The Best Actor Oscar Goes To Rami Malek For Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Malek has won best actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek is the first actor of Arab descent to win an Oscar – he is the second actor of Arab descent to be nominated for one, the first being Omar Sharif, the star of Lawrence of Arabia.
“To anyone trying to discover their voice, listen – we made a film about a gay man and immigrant who lived his life unapologetically himself,” he said, in his acceptance speech, adding: “The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this.”
Best Actor goes to @ItsRamiMalek. “To anyone trying to discover their voice, listen – we made a film about a gay man and immigrant who lived his life unapologetically himself.” https://t.co/AKHT4BwOJ9 #Oscars pic.twitter.com/VyklhSIY6d
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 25, 2019
“I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American. And part of my story is being written right now. And I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life,” he added.