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You saw it coming, I saw it coming, we all saw it coming. Two weeks ago, the Golden Globes took place in Beverly Hills, California, and every a-list actor and actress from here to Gibraltar was there. If you got to see it, then you’ll remember what many are considering to be the highlight of the show. What highlight was that? Well, that would be Rami Malek winning best actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
If you didn’t get a chance to see this astounding film in theaters, you missed out big time. From start to finish this film was funny, heartwarming, sad, triumphant, and just all kinds of emotion wrapped into one. It truly told the story of not just Freddie, but Queen as a whole in the most beautiful and authentic way possible.
Upon winning the award for best actor, Malek fought back tears and gave a tender heartfelt speech that can only be described as emotionally grateful. Though choked up beyond description and visibly nervous, Malek spoke eloquently and managed to express his gratitude to everyone involved in the making of this film.
See the full speech below.
Malek went up against such nominees as Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased) and John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman). ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ also won the award for best motion picture beating out ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Black Panther’.
Rami Malek’s win at the Golden Globes is a massive step forward for the rock & roll community. Hardly ever is rock & roll shown in this kind of mainstream light anymore, and now with a victory like this and all of the upcoming rock biopics being made, it’s time to get excited for what the future holds!