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British film awards strips Bryan Singer's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' nomination

2019-02-07

"Bohemian Rhapsody" director Bryan Singer has been removed from BAFTA Awards nomination following sex-abuse allegations. (VCG via Getty Images)

The British film academy is already presenting its first drama — four days before the awards ceremony.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer has been stripped of his film’s BAFTA Awards nomination after allegations of sexually abusing underage boys has come to light, reported BBC News.

BAFTA, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, says “Bohemian Rhapsody” will retain its nomination for Outstanding British Film, but Singer’s nomination has been “suspended.”

Singer, 53, has denied the allegations, referring to them as a homophobic smear after The Atlantic published its bombshell report.

The director, who also helmed “The Usual Suspects” and four installments of the “X-Men” series, was canned three weeks before filming wrapped for “unreliable behavior on the set.”

Singer, whose name remains of the movie’s credits, claims he had been ill and the studio was “unwilling to accommodate” him during his sickness.

In a statement released on Wednesday, BAFTA said it considered the alleged behavior “completely unacceptable and incompatible” with its values. While recognizing Singer’s denial of the allegation, his suspension would remain in place “until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ remains nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, and the other individuals named as candidates in respect of the film remain nominees,” read a statement from the agency. “BAFTA believes everyone has the right to a fulfilling career in a safe, professional working environment, and it will continue to collaborate with the film, games and television industries to achieve this.”