“Bohemian Rhapsody” scored two wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, but most of the cast had to wait for the afterparties to celebrate due to the Hollywood Foreign Press’ ticketing rules.
Rami Malek, who won the award for best actor in a drama motion picture, walked the red carpet with co-star and girlfriend Lucy Boynton and he sat at a table with the film’s producers inside the actual ceremony.
But while he accepted the award for best drama motion picture with the film’s producers Graham King and Jim Beach, the rest of the cast watched the show from the Fox-hosted celebration on the roof deck at The Beverly Hilton as the Golden Globes were being held inside the ballroom at the same location, an insider told Page Six on Thursday.
Our insider said that the “producers took all the tickets for themselves” and since their win was such a surprise “family members of producers were on stage to accept the award.” We’re told that one producer even brought multiple guests with them.
Partygoers realized that the cast was among them and not inside the swanky ceremony when Boynton, Joe Mazzello and Ben Hardy “freaked out screaming when they won,” the insider said, noting that “Lucy wasn’t even there to go on stage or do the press room.”
Malek posed for both solo shots and group photos in the press room. His group shots were alongside Beach, King, Mike Meyers and Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor. Meyers presented an award earlier in the night.
“The only couch for a cast taken during the Fox party was ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’” the insider observed, noting that “everyone was talking about it.”
A separate source told us that the snafu occurred because the studio behind the picture wasn’t given much of a choice, as the Hollywood Foreign Press simply does not have enough seats in the ballroom to seat everyone associated with each film. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was only given enough tickets to fill about two-thirds of the main film table, and some of those seats were filled with Queen members.
It is also believed that Meyers gave up his seat.