Last month, reports of misconduct and sexual assault from Bohemian Rhapsody’s director Bryan Singer led many award show producers and judges to remove him from the nominee list. Most of the award shows want to continue to recognize Bohemian Rhapsody for its other talent and qualities, but some, like the GLAAD Media Awards, have removed the film from its nominee list entirely.
“In light of the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the difficult decision to remove Bohemian Rhapsody from contention for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category this year,” the statement reads. “This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded.”
In the latest developments, Singer is still nominated in the Best Director category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’, though he will not be eligible to actually receive the award. Lead actor Rami Malek is still nominated for his performance in the film. Malek himself came forward and revealed that his interactions with singer were unpleasant and inappropriate at times.