​Rami Malek Lands Golden Globe Nomination For ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Rami Malek has landed himself a Golden Globe nomination for his incredible turn as Freddie Mercury in this year's hit, Bohemian Rhapsody - you know, the one that's been recommended to you by all the whole world (including your mum, who gave you the disclaimer of 'I don't even really like Queen, but I thought this was just fabulous').

The film itself has also been nominated for the Best Motion Picture (Drama) accolade, but it's arguably Malek's performance as the late icon that we're rooting for most - even if only for that Live Aid scene.

During an interview with news.co.au, Malek explained he must have watched Mercury's original 1985 Live Aid peroformance more than 1,500 times to nail the scene - and even had the recording on set with him to get it perfect.

He said: "That's something we tried to get move for move, even just gesture for gesture perfectly.

"It felt like I had it in my bones and I didn't want to keep going back to it. It felt like sometimes you would lose a little bit of the authenticity if you tried to nail it so perfectly.

"Things won't exactly always match up, there might be a hint of something that's off, but I think that kept it feeling really alive and in the moment and it was better to sacrifice it that way, but yeah, I was watching it non-stop."

Even Brian May only had praise for the film:

Along with Bohemian Rhapsody, other movies nominated for best motion picture awards include Black Panther, <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW116990697" "="">A Star Is Born and BlacKkKlansman, while other actors include Lady Gaga, Bradley Walsh, Emily Blunt and Melissa McCarthy.

CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST OF GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS:

Movies

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Glenn Close (The Wife)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Rosamund Pike (A Private War)

A Star Is Born has also received many nominations. Credit: Warner Bros
A Star Is Born has also received many nominations. Credit: Warner Bros

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate)
Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)
Olivia Coleman (The Favourite)
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Charlize Theron (Tully)
Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)

Best Director

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Adam McKay (Vice)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale (Vice)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns)
Vigo Mortensen (Green Book)
Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun)
John C. Reilly (Stan and Ollie)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams (Vice)
Claire Foy (First Man)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Mahershela Ali (Green Book)
TimotheeChalamet (Beautiful Boy)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

Marco Beltrami (A Quiet Place)
Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs)
Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther)
Justin Hurwitz (First Man)
Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture

Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie (Green Book)

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
Roma
Shoplifters

Best Animated Film

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

TV

Best TV series - Drama

The Americans
The Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Sandra Oh in Killing Eve. Credit: BBC
Sandra Oh in Killing Eve. Credit: BBC

Best performance by Actress in a TV series - Drama

Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Keri Russell (The Americans)

Best performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama

Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Stephan James (Homecoming)
Richard Madden (Bodyguard)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Best TV series - Musical or Comedy

Barry
The Good Place
Kidding
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series - Musical or Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?)
Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series - Musical or Comedy

Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Debra Messing (Will & Grace)

Alison Brie in GLOW. Credit: Netflix
Alison Brie in GLOW. Credit: Netflix

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Dirty John
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)
Daniel Bruhl (The Alienist)
Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Connie Britton (Dirty John)
Laura Dern (The Tale)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)
Henry Winkler (Barry)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Penélope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid's Tale)

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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