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On January 6, 2019, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' won a Golden Globe

At the Golden Globes, last Sunday, there were surprises galore with the Queen musical Bohemian Rhapsody taking home the Best Actor for an inspired outing by Rami Malek playing the legendary frontman Freddie Mercury and streaming service Netflix winning five top prizes.

Netflix’s black and white intimate drama Roma bagged both Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film. The Mexican film, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, is seen as an Oscar frontrunner in February. Presumed favourite, Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born was largely shut out, barring a Best Original Song trophy.

This image released by Netflix shows filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, left, and actress Yalitza Aparicio on the set of "Roma." On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, Cuaron was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best director for the film. The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)

This image released by Netflix shows filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, left, and actress Yalitza Aparicio on the set of "Roma." On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, Cuaron was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best director for the film. The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)   | Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte

 

Tears marked the winners podium as Glenn Close for The Wife beat Lady Gaga as Best Actress, and segregation-era dramedy Green Book triumphed over comedies like Vice. Picture shows Malek — he dedicated his win to Mercury, the British singer, who died of AIDS in 1991— flanked by Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, and Cuaron directing Yalitza Aparicio on

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