Rami Malek is piling up his awards for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody! And he just received his first-ever SAG Award win.
On Sunday, the 37-year-old who plays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody won the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
But, before he headed up on stage, he and his girlfriend, Bohemian Rhapsody costar Lucy Boynton, whom he met on set, shared a kiss. See below:
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Rami spoke about how proud he felt to be nominated alongside the likes of Christan Bale, Bradley Cooper, Viggo Mortensen, and John David Washington. He said:
This just seems extraordinary to me when I look at those actors I’m nominated with, truly.
I never in my wildest dreams thought I could be in a category with these men and I’m so proud to be one of your peers… It’s an honor I’m taken aback by.
He also thanked Queen and Freddie Mercury, saying:
I get some power from him that is about stepping up and living your best life, being exactly who you want to be and accomplishing everything you so desire.
And I feel that, and he allows us all to feel that, and this is, again, for him.
A source told People that the pair looked happy and sharing laughs during the awards show, saying:
They’re glancing at each other and exchanging knowing laughs during the show.
He also checked in with her before leaving the table during a commercial break like a boyfriend would.
The couple starred in Bohemian Rhapsody together, a biopic about the band Queen starting from 1970 to 1985. Malek stars as Freddy Mercury whereas Boynton portrays his muse and lover, Mary Austin, who inspired the singer’s 1975 hit song “Love of My Life.”
Malek, initially believed taking the role of Freddie would kill his career. Speaking to an audience at Cinemacon in April 2018 he said:
When I got this role, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this could be a career-defining performance.’ And about two minutes later I thought, This could be a career killer.
You don’t get this right and it’s trouble.
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