Bohemian Rhapsody’s Journey to Golden Globes

Bohemian Rhapsody had quite a torturous journey to Golden Globes but it turned out to be the big winner, taking home two major awards.

Two Golden Globes

The movie that chronicles Freddie Mercury rise from ascendancy to superstardom as the frontman of Queen, grossed over $743 million worldwide and became 2018’s eight-highest-grossing film of the year.

It is also the only movie in the Top 10 that wasn’t based on a comic book or a part of a franchise.

In a tough competition with Black Panther, A Star is Born and If Beale Street Could Talk, many believed the movie will leave Golden Globes empty handed but that failed to happen.

Rami Malek won the Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture-Drama, leaving Bradley Cooper behind. The surprise was even greater when the movie won Best Motion Picture-Drama Award.

Bohemian Rhapsody was searching its way towards big screen since 2010 when the band’s legendary guitarist Brian May first revealed the plans for its making.

The drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon approached the idea of a biographical movie with much hesitation. Freddy died of AIDS complications in 1991 at the age of 45 and deserved his legacy to be honored but the band members were cautious not to mess that up. They all wanted to make sure to have the right people for the project and that’s why it took so long.

Curvy Road to Success

Many names changed during the years at many positions and in November 2015 Anthony McCarten who wrote the Oscar-winning Theory of Everything, had been hired to finish the script and Bryan Singer stepped in as a director.

Singer disappeared on several shooting occasions in order to take care of his sick parent and Dexter Fletcher was forced to step in and finish the movie.  Singer retained the Directed By credit while Fletcher was granted a producer credit for his troubles.

The controversies continued during the promotion of the movie, with journalists constantly asking about troubles behind the scene, and even confronted the winning team with questions backstage at Golden Globes at Beverly Hilton this weekend.

Malek kindly responded and silenced them.

 “There’s only one thing we needed to do and that was to celebrate Freddie Mercury in this film. He is a marvel. There is only one Freddie Mercury and nothing was going to compromise us giving him the love, celebration and adulation he deserves.”

King added, “Every single person that worked on this film collaborated and did it out of the passion of making this story. That was everybody.”

We are eager to see how the Oscars will go on 22 January and if the tormenting journey will pay off once again.


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