I do love to go to the movies, but watching The Oscars is a bit of a bore for me. If you can catch the big awards, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Director that’s fine, but sitting through most of the presentations and the acceptance speeches is more than overwhelming for me! However, this year I think I’ll be tuned in a little more aggressively simply because of the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody.”Rami Malek who protrayed Fredie Mercury is already a two time winner for best actor from the Golden Globes and the SAG awards and I’d love to see him make it a clean sweep. Plus, Queen will take the stage at the Oscars next weekend. “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” The announcement comes as Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about Queen’s late frontman Freddie Mercury, garners critical acclaim. The film is up for five awards on Sunday, including best picture and best sound mixing. Rami Malek, who plays Mercury, has been nominated for best actor in a leading role. The film also took home a couple of Golden Globes last month including best picture, drama and has ratcheted up sales at the box office to become the highest-grossing music biopic of all time. Two present-day and original members of Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor and the band’s manager, Jim Beach, are all listed as producers on the biopic. Lambert has been performing occasionally with Queen since the 2009 American Idol season that launched his career. The collaboration Queen + Adam Lambert has toured across the world, including in North America, Europe and Australia. John Deacon, the band’s retired bassist and third surviving original member, hasn’t performed with the group in years, nor was he involved with Bohemian Rhapsody.
Queen fans rejoice and tune in! I think they’re opening the show!