Rami Malek, winner of the award for best performance actor in a leading role for “Bohemian Rhapsody”, kisses his award at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.
Malek receives the best actor trophy Sunday for his portrayal of the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, called it a “monumental moment.” He thanked members of the band in attendance.
He lauded “Bohemian Rhapsody” for telling the story of a gay man and an immigrant who lived his life as “unapologetically himself.” Mercury, who was born in Zanzibar to parents from India, moved to England with his family as a teenager.
Malek noted that he himself is the son of immigrants, from Egypt, and a first-generation American. He gave a shout-out to his mother — “I love you, lady” — and regretted that his father was not alive.
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