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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Deemed Ineligible at GLAAD Awards Amid Bryan Singer Allegations

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Deemed Ineligible at GLAAD Awards Amid Bryan Singer Allegations

GLAAD has announced that the movie Bohemian Rhapsody is no longer eligible to receive an Outstanding Film nomination at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards following the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made against the film’s director Bryan Singer.

The nominations for the awards will be announced on Friday morning (January 25), but do not expect to see the Queen biopic represented.

“In light of the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the difficult decision to remove Bohemian Rhapsody from contention for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category this year. This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded,” GLAAD said in a statement to Variety.

Singer’s response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used ‘homophobia’ to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the industry at large to not gloss over the fact that survivors of sexual assault should be put first,” the statement continued.

Time’s Up also spoke out in tandem, saying, “The recent allegations regarding Bryan Singer’s behavior are horrifying and MUST be taken seriously and investigated.”

Bohemian Rhapsody just received five Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture.

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  • James Black

    Yeah, so “screw” the cast? Beyond stupid.

  • Pattie Brayman Skelly

    Total B.S. Singer was Let Go by the Producers mid shoot as soon as they realized. Penalizing everyone else is ridiculous.

  • Seriously

    He was let go just few weeks before production ended and not because of his sexual assault issues, but because he didn’t show up for work.

    The point of this is to tell Hollywood that you can make a film with a horrible person like this, but it will have an effect at awards time.

    People will start to think twice about hiring someone like Singer as a result. It sucks for the cast, but it’s for the greater good.

  • dwight u ignorant slut

    lying about knowing was stupid.

    everyone knew. they just didnt care. and now its come back to bite everybody in the ass.

  • dwight u ignorant slut

    he wasnt let go midshoot. he disappeared from filming with a week left of shooting. he even got the director’s credit because he shot over 95% of the movie, which is a DGA rule. fox only fired him bc he fled.

  • Camille Pety

    so basically, GLAAD is saying EVERYONE that was associated with this film- thousands of people- KNEW about his behavior and ignored it? please get a grip and don’t punish all of them, go after the CURRENT film he has been hired to direct b/c they DO KNOW about the allegations