Bohemian Rhapsody may only have a 61 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it is up for Best Picture at the Oscars. Many movie-critics and fans alike thought its Golden Globe win was a fluke. But with a SAG award under its belt, too, Bohemian Rhapsody is coming into the Oscars strong…
Could Bohemian Rhapsody win Best Picture?
Maybe, but despite the biopics awards already won, the safe bet is no.
According to oddsmakers, Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma is favourite to win.
The black and white Netflix movie is the first foreign-language film to be nominated in the Best Picture category.
Second up is Green Book, which already won its star Mahershala Ali a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.
The third in line for the Oscar is The Favourite, whose star Olivia Colman won the Golden Globe and SAG for best actress.
Fourth is Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, based on the true story of Ron Stalworth.
Fifth is Black Panther, the Marvel smash hit of 2018.
Way down at number six on the list with bookmakers is Bohemian Rhapsody.
In addition to its Golden Globe for Best Picture, Bohemian Rhapsody and its stars have won the following awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama – Rami Malek
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role – Rami Malek
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role -Rami Malek
AACTA International Award for Best Actor – Rami Malek
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy – Rami Malek
BAFTA Award for Best Sound – John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst.
In the wake of allegations against former director Bryan Singer, Bohemian Rhapsody was removed from the GLAAD Awards, having been nominated initially in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category.
Likewise, the BAFTAs removed Singer’s name from Bohemian Rhapsody’s nomination for the Award for Best British Film.
Bohemian Rhapsody for best picture is a long shot, but it isn’t the first time an Oscars upset has happened.
The likelihood that Bohemian Rhapsody could top a movie like Green Book, a typical Oscar-favourite, seems steep.