BAFTA Awards 2019 preview: 'The Favourite' leads with 12 nominations

Bohemian Rhapsody Saviour Of An 83-Year-Old Studio's Final Act

The 2019 BAFTA Film Awards will take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on February 10.

At the same time, Bafta announced changes in its membership process created to increase the percentage of women and ethnic minorities, after an anonymous membership survey in January 2016 found that 41% were female, 13% minority ethnic, and that the median age was 52. But it looks like he won't find many allies in the LGBTQ community; "Bohemian Rhapsody", a watershed film about a queer rockstar, was removed from the GLAAD Media Awards ballot last month following The Atlantic piece.

Singer had been nominated alongside Bohemian Rhapsody producers Graham King and Anthony McCarten in the category of Outstanding British Film.

The director Bryan Singer has had his Bafta nomination for his film Bohemian Rhapsody suspended due to allegations of sexual assault against him. BAFTA says Wednesday that the organization considers the alleged behavior unacceptable and incompatible with its values and that Singer has been informed of the suspension. Singer has denied the allegations. While the British Academy acknowledged his denial it maintained the suspension would stay in place "until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved".

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The statement said that Bohemian Rhapsody remains nominated in the outstanding British film category, and the other individuals named remain nominees.

Fox also issued a brief statement, saying: "We fully support BAFTA's decision". "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a biopic on late singer Freddie Mercury and the band Queen, and explores the rise of the band with a focus on Mercury's personal life, his sexuality and the way he dealt with his fame.

There are varying stories as to what eventually led to Singer being fired a few days later.

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