Rami Malek Wins Best Actor in a Drama For 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at the 2019 Golden Globes

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Rami Malek from “Bohemian Rhapsody” accepts the Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama award onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Rami Malek received the award for best actor in a motion picture drama at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (Jan. 6).

Malek portrayed Freddy Mercury in the highly-acclaimed Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The film also took home the award for best motion picture.

“I am beyond moved. My heart is pounding out of my chest right now,” Malek said. “This is a profound honor to receive this and to be counted among such extraordinary actors. I am privileged to be counted among you.”  


Malek was up against Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Lucas Hedges and John David Washington in the category. It was his third Golden Globes nomination, and first win.  

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