The Chinese release of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is coming under fire, after censors removed all references to homosexuality, AIDs and cross-dressing. Peng Yanzi, a Chinese LGBT activist who has seen both the western cut of the movie and the Chinese version told AP: “The cut scenes really affect the movie. Among the scenes missing is the one in which Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury comes out to his long-time partner Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton).
Bohemian Rhapsody has taken Number 1 for a fourth week on the Official Film Chart and shows no signs of slowing down - outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined. Three films in this week’s Top 10 have seen a lift thanks to their release on disc: The Grinch takes a step forward to Number 2, a new peak; The Nutcracker And The Four Realms dances 19 places up the chart to Number 4; terrifying action-horror Overlord lurches forward 12 spots to take its place in the Top 10 for the first time. This week’s highest new entry is Free Solo at Number 7. The gripping documentary features celebrated climber Alex Honnold, who spends his days climbing cliff faces with no equipment. The tense but enthralling watch follows Honnold as he prepares to free-climb the 3,000-foot-high El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park. Elsewhere in the Top 20, Christopher Robin shoots 29 places to Number 11; Incredibles 2 returns to the Top 20 after flying 18 places to Number 12, and Peterloo – which tells the story of the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre – debuts at Number 13. Musical Disney adventure Moana returns to the Top 20, taking a new peak of 19. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a clip of Ralph Breaks The Internet, available to Download & Keep from March 25.
In some corners of the editing world, the fact that Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won the Oscar for Best Editing raised a few eye-brows.
Official Film Chart Top 10 with 'Robin Hood' sneak peek - 13th March Bohemian Rhapsody has had another huge week on the Official Film Chart following its release on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD. Taking home the Number 1 trophy for a third consecutive week, the Queen biopic sold 465,000 discs in its first week of physical release, the biggest disc debut since The Greatest Showman which managed 497,000 in its first week, back in May 2018. Bohemian Rhapsody is the overall champion however, thanks also to the fact it racked up 388,600 digital sales in its first four weeks. In total, the chart-topper has sold 853,000 copies across DVD, Blu-ray, 4K UHD and digital downloads in its first four weeks, compared to The Greatest Showman which sold 845,500 in the equivalent four-week period. Elsewhere in the Top 10, A Star Is Born takes the Number 2 spot for another week; The Grinch climbs two places to Number 3; Tom Hardy’s Venom jumps three spots to Number 4. Hunter Killer drops a place to Number 5. Johnny English Strikes Again remains at Number 6 for a second week; Halloween (2018) falls four places to land at 7; The Greatest Showman hangs on to its place in the Top 10, rising two spots to Number 8. Widows enters the Top 10 for the first time this week on downloads alone, reaching Number 9 after climbing 8 places. Directed by Steve McQueen and adapted from Lynda La Plante’s bestseller, the film follows a group of women who undertake a heist following the deaths of their criminal husbands. Finally, Avengers: Infinity War continues to climb following the theatrical release of Captain Marvel, rounding off the chart at Number 10. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exciting clip of Robin Hood, available to download and keep from March 25. The 2018 film stars Taron Egerton as the folklore hero with a strong supporting cast including Jamie Foxx as Little John and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
The box office success of Bohemian Rhapsody could mean that the next chapter of Freddie Mercury's story hits the big screen.
Queen's Brian May has slated the 'vindictive sickness' of the press and movie critics for the negative publicity given to Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been confirmed for release in China, but with around a minute of footage featuring homosexuality and drug use removed.
Sales of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' outstripped those of previous title holder 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
The team behind Bohemian Rhapsody's special effects are thousands of pounds out of pocket after the company that worked on the film went bankrupt.
Bohemian Rhapsody was the biggest winner at the Oscars last night, scooping four gongs in all, including Best Actor for Rami Malek.
There were five British wins at the Oscars, including one of the top prizes of the night as Olivia Colman won the award for best actress.
For Rami Malek, winning the Oscar for Best Actor will unfortunately always come hand-in-hand with the the time he fell off the stage at the Dolby Theater.
The editor of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has finally shed some light on how much of the Queen biopic was directed by Dexter Fletcher.
