Lady Gaga fans threaten to riot, call Golden Globes a joke after A Star is Born snub
Lady Gaga fans have threatened to ‘riot’ after the actor/singer was snubbed at the 2019 Golden Globes, along with her co-star Bradley Cooper, and their film, A Star is Born. Read reactions here.Updated: Jan 07, 2019, 14:39 IST
A Star is Born fans are slamming the 2019 Golden Globes, for snubbing stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, widely considered to be the favourites heading into the awards. In the end, Glenn Close beat Gaga for her performance in The Wife, and Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek won the best actor award over hot favourite Bradley Cooper. Although not the front-runner, Cooper also lost in the best director category to Roma’s Alfonso Cuaron.
Several people on Twitter immediately reacted by calling the Globes ‘a joke’. For Bohemian Rhapsody to be favoured over the likes of Black Panther, BlackKklansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, in addition to A Star is Born, was seen as a unexpected turn of events. Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic on Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury that wasn’t all that well received by critics, has been directed by Bryan Singer, who has been accused several times of sexually harassing young boys. Singer was fired midway through production for absenteeism, and was replaced by Dexter Fletcher, who brought the film home, all the way to a global haul of over $700 million.
“Bohemian Rhapsody has just won over If Beale Street Can Talk. That’s it. That’s the joke,” one person wrote.
Gaga took to Twitter and wrote, “I am so beyond grateful for this Golden Globe & honoured to have won it w/ @MarkRonson @Wyattish , Anthony Rossomando and to have sang it with Bradley Cooper. I also could not be happier for Glenn Close winning tonight. She is a true legend and deserves every award. Thank you HFPA.”
Her fans, however, threatened to ‘riot’. The Little Monsters, as they’re known, took to social media to voice their displeasure. Gaga did, however, win one Globe, for Best Original Song.
Here are some reactions:
A Star is Born is still an Oscars favourite, with voting for the prestigious awards set to begin shortly. The Academy Awards will be held on February 25, with nominations announced on January 23. Meanwhile, the film has grossed more than $350 million worldwide.
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