People tuning in to watch the 76th Golden Globes were probably prepared to hear 'And the award for... goes to A Star Is Born' a lot. But the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had other ideas for the glitzy night in Los Angeles.
Don't get me wrong, Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury was phenomenal and the film itself is brilliant, however it was certainly not generating the same amount of buzz as the Bradley Cooper-directed film.
Malek closed out his speech by dedicating his award to the man he played on screen, saying: "Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man. This is for and because of you, gorgeous."
The 37-year-old, LA-born actor also paid tribute to the other members of Queen, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who he sat with for the ceremony. He thanked them 'for ensuring that authenticity and inclusivity exists in music and in the world and all of us'.
But it wasn't all doom and gloom for the stars attached to A Star is Born, which was nominated for five awards including Best Actor, Picture, Actress and Director, as it walked away with Best Original Song for 'Shallow'.
Lady Gaga with her Golden Globe. Credit: PA
Lady Gaga fought back tears when the award was announced and she told the crowd: "As a woman in music it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and songwriter. These three men lifted me up."
Gaga lost out to Glenn Close for the Best Actress category, who won for her role in The Wife.
Christian Bale picked up the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), thanks to his turn as Dick Cheney in Vice. Many viewers online seemed shocked during his speech because they forgot the English actor has a, um, English accent.
He also thought it was fitting to thank none other than the devil for giving him the pizzazz he needed to win the award, telling the audience: "Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role."
Olivia Colman thanked her 'bitches', aka her co-stars Emma Stone and and Rachel Weisz, as she accepted her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
She took on the role of Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite, which is set in the early 18th Century and focuses on two women jockeying to be court favourites.
Olivia Colman at the Golden Globes. Credit: PA
Green Book won three gongs, Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Mahershala Ali.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story picked up two awards, one for actor Darren Criss and one for the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category.
That figure was also matched by Roma, which won Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron, and The Kominsky Method, which picked up Best Television Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series for Michael Douglas.
Co-host Sandra Oh took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama, becoming the first Asian woman to win multiple Golden Globes.
Meanwhile, Richard Madden, star of Bodyguard, thanked his parents for coming all the way from Scotland to see him pick up the same award in the male category.
Other winners include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for Best Motion Picture - Animated, The Americans for Best Television Series, and Best Original Score went to Justin Hurwitz for First Man.
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