Upset fans of 'A Star Is Born' slam Golden Globes and declare that Lady Gaga was 'robbed' of her award
Critics and film-goers furiously tweeted about 'Bohemian Rhapsody's shocking win for Best Motion Picture Drama over the hotly tipped 'A Star Is Born' which only took home one award
Upset fans took to Twitter to slam the Hollywood Foreign Press for their 'baffling' Golden Globes Awards on Sunday night. Critics and film-goers alike furiously tweeted about the shocking win of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as Best Motion Picture Drama over the hotly tipped 'A Star Is Born' — which only managed to bag an award in one of its categories — Best Original Song given to 'Shallow' — out of the five it was nominated for.
Despite the negative reviews when it was released last year, the Queen biopic fought off competition from 'A Star Is Born', 'Black Panther', 'BlacKkKlansman' and 'If Beale Street Could Talk' to win the coveted prize after becoming the highest grossing music biopic of all time.
Bradley Cooper was also beat by 'Bohemian Rhapsody's Rami Malek in the Best Actor — Drama category while Lady Gaga Gaga lost to 'The Wife's Glenn Close in the Best Actress — Drama category.
Matthew Bond had previously reviewed both titles for Mail's Event magazine, calling Bohemian Rhapsody "a film of terrible hair, terrible teeth, and terrifying male catsuits... with undeniable emotional impact." But of 'A Star Is Born', he said: 'Honestly, I could watch the first 45 minutes of 'A Star Is Born' over and over – and over – again.'
While 'Bohemian Rhapsody' got a 62% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, 'A star is Born' got a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Look I don’t mean to be salty but the critics and public ratings for Bohemian Rhapsody vs A Star Is Born ... pic.twitter.com/IK092tXRjo— Ina Garten (@whaeeeeeeeeeeet) 7 January 2019
Fans took on Twitter to question if the Hollywood Foreign Press had even watched 'A Star Is Born', with one user using an image of a blindfolded Sandra Bullock from hit Netflix drama 'Birdbox' and quipped: "the Hollywood foreign press watching 'A Star is Born'."
Another agreed, "I feel personally hurt from how much 'A Star Is Born' got robbed tonight."
Others hit out at 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and its portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, with one tweeting: "'Bohemian Rhapsody' is exactly the kind of LGBTQ representation we don't need winning mainstream recognition."
Some fans were also upset that 'A Star is Born' lead Lady Gaga lost out to Glenn Close in the Best Actress category, with one fan tweeting: "Hello I redownloaded twitter just to say that Lady Gaga was robbed and should've won the best actress! Okay bye!"