BAFTA is the latest awards ceremony to cancel embattled director, Bryan Singer's nominations for new flick, 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will be handing out the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday, but Singer’s nomination for “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the Outstanding British Film category has been suspended.
Singer has been rocked with allegations of sexual misconduct against underage boys, but a recent report from The Atlantic was the last nail in the Hollywood director's coffin. The BAFTA announcement comes just weeks after GLAAD removed the film from its Media Awards nominations.
Here is BAFTA’s statement in full:
"In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been suspended, effective immediately.
BAFTA considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination. BAFTA notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore 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.
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.
BAFTA will make no further statement on this matter during the period of suspension."