"Bohemian Rhapsody" pulled a major upset at
the close of the Golden Globes on Sunday, taking home the final two top
prizes to put itself into the Oscars conversation along with "Green
Book" and "Roma."
On a night of wins for movies representing minorities, two awards
favorites about white people -- Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" and musical
romance "A Star is Born" -- all but struck out, with each picking up
just one trophy in the run-up to the all-important Oscars on February
"Bohemian Rhapsody" -- which charts the
rise of British rock group Queen -- picked up best actor for Rami Malek,
who plays legendary frontman Freddie Mercury. It also bagged the
biggest movie award of the night -- best drama.
"I am beyond moved. My heart is pounding out of my chest right now,"
said Malek, whose list of people to thank included the Queen singer, who
died in 1991.
"Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime. I
love you, you beautiful man. This is for and because of you, gorgeous."
The two trophies were the final prizes in a ceremony that had been
expected to be a consecration for "A Star is Born" -- starring Lady Gaga
and Bradley Cooper in the age-old Hollywood fable of an ailing
performer and his muse -- which went into the night with five nods.