Will Rami Malek win an Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody?

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Is it just fantasy?

Star of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek, has been sweeping at awards season so far. Malek has won the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the BAFTAs. With that straight streak, he’s the number one bet to win the coveted Academy Award, which airs on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Though it seems like Malek is already a shoo-in for the Best Actor Oscar, he’s still got some pretty solid competition and has been mostly put up against Christian Bale, who played President Dick Cheney in Vice, into the Best Actor arena.

Anyone who has seen Bohemian Rhapsody would vouch for how well Malek mimicked Mercury from the rockstar legend’s showmanship to the little mannerisms, Malek was certainly the biopic’s life force. With just minimal prosthetics (nose and teeth) and working with a movement coach, Malek was able to successfully recreate Mercury’s memorable performances.

Strong as Malek’s chances may be, Bohemian Rhapsody did not come out unscathed from controversy especially in the recent weeks leading up to the Academy Awards. The film itself could somehow not escape the allegations that surround its first director Bryan Singer. Still, despite all the hullaballoo, Bohemian Rhapsody surprisingly won the Golden Globes for Best Picture.

So will he be the one to take home that Oscar? So far, he’s the one to beat despite him having the flashiest performance of the five nominees in the category. Though in recent years, the Academy would lean more on understated performances, for Malek his showy over subtle performance looks to be in his favor.

In the movie, he did the whole spectrum of theatrics: song, dance,  discourse, th works. And then there’s the Live Aid concert at the end of the film, which has taken a life of its own.  Just by that scene in the film alone,  Malek could end up killing the competition.

Final voting for the Academy Awards closes Tuesday, February 19, 2019.