While we were all busy watching the Academy make and then retract baffling decisions about this year’s Academy Awards show, one of the most baffling races in Oscar history bubbled up under our noses.With a week to go before the envelopes are opened on the stage of the Dolby Theatre, this could well be the tightest, weirdest, most confounding Best Picture competition ever.Sunday night’s Writers Guild Awards compounded the confusion, giving its top film prizes to one film that isn’t even nominated for a screenwriting Oscar, Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” and another that is nominated for screenplay but not for picture, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”The other three major Hollywood guilds gave their top awards to “Green Book” (the Producers Guild), “Roma” (the Directors Guild) and “Black Panther” (the Screen Actors Guild’s ensemble-cast award), which makes this the first time that the five major guild awards have been won by five different movies, with no film winning more than one.(Yes, the 2013 awards race found five different films winning, but that’s because the Producers Guild finished in a tie between “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity,” which also won the DGA.)Also Read: How the Oscars Bungled This Year's Show So Badly, and Where the Academy Goes From HereSince the SAG ensemble award was introduced in 1995, five films have won Best Picture after winning only a single guild award: “Gladiator” and “12 Years a Slave,” which won the Producers Guild (the latter in that tie vote); “Million Dollar Baby,” which won the Directors Guild; and “Braveheart” and “Moonlight,” which won the Writers Guild. Nothing has ever won Best Picture after only winning the SAG ensemble award.Now there will be a sixth — unless the top Oscar goes to “BlacKkKlansman,” “The Favourite,” “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “Vice,” which haven’t won any of the major guild awards but could actually win Best Picture anyway.The WGA seemed to almost deliberately confound awards-watchers who think we know how to read the tea leaves. “Roma,” “Green Book” and “Vice,” three formidable Best Picture contenders — the first two arguably the frontrunners — lost to “Eighth Grade,” a Sundance indie that didn’t get a single Oscar nomination. Then “BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” and “A Star Is Born,” three more serious Oscar contenders, lost to “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”The Writers Guild could have given a touch of momentum to any one of six Best Picture contenders it had recognized with nominations — but instead it gave its awards to two films not even in the running. And that leaves the race in a shambles, without a single movie that can reasonably be expected to win Best Picture, but with a bewildering number of movies that could conceivably turn the trick.Also Read: Oscars Will Air All Award Categories Live on TV, Reversing Course“Roma”? Sure, because since 1948 more than 77 percent of the films to win the DGA Award have gone on to win Best Picture. But not one of those has been a foreign-language film, and only once in the last 38 years has a movie won Best Picture without an Oscar nomination for Film Editing.“Green Book”? Well, the Producers Guild win has slipped as a sure-fire predictor in recent years, but history says it gives you a two-thirds chance of winning the Oscar. But failing to land a Best Director nomination, as Peter Farrelly did, ought to kill your chances, since only twice since 1932 has the Best Picture winner not also been nominated for directing.“Black Panther”? Not only has no film won Best Picture with only a SAG ensemble win, but the last film to win without a single Oscar nomination in the directing, writing or acting categories was “Grand Hotel” in 1932 — and “Grand Hotel” is a complete anomaly that didn’t have a single nomination except Best Picture.Once you get past those three movies, you’re looking at five films that would have to do something that hasn’t been done: win Best Picture without winning a single one of the major guild awards.Also Read: Queen and Adam Lambert Will Perform at Oscars CeremonyAnd the thing is, one of them could just do it. If “Bohemian Rhapsody” wins it might be most critically derided Best Picture winner of all time, but we’ve been underestimating its appeal for months now. “A Star Is Born” may have lost to almost everything at one time or another (including to “Rhapsody” at the Golden Globes), but it could actually be more of a consensus favorite that won’t be hurt by the Academy’s preferential system of vote-counting the way that more divisive films will be. “BlacKkKlansman” has had a similar tough time getting traction with the guilds, but it’s Oscar-nominated in the right categories and it might not be as polarizing as we think. Ditto for “The Favourite” and “Vice.”A week ago, I ran down the list of Best Picture contenders and decided that “Roma” and “Green Book” were really the only two that could win. Now, I really think that almost every single nominee has a dimly lit, twisty path to victory, because every nominee definitely has a clear path to defeat.Here’s the lesson of this weird, ugly Oscar season: This year, precedents and numbers may well be meaningless. This year, something is going to happen that isn’t supposed to happen. This year, nobody knows a damn thing.The Writers Guild warned us. Don’t even try to make sense of this mess of an Oscar season. Just ride it out, and try not to be too surprised at the end.Read original story Oscar Race Defies the Experts: With 6 Days to Go, Nobody Knows a Damn Thing At TheWrap
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Rami Malek has won the leading actor prize at the BAFTAs for Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek plays iconic British rocker Freddie Mercury in the film, which charts his life and pop career with Queen. Malek said: “This is truly extraordinary.
BAFTA has removed Bryan Singer's nomination for this year's awards, following the allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against him.
Brian May has posted a lengthy apology to a fan on social media, after he appeared to be defending Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer following new allegations of sexual abuse against him.
Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been removed as one of the Outstanding Film nominees at the forthcoming GLAAD awards, the leading media organisation for the LGBT community.