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If you didn’t get a chance to see the critically acclaimed Freddie Mercury biopic in theaters, then all I can really say is that you missed out. This decade long passion project of a film proved to be a massive success both critically and financially. As of today January 23, 2019, the film has grossed well over $802.5 million.
The film also just recently took home two Golden Globes. One for Best Actor awarded to Rami Malek for his stunning portrayal of Freddie Mercury, and the other for Best Motion Picture. And now the film has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Sound Mixing (Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali) , Best Sound Editing (John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone), Best Film Editing (John Ottman), Best Actor In A Leading Role (Rami Malek), and Best Picture (Graham King, Producer).
Us fans of Queen are no doubt over the moon about these nominations, but we’re not the only ones. Brian May, one of the driving forces behind this now iconic film, took to Instagram to write a lengthy passage gushing about these nominations which was all the more meaningful with the three emphatic words he used, “Thankful, grateful, blessed!”
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I honestly couldn’t agree more. Getting to this point of where the film is now was certainly no easy journey. Losing actors AND directors and trying to get it off the ground for almost ten years were all challenges that the cast, crew, and band had to endure, but it goes without saying that it was all worth it, and if there’s one thing we know for sure it’s that Freddie Mercury would be beyond proud!
The award ceremony will take place at Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Be sure to check your local listings to see when YOU can tune in to view this sure-to-be memorable night. You can view the full list of nominations by clicking here.