He truly is the champion. Rami Malek has just beat out some of Hollywood’s finest to take the Best Actor award at the 2019 Oscars for his riveting performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Rami Malek was up against four truly talented stars at the 91st Academy Awards. However, the Mr. Robot lead ultimately took the Academy Award for Best Actor and delivered a heartfelt speech celebrating Freddie Mercury and Malek’s own immigrant story.
Malek beat out Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Viggo Mortensen, and Bradley Cooper.
Malek took to the stage shakily, admitting that he wasn’t even sure where his mother was seated. Nevertheless, he declared his love for his mom. “I love you, lady,” he said before thanking everyone who believed in him.
The young actor also expressed his appreciation to Mercury’s band Queen for allowing him to be “the tiniest part” of the group’s legacy. “I am forever in your debt,” Malek said.
Malek also pointed out that his win was a testament to people wanting to hear stories like that of Mercury’s.
“Listen, we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant who lived his life just unapologetically himself,” he said. “The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this.”
Malek revealed how his own story somehow mirrors that of Mercury’s.
The other nominees were Christian Bale for Vice, Willem Dafoe for At Eternity’s Gate, Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born, and Viggo Mortensen for Green Book. This is Malek’s first Oscar win.
Malek had previously won the Best Actor award at BAFTA and the Golden Globes. His performance in Bohemian Rhapsody continues to astound audiences.
Watch Rami Malek’s Oscars acceptance speech:
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10 Rock Stars Who Are Also Comic Book Writers
Yes, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance wrote ‘Umbrella Academy’ before it was a hit Netflix series!
Make no mistake about it: despite their intimidating looks and stage presence, some of the world's biggest rock artists actually have a thing for comic books.
Yes, these musicians have achieved tremendous success in the industry but as it appears, music isn't their only way of expressing their creativity. Check out this cool list of 10 rock stars who also write their own comic book stories!
1. Gerard Way
French Fencing Federation Now Recognizes Lightsaber Dueling As An Official Sport
The Force is strong in France… Star Wars fans, rejoice!
Star Wars fans, rejoice! Lightsaber dueling has now been officially recognized as a sport by the fencing federation of France.
Lightsabers, considered as an iconic weapon in pop culture because of the hit sci-fi franchise, is definitely more than just a movie prop as more and more people have developed an interest in using it for tournaments. The distinct sound and colorful blades make the matches a delight to watch and in some occasions, participants would even dress up similar to Star Wars characters.
Ja Rule Reportedly Reveals Plans For Fyre Festival 2
What’s the worst that could happen, right?
There is little doubt that Fyre Festival was one of the biggest social media fails of all time. The event that was meant to be a luxurious getaway in the Bahamas turned into a disastrous weekend for hundreds of people as they were stranded on the island of Exuma. So what are the chances that this could happen again? Well surprise, surprise! Co-founder Ja Rule admits there are already plans for Fyre Festival 2.
Things certainly got crazy during the first Fyre Festival. Although attendees were promised luxurious accommodations, authentic island cuisine, and private concerts, they found themselves having to sleep in tents, eating cheese sandwiches with no artists performing at the site. The whole incident was truly a nightmare but Ja Rule seems to be intent on giving it another try.
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