‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ rocks Golden Globes with surprise coda

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In an upset, "Bohemian Rhapsody", the biopic about Freddie Mercury and British rock band Queen, won best drama at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday.

The big win was preceded by Rami Malek winning Best Actor - Drama for his performance as Mercury.

It was Gaga's second Globe win: In 2016, she won best actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television for her role in FX's "American Horror Story: Hotel".

Malek thanked surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, but saved his biggest praise for Mercury. "Thank you to Satan for giving me the inspiration on how to play this role", he joked. I tried to take everything he was struggling with, his complication, his chaos, his turmoil and this beauty inside of him.

FYI: Rami is wearing Givenchy with a Cartier watch and cufflinks.

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It is Malek's first Golden Globe win.

The two trophies were the final prizes in a ceremony that had been expected to be a consecration for A Star is Born - starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the age-old Hollywood fable of an ailing performer and his muse - which went into the night with five nods.

Co-host Sandra Oh, who was born in Canada of Asian descent, paid tribute to the slew of Golden Globe-nominated films and TV shows featuring black and Asian actors and directors, including "Crazy Rich Asians", "Black Panther", and "BlacKkKlansman".

"If I could take a moment here in all honesty, I said "Yes" to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change", Oh said.

"This is a profound honour to receive this and to be counted among such extraordinary actors".

Spanish language Roma, a semi-autobiographical film by legendary Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, snatched the foreign language category and best directing.

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