As you’re likely aware, the 2019 Academy Awards took place on Sunday evening.
As much as I would like to stay up and watch the entirety of the show, I haven’t yet been able to hold out until the very end. So, I asked my sister to text me any key updates so I could be informed as soon as I woke up the next morning.
I was thrilled to read her text on Monday morning saying Rami Malek won Best Actor for his performance in the film Bohemian Rhapsody as Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury. I’ve been rooting for Malek to win this prestigious award since I first saw the film, and lone behold, the underdog was rewarded.
Bohemian Rhapsody also reigned victorious in the Best Film Editing category, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing. The movie won four out of the five categories it was nominated for (falling short in the Best Picture category), and Queen opened the show with a wicked performance of We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You with Adam Lambert leading the vocals.
I couldn’t be happier with the success of this movie. Not only does it depict the true story of Queen, one of the greatest rock bands in existence, in my opinion, but it highlights the truly remarkable person Freddie Mercury was and brings his character back to life once again on the big screen, with Malek providing flawless execution of his persona.
I think a lot of people were taken aback with the success of this movie, considering it received mixed reviews at the Box Office. Evidently, though, it has more fans than it does critics, and Bohemian Rhapsody and Queen came out on top at the 2019 Oscars ceremony.
P.S.: Rami Malek took a tumble exiting the stage after receiving his Oscar for Best Actor and hurt his ankle. He’s fine, however, I think many people missed this component of the show.