Queen, fronted by gay popstar Adam Lambert, opened the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday (24 February).
With renditions of We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions, they paid homage to late frontman, Freddie Mercury.
Lambert and Queen performed with Mercury’s image behind them.
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Hollywood blockbuster Bohemian Rhapsody tracks the rise of Queen’s fame from the early days of original front man Mercury’s career as a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport.
It is nominated for five Oscars. It has already picked up one for sound mixing.
Queerest Oscars yet?
Movie fans are gearing up for the most LGBTI-inclusive Oscars in history this Sunday (24 February).
For the first time, more than half of the Best Picture nominations include LGBTI characters or actors.
LGBTI characters, actors, directors, and screenwriters have been nominated for awards across the board.
This year’s nominees ‘reflect a banner year for LGBTQ inclusion in film’ US LGBTQ organization GLAAD said.
‘The diversity across the full list of nominations should be celebrated and will no doubt lead to more inclusive, culture-changing films’ said GLAAD Presiden Sarah Kate Ellis.