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Rami Malek Wins Best Actor Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek Wins Best Actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Rami Malek Wins Best Actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

This is the actor's first Academy Award, for his portrayal of bisexual rock legend Freddie Mercury.

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Rami Malek just won his first Academy Award for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in 2018's Bohemian Rhapsody.

"This is a monumental moment," said Malek in his acceptance speech. 

He continued:

"We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life unapogeltically himself. We're longing for stories like this."

The film was a massive box office success, bringing in over $800,000 worldwide, making it the highest grossing LGBTQ film of all time.

It's also faced a fair share of controversy when sexual assault allegations against the movie's director, Bryan Singer, resurfaced. He was fired for the film's production in its eleventh hour, reportedly for his poor professional behavior, but he's still set to make money from the film's success and would effectively snatch an Oscar of his own if it wins tonight's Best Picture nomination. 

LGBTQ critics have also argued that the film sterilized Freddie Mercury's sexuality to cater to straight audiences.

Nevertheless, Malek's win is a victory for LGBTQ representation, which will hopefully continue to get better in the future.

Bohemian Rhapsody was nominated for four more Academy Awards tonight, including Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing.

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!