To many in the film community's bafflement, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was the big winner at this year's Academy Awards.
'Bohemian Rhapsody' came away from the prestigious ceremony with five Oscars. It won Best Lead Actor (Rami Malek), Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
Now, in fairness, Rami Malek was brilliant as Freddie Mercury. And given it's a musical, the best sound editing and sound mixing accolades made sense. However no one understood the Best Editing win.
Tweeters will recall this clip from the movie making the rounds at one point:
this won best film editing huh..this is a joke pic.twitter.com/QYdLzRug8F
— xan black (slow) 🎬 (@madebyxan) February 25, 2019
'Bohemian Rhapsody's win made people question - do members of the Academy know what editing actually is?
Well if you're baffled as to what actually makes the editing of the Queen biopic so poor, Youtuber Thomas Flight has compiled a comprehensive explanation.
He cites lack of motivation, spacial continuity errors and bad pacing as just some of the reasons why 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is a lesson is how not to edit a movie.
You can watch the full video here: