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After brilliantly depicting the Queen frontman in 2018 movie Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek dedicated last night's Golden Globe award win to Freddie Mercury in a passionate acceptance speech.
Malek's performance of Mercury won the hearts of Queen fans across the globe, capturing perfectly the singer's immense stage presence throughout a lengthy career, culminating in the band's now legendary Live Aid show at Wembley in 1985, where Malek's likeness to Mercury won him tonnes of plaudits.
The star collected the trophy for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama at the ceremony in California last night, beating the likes of Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) and Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased) to the prize.
In his acceptance speech the actor he thanked the band saying: “To you, Brian May, to you, Roger Taylor, for ensuring that authenticity and inclusivity exist in the music and in the world and in all of us."
He went on to say “Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man. This is for – and because of – you, gorgeous."