Rami Malek Wins Award For Best Lead Actor at BAFTA Awards
Rami Malek’s march to Academy Awards glory continues, as he just snagged the “Best Lead Actor” award at the BAFTA Awards for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody.
“Thank you to Bafta for this gorgeous gift,” the 37-year old said in his acceptance speech at the British Academy Film Awards. “I still cannot believe I’m included in this group of actors I so respect and admire. I share this with you guys, I thank my lucky stars.”
“Thank you so very much to Queen, the entire Queen family, I wouldn’t be here without you,” he continued. “And to the greatest outsider of them all, for being so unwavering and unflinching and uncompromising in every which way, thank you Freddie Mercury again.”
Malek is on a roll. He also won for “Outstanding Performance” at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Bohemian Rhapsody also picked up a BAFTA for “Best Sound.”
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