"Live from the Red Carpet" host and "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. "This is a monumental moment". Graham King, [producer] Denis O'Sullivan, everyone at Fox and New Regency, thank you guys so much.
"I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out", Malek, who is a first-generation American whose parents arrived in the country from Egypt, said during his emotional acceptance speech. "I am forever in your debt".
Rami Malek takes on the challenging part of playing Mercury in the movie and his acting talents have been recognised with a nod in the best actor category, backing up his Leading Actor success at the recent BAFTA Film Awards. "You are beyond immensely talented you have captured my heart".
He won the award over fellow nominees including Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate), and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book).
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When he died, his body was stuffed and is presently exhibited at the Charles Darwin Research Center in the Galapagos . The tortoise was found earlier in February during an expedition led by USA cable channel Animal Planet .
Malek has said that getting the prosthetic for Mercury's famously jutting teeth, a special dental appliance the actor started wearing a year before shooting the film, was key to his performance.
The band kicked things off with the 11/10 banger "We Will Rock You" followed by the group's 1977 hit "We are the Champions", complete with a video tribute to Freddie Mercury on the screen behind them.
The run-up to the 91st awards had been a series of missteps and backtracks by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.