Heeeee is the champion, my chums: Rami Malek has received the Oscar for Handiest Actor at the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday for his efficiency as Freddie Mercury within the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
“I deem about what it may perchance perchance well’ve been capture to uncover diminutive bubba Rami that one day this may perchance well happen to him, and I deem his curly haired diminutive recommendations would be blown,” stated Malek when he took the stage to earn the award. “That diminutive one became as soon as combating his identity, searching to figure himself out. I deem to anyone combating theirs and hunting for their mutter, listen, we made a film a couple of homosexual man, an immigrant, who lived his lifestyles fair unapologetically himself. The real fact that I’m celebrating him and this yarn with you tonight is proof that we’re craving for reviews esteem this.”
He persisted: “I am the son of immigrants from Egypt. I’m a considerable technology American, and portion of my yarn is being written fair now, and I is presumably no longer extra grateful to each and all and sundry of you and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It’s one thing I will esteem for the remainder of my lifestyles.”
The Mr. Robotic actor additionally thanked Queen “for allowing me to be the tiniest portion of your phenomenal, unparalleled legacy. I am endlessly to your debt.”
The film, which tracks Mercury’s upward push with the iconic band up via their display cover-stopping Stay Support efficiency, has loved both box deliver of enterprise success and a fruitful awards-season urge, specifically for Malek. The actor picked up a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA main up to the Oscars, and despite the incontrovertible fact that critics bear dinged the film for its portrayal of Mercury’s sexuality and his AIDS prognosis, Malek has stood by the yarn for honoring Mercury. “I deem the film celebrates Freddie Mercury’s lifestyles,” he previously told EW. “And that became as soon as the yarn that became as soon as on the page.”
Restful, Bohemian Rhapsody has been mired in controversy at the encourage of the scenes for some time: Director Bryan Singer abandoned production fair sooner than filming carried out — and became as soon as on account of this fact fired — leaving the uncredited Dexter Fletcher to wrap up. In January, Singer became as soon as hit with loads of current allegations of getting intercourse with underage boys during his career in an exposé printed in The Atlantic.
Malek has shunned discussing Singer in his acceptance speeches during the awards season up to now, however did commentary on the allegations in a discussion with The Hollywood Reporter, announcing, “I’ve sat right here and talked about how everyone deserves a mutter and anyone who needs to keep up a correspondence about what took deliver with Bryan deserves to bear their mutter heard. In my drawback with Bryan, it became as soon as no longer correct, below no conditions.”
The actor beat out fellow nominees Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), and Viggo Mortensen (Inexperienced Guide) for the capture.
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