20 Century Fox Supports BAFTA in Bryan Singer Suspension From Award Nomination
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Calling the Bohemian Rhapsody director's alleged sexual abuse on minors 'completely unacceptable,' BAFTA bosses announce their decision to remove his name from 2019 nominations list.

AceShowbiz - "Bohemian Rhapsody" director Bryan Singer's name has been removed from the film's BAFTA Awards nomination due to allegations he sexually abused minors.

The Queen bioipic remains nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, but Singer won't be named if the movie wins at the ceremony on Sunday, February 10.

The filmmaker, who was fired from the film in December, 2017 after failing to report back to the set after a Thanksgiving break, has been accused of abusing teenage boys as part of an article published in The Atlantic last month (January 2019).

He has denied the allegations, calling the article a "homophobic smear piece".

But it appears BAFTA bosses are not waiting for lawmakers to rule on the claims before suspending the director for alleged behaviour they consider "completely unacceptable and incompatible" with their values.

His suspension will 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," a statement reads. "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."

A spokesman for 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the film, has also released a statement, which reads in part: "We fully support BAFTA's decision."

In the wake of The Atlantic's report, officials at GLAAD disqualified "Bohemian Rhapsody" from their annual Media Awards nominations.

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