The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody became the surprise big winner at this year's Golden Globes.

The movie, which was released in October 2018 and was directed by Bryan Singer, won the awards for Best Drama Motion Picture and Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture for Remi Malek's take on the iconic Queen frontman.

The film received mixed reviews from critics upon release, but performed well at the box office. That being said, its victory at the Globes was unexpected and reaction to the decision hasn't exactly been positive.

Much of the backlash has focused not necessarily on the quality of the film but two problematic subjects attached to it.

Firstly, the film only briefly touches on Mercury's sexuality and chooses instead to predominantly focus on his talent as a musician - but does cover his battle against AIDS.

Let's not forget that during an interview in October, Malek fumbled his words after being asked if he considered Mercury to be a gay icon.

Another controversial element attached to the film is the long-standing allegations of sexual assault against Bryan Singer.

It should be added that Singer left the production before filming was completed and was replaced by Dexter Fletcher, who was credited as an executive producer. Singer has also categorically denied the allegations against him.

There was no mention of Singer during any of the acceptance speeches, but he did thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Instagram.

Many comments on Twitter touched on these two problematic areas of the movie with some also criticising Green Book, which was awarded three awards on the evening.

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