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Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Biopic Wins Two BAFTA Awards

Rami Malek picked up the award for Best Leading Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury at the UK’s biggest film awards ceremony.

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Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody movie has won two awards at this year’s BAFTA Awards in London. Rami Malek won the Best Leading Actor award for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, while the film also picked up the prize for Best Sound.

In accepting his award, Malek said, “Thank you so very much to Queen. To Brian May, to Roger Taylor, to the entire Queen family. I wouldn’t be here without you. And to the greatest outsider of them all, for being so unwavering and unflinching and uncompromising in every which way: Thank you Freddie Mercury again.”

Bohemian Rhapsody had been nominated for seven awards, but lost out in the Best Film category to the Netflix drama Roma.

The film was also shortlisted in the BAFTA Outstanding British Film, Costume Design, Make-Up & Hair, Cinematography, and Editing categories.

The ceremony took place last night at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Queen’s Brian May was in attendance, accompanied by his wife, actress Anita Dobson. Roger Taylor attended with his wife, actress and producer Sarina Potgieter.

Last month in Los Angeles, Bohemian Rhapsody won two Golden Globes. It’s also been nominated for five Oscars.

As uDiscover Music previously reported, Bohemian Rhapsody will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and on 4K digital on 4 March via 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The DVD includes the band’s complete Live Aid movie performance, which wasn’t included in the film’s cinema cut.

The complete Live Aid movie performance footage includes two never-before-seen songs (‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and ‘We Will Rock You’) packed into a 22-minute collective experience recreating the original event. In addition, on Blu-ray and Digital, fans will get a look behind the making of the film including interviews with Queen, the cast and creative team.

Bohemian Rhapsody has officially become the highest-grossing music biopic of all time. The biopic, which sees Rami Malek playing the late Freddie Mercury, was released at the end of October and by January this year had grossed over $600 million (£478 million) at the box office worldwide. $175 million (£139 million) of that figure was made in the US alone, meaning the film has now raked in more profits than The Greatest Showman.

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