BAFTA nominates Rami Malek for best actor award in 2019



Sat, 12 Jan 2019 - 01:22 GMT


Sat, 12 Jan 2019 - 01:22 GMT

Rami Malek – Egypt Today

Rami Malek – Egypt Today

CAIRO – 12 January 2019: British Academy Film Awards ( BAFTA) announced nominating the Egyptian- American star Rami Malik for best leading actor award in 2019 on his role in "Bohemian Rhapsody" movie.

Malek is an Egyptian-American actor, who was born in Los Angeles in May 12, 1981, to Egyptian immigrant parents who are Saeed Malek and Nelly Abdel Malek.

His parents who are from Samalut city located at Minya governorate in Upper Egypt immigrated to US in the 1970s.

Malek received his first Golden Globe award for best actor for his portrayal of Queen band main vocalist the legendary Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody" movie on January 6.

The 37-year-old actor grabbed the award after tough competition with acclaimed stars who are Bradley Cooper for "A Star is Born," Willem Dafoe for "At Eternity's Gate", John David Washington for "BlacKkKlansman" and Lucas Hedges for "Boy Erased".

‘’Bohemian Rhapsody’’ also winning Best Drama, stabilised more Malek's outstanding performance in the movie that succeeded both critically and commercially, yielding over $700 million, making it the highest grossing biopic of all-time.

Malek has been nominated before for a Golden Globe for best actor for his performance in the TV series "Mr. Robot."

He became the first non-white actor to take home the Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series in over 18 years in 2016 for his role in ‘’ Mr Robot’’.

Malek has accounts on Twitter and Instagram, he doesn't post much and when he does, it's usually related to one of his films or political issues when it comes to Twitter.

There are just three photos on his Instagram account two with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and 2017, and the third with Ellen DeGeneres on November 2018. He has 1.7 million followers on his Instagram account, he's not following anyone.
Malek is now dating his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Lucy Boynton, who plays Mary Austin, Mercury's first fiancée.

He and Bonyton, 24, had never talked about their relationship in public until recently, with Malek confirmed their relation at the Palm Springs International Film Festival when he accepted the Breakthrough Performance Award.



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