Bohemian Rhapsody Picks Up Four Awards At The Oscars 2019
The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was a strong contender for several awards at tonight's Oscars but was up against some stiff competition.
It was nominated for five awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Rami Malek, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing. Incredibly, the film managed to win four out of five awards.
When Malek won for Best Actor, the crowd erupted.
When he got on stage to accept his award, you could tell he was genuinely blown away by the moment.
"I think about what it would have been like to tell little bubba Rami that one day this might happen to him," he told the crowd, "and I think his curly-haired mind would have been blown. That kid was struggling with his identity."
He thanked Queen for letting him be 'the tiniest part of your phenomenal legacy, I am forever in your debt', and sent a message to filmmakers about what this movie means.
"We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself," Malek said.
"The fact that I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this."
"I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American. And part of my story is being written right now. And I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It's something I will treasure for the rest of my life."
Sadly, it wasn't able to win Best Picture, which went to the incredible Roma, but taking home four-fifths of the awards you're nominated for you can't be unhappy at that.
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Other notable winners on the night include Green Book, which won the coveted Best Picture category, beating A Star is Born, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman The Favourite, Roma and Vice.
Olivia Colman taking out the Best Actress gong, beating the likes of Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Melissa McCarthy and Yalitza Aparicio.
Colman won for her incredible performance as Queen Anne in The Favourite.
As she walked on stage, she was both shell-shocked and consumed with tears.
She said: "Any little girl who is practicing their speech on the telly, you never know. I used to work as a cleaner, I loved that job, I used to spend quite a lot of my time practicing."
It was a similar sentiment said by Lady Gaga when she won the Oscar for Best Original Song for 'Shallow' from A Star is Born.
Gaga said: "If you are watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work.
"I've worked hard for a long time and it's not about winning, but what it's about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it.
"If there's a discipline or a passion, it's not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or get beaten up, it's about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep on going. Thank you."
Marvel also had a huge night, with the superhero juggernaut winning three awards for Best Animated Feature for Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse, and Black Panther took out the Best Costume Design and Best Production Design and Best Score.
Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.
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