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Bryan Singer

Bafta has removed Bryan Singer’s name from Bohemian Rhapsody’s outstanding British film nomination in response to accusations against the director.

He was previously named alongside producers Graham King and Anthony McCarten in the category.

Singer was accused of sexual misconduct with underage boys earlier this year by The Atlantic. The director denies any wrongdoing.

In a statement ahead of the film awards this weekend (Feb 10), Bafta said: “In light of recent very serious allegations, Bafta has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for Bohemian Rhapsody has been suspended, effective immediately.

“Bafta considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination. 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 respect of the film remain nominees.

“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.”

Bohemian Rhapsody has seven Bafta nominations in all, and has already won best drama at this year’s Golden Globes.