Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Best Actor nominee for "Bohemian Rhapsody" Rami Malek accepts the award for Best Actor during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019.
Best Actor nominee for "Bohemian Rhapsody" Rami Malek accepts the award for Best Actor during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019.
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Rami Malek on Sunday took home the best actor Oscar for his wildly popular portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, about the iconic British band's rise to fame.

He bested a crowded field: the other favorite, Christian Bale ("Vice"); Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born); Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book).

Here are the winners in key categories at the 91st Academy Awards:

Green Book took home the best picture Oscar, while Alfonso Cuaron's Roma won for best director, best foreign film and best cinematography.

Top acting honors were shared among four different films.

  • Best picture: Green Book
  • Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
  • Best actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Best actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
  • Best supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Best supporting actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Best foreign language film: Roma (Mexico)
  • Best cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
  • Best animated feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Best documentary feature: Free Solo
  • Best original screenplay: Green Book - Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly
  • Best adapted screenplay: BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott
  • Best original score: Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson
  • Best original song: Shallow from A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga

The Oscars took place on February 24 2019 and, as always, the red carpet was the most anticipated event. Stars dressed to impress and we have the full rundown!

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