Rami Malek Pays Homage to Freddie Mercury After Winning Oscar Award for ‘Best Actor’

Rami Malek is an actor that has been buzzed about all over the internet since the release of the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, he got his well deserved Oscar-award for ‘Best Actor’ for his portrayal of rock star, the late Freddie Mercury. Malek also won the SAG-AFTRA and British Academy prizes for the performance.

Malek went on to say, “We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself, The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this. I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American, And part of my story is being written right now. And I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life.” In addition to thanking the late Mercury, he thanked Queen “for letting me be the tiniest part of your phenomenal, extraordinary legacy. I am forever in your debt.”

Malek’s victory marks the 12th time in 17 years that the lead actor Oscar has gone to the star of a biopic. Recent winners have included Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) and Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”).

Bohemian Rhapsody‘ also won Oscars for sound editing and sound mixing.

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