Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer’s name has been eliminated from the movie’s BAFTA Awards nomination attributable to allegations he sexually abused minors.
The Queen bioipic stays nominated within the Excellent British Movie class, however Singer received’t be named if the film wins on the ceremony on Sunday (10Feb19).
The filmmaker, who was fired from the movie in December, 2017 after failing to report again to the set after a Thanksgiving break, has been accused of abusing teenage boys as a part of an article revealed in The Atlantic final month (Jan19).
He has denied the allegations, calling the article a “homophobic smear piece”.
However it seems BAFTA bosses are usually not ready for lawmakers to rule on the claims earlier than suspending the director for alleged behaviour they take into account “completely unacceptable and incompatible” with their values.
His suspension will stay in place till “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,” a press release reads. “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.”
A spokesman for 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the movie, has additionally launched a press release, which reads partly: “We fully support BAFTA’s decision.”
Within the wake of The Atlantic’s report, officers at GLAAD disqualified Bohemian Rhapsody from their annual Media Awards nominations.