Bafta suspends Bryan Singer nomination amid misconduct allegations
Los Angeles — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it is suspending its nomination of director Bryan Singer amid accusations that he sexually assaulted minors.
Singer had been among those nominated for his work on the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, from which he was fired from in late 2017. Bafta said on Wednesday that the organisation considers the alleged behaviour unacceptable and incompatible with its values and that Singer has been informed of the suspension.
The Atlantic magazine last month published an expose detailing the stories of four alleged victims who said they were seduced and molested by Singer while underage. Singer has denied the allegations.
The film and others nominated for it will remain eligible for Baftas, which will be presented Sunday.