When he tried to greet Nicole on stage, she turned her back and he couldn't get her attention.
"We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to see this outstanding Golden Globe-winning film, featuring Rami Malek's unbelievable Golden Globe-winning performance in theatres all over the USA and Canada in both its original form and in a never-before-experienced singalong version", he said.
"So, I thought I could easily go up and say, 'Hi, ' but in a moment like that ..."
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The film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama, beating A Star Is Born and Black Panther.
Now it is returning to screens to give Queen fans a chance to follow star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and belt out some of their favourite classic hits.
Speaking to the crowd, Malek said, "My heart is pounding out of my chest right now".
Responding to why he hadn't thanked Singer in either of his speeches, Malek was firm but evasive: "There's only one thing we needed to do and that was to celebrate Freddie Mercury in this film". The Mexican movie, which also took the prize for best director, is seen as an Oscar frontrunner in February.
"It's alright, I got love from Keith that night".
"So the fact that I knew Nicole [was there], I was like, 'Oh, here's a bit of safety, '" he continued.
In the video of the incident, which has since gone viral, Malek was seen moving to greet Kidman, who had presented the award.
The results of Sunday night's 75th Golden Globe Awards have surprised some film critics and pundits.
The film is also being expanded from 1,000 theaters to more than 1,300 on Friday.