In stark contrast, the star of Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek - who also won Best Actor - was deafeningly silent about Singer when taking the stage throughout the evening. Apart from the biopic, "Green Book", based on a true story of friendship and relationship between working class Italian-American bouncer who becomes a driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960's American South, also emerged as the top victor.
Its Golden Globes victories mark it out as one of the favourites for next month's Oscars.
"The Kominsky Method" won Golden Globes for best comedy and best actor for its star Michael Douglas. Dexter Fletcher was brought in to complete the project. Despite all this, Bohemian Rhapsody proved to be one of the biggest box office hits of past year.
In his acceptance speech, the actor praised the band Queen and especially Mercury, reported E!
One of the first questions posed to the filmmakers and Malek backstage was whether Singer's departure had been a big hurdle for the film. It beat Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Streat Could Talk and A Star Is Born.
"So, I thought I could easily go up and say, 'Hi, ' but in a moment like that ..."
What does this mean for the Oscars race?In fact, he said that many actors and "big names" approached him at the awards and fangirled a bit. But Glenn Close pulled off the shocker in that category, too, for her performance in "The Wife", as the spouse of a Nobel Prize-winning author.
"The only couch for a cast taken during the Fox party was 'Bohemian Rhapsody, '" the insider observed, noting that "everyone was talking about it". Gary Oldman won at both shows a year ago for his role in Darkest Hour.