Bryan Singer Responds To BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Winning Best Picture at Golden Globes
A few weeks back, I wrote about how the Award Season spotlight for Bohemian Rhapsody could help finally put some closure on all of the troubling hearsay about the director. And while that could certainly still end up being the case, up to now, the industry’s attitude towards the allegations against the director has been to simply act like he doesn’t exist, or at least isn’t associated with the Queen biopic.
If you’ll recall, Singer was fired towards the end of filming Bohemian Rhapsody for some reportedly unprofessional behavior- issues on the set, tardiness, a feud with star Rami Malek, etc. Yet he still shot and conceived of enough of the film to be listed as its sole director, despite Dexter Fletcher being brought in to finish it.
Last night, at the 2019 Golden Globes ceremony, Bohemian Rhapsody won big, and Singer’s name was largely absent from the telecast. Star Malek certainly didn’t thank him when he picked up his award for Best Actor In A Motion Picture- Drama, and Singer was not there to accept the Best Picture- Drama honor.
Yet that didn’t stop the director from sending out a simple Thank You via his Instagram account:
He posted an image of himself directing Malek and his co-star during the “I Want To Break Free” scene from the film, with simple caption, “What an honor. Thank you #HollywoodForeignPress.”
It’s a little defiant in tone, if you ask me. Showing him sitting in a chair that’s labeled DIRECTOR as if to say, “Don’t forget that I’m the person who made this movie everyone’s celebrating right now.“
It’s such a peculiar situation. Especially in the “#MeToo” climate.
At some point, this situation will have to come to a head. Whether it’s during these next couple of months as Bohemian Rhapsody makes its rounds, or while he’s making Red Sonja, some sort of final verdict is going to have to be made about Bryan Singer.
What do you think of this murky situation?
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