In light of the damning allegations leveled against Bryan Singer, the movie’s estranged director, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have formally revoked Bohemian Rhapsody‘s nomination for Outstanding Film, a category in which it was supposed to compete against Deadpool 2, Blockers, Crazy Rich Asians, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Greg Berlanti’s warm and fuzzy romance, Love, Simon.
GLAAD, a media monitoring organization by trade, issued the following statement with regards to Singer’s latest scandal.
Due to the report of unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded.
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The Atlantic recently ran a story about Singer’s alleged victims earlier this month, prompting widespread angry and, frankly, disbelief, given the contentious filmmaker has been trailed by alarming allegations of sexual assault and rape since as far back as the early 90s. And to think he’s been allowed to keep hold of his plum $10 million directing gig on Red Sonja.
Be that as it may, Singer has categorically denied all allegations, stating that The Atlantic piece was “written by a homophobic journalist who has a bizarre obsession with me dating back to 1997. It’s sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity.”
Bohemian Rhapsody, on the other hand, is no longer a GLAAD nominee, though it’s still being tipped as a possible dark horse ahead of this year’s Oscars ceremony. Can it repeat its Golden Globes triumph? We’ll find out when the lights go down on Sunday, February 24th.