Rami Malek has been on a roll at awards shows. So far, he's nabbed a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild award for his brilliant portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Tonight he goes for the big one, an Oscar for Best Actor at the Academy Awards.
He’s up against Christain Bale for “Vice”, Viggo Mortensen for “Green Book”, Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born”, and Willem Dafoe for “At Eternity’s Gate.” Stiff competition, but most Oscar “experts” are saying it’s Rami’s night. The New York Times says, “Malek has been one of this season’s most willing and able campaigners, and his film is a box-office sensation, so the 37-year-old actor is poised to become one of the youngest recipients of this award in recent memory.”
I thought the movie was incredible, and you can really get a sense of how much this film meant to Rami back when I talked to him the day it was released in theaters.