How Fired 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Director Bryan Singer Reacted to Queen Biopic Winning Golden Globes

No one thanked the filmmaker for his work on the project, which earned two Golden Globes on Sunday.

Bryan Singer has thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for awarding "Bohemian Rhapsody" with two Golden Globes, even though none of the film’s cast or crew mentioned him in their acceptance speeches.

The Queen biopic came out as a champion in both categories it was nominated in: Best Actor for Rami Malek — who played Freddie Mercury — and Best Motion Picture, Drama. The latter shocked fans and critics alike, considering the stiff competition in the category. Either way, neither Malek or executive producer Graham King recognized Singer, who was fired by studio Twentieth Century Fox toward the end of the film’s production, but still received directing credit.

"What an honor," Singer wrote on Instagram with a picture of him in a director’s chair on the set of the biopic. "Thank you #HollywoodForeignPress."

The director did not attend the Globes.

What an honor. Thank you #HollywoodForeignPress

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According to the studio, Singer was fired because of his "unexpected availability." The Hollywood Reporter said Singer "went missing during production" on more than one occasion and clashed with the film’s stars. He was then replaced by Dexter Fletcher shortly before the film wrapped. However, because of DGA rules, Singer ultimately retained a director’s credit.

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