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Rami Malek thanks Freddie Mercury during Golden Globes 2019 acceptance speech: 'This is for and because of you gorgeous' | The Independent

Rami Malek has won best performance by an actor in a motion picture at the Golden Globes for his performance as Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody . The 37-year-old beat stiff competition from Bradley Cooper ( A Star Is Born ), Willem Dafoe ( At Eternity's Gate ), Lucas Hedges ( Boy Erased ) and John David Washington ( BlacKkKlansman ).Malek said in his acceptance speech: “I’m beyond moved. My heart is pounding out of my chest right now. This is a profound honour to receive this and to be counted amongst such extraordinary actors. I’m privileged to be counted among you.”For monthAfter thanking the filmmakers, the actor went on to speak about Mercury's band, Queen: "To you Brian May, to you Roger Taylor for ensuring that authenticity and inclusively exists in the music and in the world and all of us.“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.” Bohemian Rhapsody went on to win best drama at the Golden Globes , beating early favourite A Star is Born and Marvel blockbuster Black Panther. The evening, designed to award the best in film and television, also saw wins for Green Book and The Marvellous Mrs Maisel . You can find a full list of winners here .