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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Rami Malek accepts the Actor in a Leading Role award for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Rami Malek and his incredible performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody has yielded him an Academy Award for Best Actor.

“I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out,” said Malek in his acceptance speech. He also made sure to thank Queen and said, “I am forever in your debt.”

Malek touched on the importance of Mercury’s story being told saying, “I think to anyone struggling… we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself. The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this.”

Rami Malek Accepts the Oscar for Lead Actor

Watch Rami Malek's Oscar 2019 acceptance speech for Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Watch more highlights from Oscars 2019 on Oscar.com and in the ABC app!



In addition to Malek’s win, Bohemian Rhapsody also picked up Oscar wins for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Film Editing.

Sound Editing

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Accepts the Oscar for Sound Editing

Watch John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone accept the Oscar for Sound Editing for BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY at Oscars 2019. See more Oscar acceptance speeches and highlights on Oscar.com and in the ABC app!


Sound Mixing

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Accepts the Oscar for Sound Mixing

Watch Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali accept the Oscar for Sound Mixing for BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY at Oscars 2019. See more Oscar acceptance speeches and highlights on Oscar.com and in the ABC app!


Film Editing

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Accepts the Oscar for Film Editing

Watch John Ottman accept the Oscar for Film Editing for BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY at Oscars 2019. See more Oscar acceptance speeches and highlights on Oscar.com and in the ABC app!

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.