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Bohemian Rhapsody takes upset win at Golden Globes

By Bishal Deep Basnet on Jan 07,2019 - 19:22

Queen musical “Bohemian Rhapsody” and U.S. segregation-era comedy “Green Book” took home the top Golden Globes on Sunday on a night of upsets that saw presumed favorite “A Star is Born” largely shut out, and big wins for Netflix.

Tears and astonishment marked the winner's podium as Glenn Close for “The Wife” beat front-runner Lady Gaga as best drama actress, and “Green Book” triumphed over more high profile comedies “Vice” and “The Favourite.”

“Oh my God. I just don’t believe it,” a tearful Close said of her win, before issuing a rallying cry to women to seek fulfillment in their careers.

“We have to say, I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that,” the 71-year-old said, to huge applause from the gathering of A-list stars.

Streaming service Netflix, which has upended Hollywood by spending billions on original programming, won five Golden Globes across movies and television, including best foreign language film “Roma.” The Mexican movie, which also took the prize for best director, is seen as an Oscar frontrunner in February.

Rami Malek, who won best drama actor for his role as for late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 20th Century Fox film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” dedicated his award to the British singer, who died of AIDS in 1991.

“I love you, you beautiful man. This is for you, and because of you, gorgeous,” Malek said.

“Vice,” a scathing political comedy about the rise to power of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, went into Sunday’s ceremony with a leading six nominations but emerged with just one win, for Christian Bale for his performance as Cheney.

Tags -  Entertainment , Golden Globes , Award Shows , Movies

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