Rami Malek bags another award for his performance as 'Best Actor' in Bohemian Rhapsody and this time, it's none other than the prestigious Oscars! After winning at the BAFTA's, SAG Awards and Golden Globes, the actor bagged another for his fine performance in the film at the 91st Academy Awards 2019.
The actor beat a battalion of strong contenders including Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) for the win.
[caption id="attachment_71662" align="aligncenter" width="1267"] Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in a still from the film.[/caption]
Bohemian Rhapsody, a film based on the graph of rock band Queen's lead singer Freddie Mercury's life, right from his struggle till their show-stopping performance at the Live Aid, has witnessed stellar Box Office success and also, a fruitful run at the awards season.
Moved by the win, Rami said in his speech, "Thank you, Queen. Thank you, guys, for allowing me to be the tiniest part of your phenomenal, extraordinary legacy. I am forever in your debt,"
He further added, "I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out,...To anyone struggling with [their identity] and trying to discover their voice. Listen, we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant,... We’re longing for stories like this. I am the son of immigrants from Egypt. I’m a first-generation American. Part of my story is being written right now.”
Well deserved, wouldn't you agree?