The veteran actress revealed that Bohemian Rhapsody won the Golden Globe, beating out crowd favourites, including Black Panther and A Star Is Born. This was only the latest in a long series of controversies for Singer, who has faced lawsuits for alleged sexual assault.
"What an honor. Thank you, #HollywoodForeignPress", Singer wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo from the film's set in which he is sitting in the director's chair. Malek took the stage with his fellow castmates and, as Kidman was walking away from the mic, he attempted to get her attention to no avail.
"What an honour. Thank you", he captioned the image after the Sunday night ceremony.
It won the award for best motion picture, drama, and Malek also took home best actor in a drama.
In November, Brian May, the lead guitarist of Queen, praised Malek's portrayal of Mercury and said he deserves an Oscar for his performance. It also bagged the biggest movie award of the night - best drama.
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People tuning in to watch the 76 Golden Globes were probably prepared to hear "And the award for. goes to A Star Is Born" a lot.
He previously said: "It is unreal for me".
It's been shortlisted in the Outstanding British Film, Costume Design, Make-Up & Hair, Cinematography, Editing and Sound categories, while Rami Malek is up for the Leading Actor award.
Civil rights dramedy "Green Book" was the numerical victor - if not the prestige player - picking up awards for best comedy movie, best supporting actor Mahershala Ali and best screenplay.
Singer, who was not present at the awards, celebrated the film's win on Instagram.