Queen is ready to rock the Oscars. The Academy announced in a tweet Monday that the legendary British rock band profiled in the Best Picture-nominated “Bohemian Rhapsody” will perform during Sunday’s Oscars broadcast.Queen’s live touring act features original members Brian May and Roger Taylor and is led by singer Adam Lambert in place of Freddie Mercury. The group’s former bassist, John Deacon, retired in 1997.“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @AdamLambert to this year’s Oscars,” the Academy tweeted.Also Read: Motion Picture Sound Editors Give Top Awards to 'A Quiet Place,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Spider-Man'The announcement by the Academy comes after it reversed a decision to move four of the 24 awards to commercial breaks at this year’s ceremony and presenting edited speeches later on in the broadcast. The plan was an effort to shorten the awards broadcast to under three hours, which producer Donna Gigliotti said in an interview with the New York Times Monday would now not be possible.The Oscars will also feature musical performances by each of the five Oscar-nominated songs. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Hudson, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and Bette Midler will all perform at the ceremony, with Welch and Rawlings performing “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” and Midler performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns.” And it’s expected that Kendrick Lamar and SZA will also perform “All the Stars” from “Black Panther.”“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the story of the formation of Queen and the life story of singer Freddie Mercury, as portrayed by Rami Malek, is nominated for five Oscars.Also Read: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Wins Cinema Audio Society Award for Sound MixingThe 91st Academy Awards will air Feb. 24 on ABC.Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year's Oscars!https://t.co/7uDf42FbjJ— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 18, 2019Queen + @adamlambert will ROCK YOU! ???????? ????Feb 24th. 5pm PST. Oscars Oscars2019@TheAcademy pic.twitter.com/gpyytIeBdU— Queen (@QueenWillRock) February 18, 2019We will rock The Oscars ???? Feb 24th. 5pm PST. @TheAcademy @QueenWillRock pic.twitter.com/BlGkKnhL68— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 18, 2019Read original story Queen and Adam Lambert Will Perform at Oscars Ceremony At TheWrap
The BAFTA awards has suspended the nomination for Bryan Singer for his work on the film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the British Academy announced Wednesday. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was nominated for seven awards, and Singer’s name was listed along with producer Graham King and writer Anthony McCarten for its nomination for Outstanding British Film. King and McCarten’s names will still be listed as nominees for the film. “In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been suspended, effective immediately,” BAFTA said in a statement. “BAFTA considers the alleged behavior completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination. BAFTA notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore remain in place until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved. BAFTA believes everyone has the right to a fulfilling career in a safe, professional working environment, and it will continue to collaborate with the film, games and television industries to achieve this.” Also Read: 'The Favourite,' 'Roma' and 'A Star Is Born' Lead BAFTA Nominations Singer was accused by five men of either seducing them or rape when they were underage boys in a piece published in January by The Atlantic. Singer said in a statement that the article was a “homophobic smear piece.” GLAAD also announced following The Atlantic article that “Bohemian Rhapsody” would not be up for consideration for its annual media awards. Singer was fired from “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Fox weeks before the film completed shooting due to Singer’s “unexpected unavailability” and later closed his offices on their lot. Singer said he was fired because the studio would not give him time to care for a sick parent. Also Read: Bryan Singer to Remain as 'Red Sonja' Director Despite New Sexual Misconduct Accusations Read the full statement via BAFTA below: In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for Bohemian Rhapsody has been suspended, effective immediately. BAFTA considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination. BAFTA notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore remain in place until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved. For the avoidance of doubt, Bohemian Rhapsody remains nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, and the other individuals named as candidates in respect of the film remain nominees. BAFTA believes everyone has the right to a fulfilling career in a safe, professional working environment, and it will continue to collaborate with the film, games and television industries to achieve this. BAFTA will make no further statement on this matter during the period of suspension. Read original story Bryan Singer’s Name Removed From BAFTA Nomination for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ At TheWrap
“Bohemian Rhapsody” and “The Favourite” have been named the best-edited feature films of 2018 at the American Cinema Editors’ ACE Eddie Awards, which took place on Friday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “Bohemian Rhapsody” won in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category, while “The Favourite” topped the Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) category. Since the ACE Eddie for feature film was split into separate drama and comedy or musical categories 19 years ago, the winner in the drama category has gone on to win the Academy Award for film editing 13 times, and the Best Picture Oscar seven times. The winner in the comedy or musical category has only won the Oscar in those categories once, when “Chicago” did it in 2003. Also Read: 'The Favourite': Oscar-Nominated Editor, Production Designer Explain Why Film is Yorgos Lanthimos' Most Accessible But over the last five years, the two groups have diverged, with the ACE Eddie winner only winning the editing Oscar once, and never winning Best Picture. This year, all five of the Oscar editing nominees were also nominated for the ACE Eddie Award, as were seven of the eight Best Picture nominees. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” won the award for the best-edited animated film, while “Free Solo” won the prize for the editing of a documentary film. In the television categories, the winners included “Atlanta,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Killing Eve,” “Bodyguard,” “Escape at Dannemora” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” Also Read: SAG Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List Also during the ceremony, director Guillermo del Toro received the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, while Lifetime Career Achievement Awards went to editors Jerrold L. Ludwig and Craig McKay. The list of winners: Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman, ACE Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy): “The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE Best Edited Animated Feature Film: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Robert Fisher, Jr. Best Edited Documentary (Feature): “Free Solo,” Bob Eisenhardt, ACE Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical): “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,” Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE Also Read: 'Free Solo' Sets Documentary Record at Indie Box Office Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television: “Atlanta”: “Teddy Perkins,” Kyle Reiter Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “Simone,” Kate Sanford, ACE Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television: “Killing Eve”: “Nice Face,” Gary Dollner, ACE Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television: “Bodyguard”: “Episode 1,” Steve Singleton Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television: “Escape at Dannemora”: “Better Days,” Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE Best Edited Non-Scripted Series: “Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown”: “West Virginia,” Hunter Gross, ACE Best Student Editing: Marco Gonzalez, Boston University Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award: Guillermo del Toro Lifetime Career Achievement Award: Jerrold L. Ludwig, ACE Lifetime Career Achievement Award: Craig McKay, ACE Read original story ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘The Favourite’ Win Top Awards from the American Cinema Editors At TheWrap
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