody’s Golden Globe win could be an indicator for the Oscars.

Others, however, have hope.

Nominations for the Oscar ballot open this week. The official nominations come out on 22 January.

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