‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Scores Four Oscars, Including Best Actor for Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

2019-02-25

Story by Cat Badra, photo countess of Twentieth Century Fox

Rami Malek took home the 2019 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

The Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” was up for multiple Academy Awards at the Oscars last night (Feb. 24), and the film delivered, picking up a total of four Academy Awards, including the coveted Best Actor for Rami Malek for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

“Bohemian Rhapsody’s” four Academy Awards included Best Actor, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Film Editing, and that total was the most awards of any movie at the 2019 Oscars. The evening’s Best Picture winner, “Green Book,” earned a total of three awards.

“I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out,” Rami Malek said as he accepted his award. His win wasn’t a huge surprise, as many critics named him at the top of the list of Oscar contenders for his performance as the late, great Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

“Thank you, Queen. Thank you guys for being, for allowing me to be the tiniest part of your phenomenal, extraordinary legacy. I am forever in your debt,” he said during the speech.

Malek added, “Listen: We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself. And 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. I’m a first-generation American and part of my story is being written right now.”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” was introduced during the Oscars by Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, who starred in the 1992 comedy “Wayne’s World,” which gave “Bohemian Rhapsody” a big push in the early-’90s when it appeared in the show.

The surviving members of Queen opened the Academy Awards, making them the first rock band in history to open the show. Current singer Adam Lambert performed with the band.

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