Is the rock biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" poised to become the greatest rock movie of all time? After a big night at the Golden Globes, where it picked up the award for best picture, and Rami Malek won best actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, the film scored five nominations for the 91st Academy Awards.
For Best Picture, it will be up against Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice. In the Best Actor category, Rami Malek will compete for the top prize against Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book).
The movie has also been nominated for Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Editing.
The 91st Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday Feb. 24 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with the telecast beginning at 8PM on ABC.
I had a chance to interview the cast just before the film opened in November. There's no way they could have dreamed that it would earn over $800 million and pick up all these awards and nominations.
Listen to Rami Malek talk about what it was like to film the opening "Live Aid" scene and the research they all did to get their portrayal of Queen just right.