We Are the Champions

Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” takes home two Golden Globes

Tara Shear, Opinion Editor

    The Golden Globes awarded the cast of “Bohemian Rhapsody” with two awards on January 6, 2019 for Best Motion Picture in the Drama category as well as Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury in the movie, was awarded for Best Actor in the Drama category.

    The win of these awards caused great controversy as “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the lowest-rated movie to take home the award in the last 33 years according to Rotten Tomatoes. Nevertheless, critics praised Malek’s performance as the flamboyant Mercury greatly.

    The Mercury biopic seemed to spread Queen fever throughout the country once again as the popular hits, such as “Another One Bites the Dust” and “We Will Rock You,” brought audiences to theaters since November 2 and is currently still playing. This movie introduced Queen fervently to the younger generations born after Mercury’s death in 1991.

    “There was only one thing we needed to do, celebrate Freddie Mercury. He is a marvel. Nothing was going to compromise us. We’re giving him the love, celebration and adulation he deserves,” Rami Malek said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

    Despite all odds, the cast of “Bohemian Rhapsody” won in the two categories they were nominated in and proved that Queen remains the reigning champions.