Brian May Had Mixed Feelings After The Oscars

Brian May Had Mixed Feelings After The Oscars | I Love Classic Rock Videos

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Brian May attends "Bohemian Rhapsody" New York premiere at The Paris Theatre on October 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)

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It’s been quite some time since ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ stole the show at the Oscars taking home four Academy Awards for ‘Film Editing’, ‘Sound Editing’, ‘Sound Mixing’, and ‘Best Actor’ awarded to Rami Malek for his stunning portrayal of Freddie Mercury. What’s even more is that Queen kicked off the entire ceremony in grand fashion with an epic performance.

This was the perfect way to cap off the award season for Queen. Their film not only did well at the Oscars, but at the Golden Globes as well. And on top of that, the film, as of today, has earned a whopping $868.7 million, making it the highest grossing music biopic in history. Needless to say, this film is a winner.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 06: (L-R) Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen and Rami Malek pose in the press room during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

With all of that said, guitarist Brian May admits that he had some mixed feeling after the Oscars. Surprisingly, once the Oscars were over with, Brian went sorta quiet on Instagram, a platform he is very active on.

Brian broke his silence and gave an explanation that revealed his mixed feelings about the whole affair. Here is his Instagram post…

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Well, yes. You saw I went very quiet after the Oscars were over, signalling the end of the whole movie awards season. What really happened ? We opened the Academy Awards show in a way it’s NEVER been opened before, in an avalanche of excitement, looking out on an instant standing ovation from a glittering audience containing many of our heroes, all beaming and singing with us and punching the air. We then, shockingly, walked away with 4 Oscars – the top haul of the night. The head of local production came up to me and shook my hand as we left the auditorium. He said “ I’ve been doing the Oscars for 40 years, and that was the best opening we ever had !” A lovely moment. So – everyone assumes that we would then all go forth, deliriously partying with not a care in the world. But I guess I’m not that kind of animal. I was, and I am, deeply grateful for our Freddie film being recognised in a way we never had the audacity to expect. But I found the public activity behind the whole awards season, and the behaviour of the media writers surrounding it, deeply disturbing. If you look at the Press and Internet discussions that took place over the last few months, you can see that 90% of it is aimed at discrediting one or other, or all of the nominated films by innuendo and smears, rather than discussing their merits and admiring the skills that went into making them. Vitriol and dishonesty, and blatant attempts to shame and influence the members into voting the way they, in their arrogance required them to. It’s not the fault of the awards panels – they stood up well. It’s a kind of vindictive sickness that seems to have gripped public life. All through it, I’ve been biting my tongue, not wishing to influence the results of the ballots even by a hair. But, when the curtain came down, I was left with very mixed feelings. They persisted until I read this VERY well thought and well written article in the Spectator. Brave, truthful – and now I don’t have to explain. It’s all here. Keep swiping to see it the whole piece or visit the Guardian ! Cheers folks. Bri

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I’ll ask you now, do you folks agree with what Brian is saying here? Where do you stand on this?

Either way, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ proved to be a massive critical and financial success. With Oscar wins, Golden Globe wins, an actor catapulted to an A-Lister, and almost a billion dollars in the box office, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a sure winner.