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Bohemian Rhapsody takes home four Oscars

By | Published on Monday 25 February 2019

Adam Lambert + Queen

Despite the mixed critical response it received upon its release, Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ attracted yet more awards at last night’s Oscars. Among four trophies, Rami Malek took the prize for best male actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Mercury.

In his acceptance speech, Malek thanked Queen for “allowing me to be the tiniest part of your phenomenal legacy”. He also said that the success of the film shows that the world is “longing for stories” about people like Mercury, “who lived his life just unapologetically himself”.

As well as Malek’s acting prize, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ also took the sound editing, sound mixing and film editing awards. The only trophy for which it was nominated that it didn’t win was Best Picture, which went to ‘Green Book’.

Queen and Adam Lambert were also at the ceremony, opening the whole show with a performance of ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’.

Elsewhere in music wins, ‘Shallow’ from ‘A Star Is Born’ took Best Original Song. The film’s stars, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, also performed the song together at the ceremony.