Rami Malek -- star of television's Mr. Robot -- has won the 2019 Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Rami snagged the win at nearly the end of a long night of Academy Awards, which was kicked off by none other than the actual rock band Queen. Accompanied by vocalist Adam Lambert, the group performed a medley of hits that included We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions.
Rami was the heavy favorite to win the prestigious award, topping many Hollywood publication lists as the frontrunner, and even having the best odds according to Las Vegas bookies after winning Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for the same category earlier this year.
As a film, Bohemian Rhapsody has not gone without criticism: some have complained about the movie's historical accuracy, reducing the band's nearly-50-year career into a neat two-and-a-half hour package by reordering actual events and including scenes in which iconic songs are written in mere moments. But Rami's performance has been universally praised; he undeniably embodies Freddie when he sings, dances, and speaks throughout the epic film.