Bryan Singer’s name has been removed from Bohemian Rhapsody’s British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) nominations, as the world continues to respond to the numerous accusations of sexual assault against the director, which he denies.
The 53-year-old X-Men director was previously named alongside the film’s producers, Anthony McCarten and Graham King, in the Outstanding British Film category.
“In light of recent very serious allegations, British Academy of Film and Television Arts has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for Bohemian Rhapsody has been suspended, effective immediately,” a statement read.
“Bafta considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination.”
The statement then added: “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 the respect of the film remain nominees.
“Bafta believe 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.”
The film has been nominated for seven awards at the event, which will be held on Monday, February 11 (AEST).
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