BAFTA suspends Bryan Singer's nomination

BAFTA Takes Singer's Name Off 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Nom

FILE PHOTO: Director Bryan Singer arrives at a screening of X-Men Apocalypse at a cinema in London, Britain, May 9, 2016.

Why is the history of the film Bohemian Rhapsody so controversial? Singer was sacked as the director of "Bohemian Rhapsody" three weeks before filming was complete, a move which coincided with a lawsuit filed by a Seattle man who claims Singer raped him in 2003, when he was 17-years-old.

The film-maker had been named in the outstanding British film category, but the academy said his name has been suspended from the nomination "effective immediately".

NEW YORK-Rami Malek says working with director Bryan Singer before the latter was sacked from "Bohemian Rhapsody" was "not pleasant".

More news: Fire Extinguished At Automated Complex Of Britain's Ocado

In previous interviews, Malek has said he had "creative differences" with Singer. BAFTA says Wednesday that the organization considers the alleged behavior unacceptable and incompatible with its values and that Singer has been informed of the suspension. This has led to Mr. Singer's suspended nomination.

The move, which comes amid the #MeToo push-back against sexual assault in Hollywood, appears to be among the first times that a major awards nomination was withdrawn due to allegations of sexual misconduct. King and McCarten remain nominated, while Bohemian Rhapsody will also contest a further six BAFTA Awards. Singer has denied those claims as well, calling the article a "homophobic smear piece" that was "conveniently timed" to take advantage of Bohemian Rhapsody's success.

Nominees for best British film - a separate category - are Channel Islands thriller Beast, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, fashion documentary McQueen, Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan and Ollie and crime thriller You Were Never Really Here. "Something tells me it probably won then", one astute netizen observed.

Related News:



Most liked

Roger Stone Cites Kim Kardashian’s Instagram Following in Argument Against Gag Order
But it wasn't CNN that scored an exclusive video of Stone being walked from the home by agents. It looks like a high-stakes raid, but CNN's cameraman is still 40 feet away filming it all.

Quebec mosque shooter sentenced to life with no parole for 40 years
More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in January 2017 when he began shooting during evening prayers. On the other hand, the judge said, Bissonnette had no previous criminal record, he pleaded guilty and he expressed remorse.

Finnish basic income trial: creates happiness, but not jobs
UBI is one of those rare issues that attracts equally strong support - and criticism - from all parts of the political spectrum. The majority of Finnish political parties in the current parliament do not support basic income as defined for the test.

France Joins U.S. in Questioning Gas Pipeline Backed by Merkel
German businesses have invested heavily in Nord Stream 2 and former Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder is running the project. Although Chancellor Merkel has always been a proponent of the pipeline, not everyone in Germany shares her enthusiasm.

Theresa May tries to buy time as the Brexit clock ticks down
The prime minister is to urge MPs to give her more time to secure changes to her Brexit deal. It's got to know where we're heading before we leave'.

All medals for 2020 Toyko Olympics to be made from recycled waste
Medals for the 2020 Olympics will be made from recycled electronic devices, the Tokyo Organising Committee has announced . At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, about 30 per cent of the silver and bronze in medals came from recycled materials.

Hailey Bieber Opens Up About 'Surprise' Proposal From Justin
She also found herself the target of Bieber's fans, and many people on social media were also not optimistic about their marriage. Soon, Justin and Hailey were engaged and spotted surreptitiously visiting the Marriage Bureau in New York City .

New Android Bug Can Let Hackers Attack Phone With PNG Image File
Opening a cute cat meme or innocent landscape photo may seem harmless enough, but if it happens to be in a. We review products independently , but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

6 year-old battling cancer sworn in as police officer
The little girl fought off a kidney cancer only to have it return, and doctors have told her parents there is no cure. Despite that struggle, Abigail says she still wanted to become a police officer.

A bunch of BioWare classics are coming to console this year
What's more, Skybound Games says that we'll be hearing much more about the enhancements in the coming months. Skybound Games was founded in 2018 by CEO Ian Howe, which acts as a division of Skybound Entertainment.

You Almost Have to Respect This $900,000 Kanye West Fashion Week Scam
The media outlet has stressed that Kanye had no knowledge of the performance and the scam: he received none of the money. TMZ reports that the guy involved is "a former friend" of the singer's and a one-time associate of G.O.O.D.

Florida Man Dances Through Field Sobriety Test, Is Arrested For DUI
At one point in the tests, Larson was instructed to walk heel-to-toe across a piece of tape stretched out on the ground. It may have looked like a party in the west Florida town of Holiday, but it was actually a roadside sobriety test.

Chucky Is Back & More Sinister Than Ever in New ‘Child’s Play’ Remake
Today, kids are engaging with technology in their everyday lives, and Child's Play captures this concept in its story line. We'll find out if the new lineup can win over skeptics when the film hits theaters on June 21st, 2019.

Russian-Ukrainian political operative was at Trump inauguration: filing
Kilimnik, who was indicted past year on charges of witness tampering in Manafort's case, has denied having ties to Russian spy agencies.

Vivo V15 Phone Screams Excess With 32MP Pop-Up Selfie Camera
The tech website reported citing the trusted source that the Oppo F11 Pro will have 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage . In the meantime, a report by MySmartPrice has revealed some key specifications and the alleged pricing of the smartphone.