Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody movie wins two BAFTAs

Rami Malek
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Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody movie has won two awards at this year's BAFTA ceremony 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 Outstanding British Film, Costume Design, Make-Up & Hair, Cinematography, and Editing categories.

The ceremony took place 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.

Bohemian Rhapsody will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and on 4K digital on March 4 via 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.