Bohemian Rhapsody eclipses A Star Is Born at Golden Globes
Glenn Close, Mahershala Ali and Sandra Oh took home awards
- Published 7.01.19, 2:04 PM
- Updated 7.01.19, 2:17 PM
- a min read
Thunder bolt and lighting rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody winning best picture, drama, over another movie about musicians: Bradley Cooper's much more heavily favoured A Star Is Born.
A Star Is Born came into Sunday's ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, as the presumed heavyweight and Oscar favourite. But Cooper's remake went home with just one award, for the song Shallow. Instead, the night's final two awards went to Bohemian Rhapsody — the popular but poorly reviewed drama about Queen's frontman, a movie that wrapped after jettisoning its director, Bryan Singer — and best actor-winner Rami Malek for his full-bodied, prosthetic teeth-aided performance as Mercury.