Rami Malek thanks Freddie Mercury in his acceptance speech at Golden Globes
In his acceptance speech, the actor praised the band Queen and especially Mercury, reported E! Online.
Malek began his speech by saying, "I am beyond moved right now. My heart is pounding out of my chest right now."
"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." he continued
Malek spoke to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet before the show and told him that he believes he was cast because of the "mischief I have going on in my eyes."
"I got goosebumps because he just embodied him so perfectly. It was a crazy thing to know someone so well and just be who are you?" he said.
The 'Mr. Robot' actor also said that he believes Mercury, who was born Farrokh Bulsara, would have been proud of the film if he saw it today.
"I think he would genuinely just hope that people enjoyed it, that they loved the music, that he felt like we captured these characters and his essence well enough and close enough," he said.
Moments after Malek accepted the honour, the rest of the cast of the film also joined onstage as they accepted the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Drama.
It was an extremely stacked line-up in the category for Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama at the award night but Malek went home with the award and beat out some talented competitors.
Hedges and Washington both earned their first-ever nomination for their respective films.
For the unversed, Rami Malek portrayed the role of Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The 2018 biographical film about the British rock band 'Queen' that followed singer Freddie Mercury's life from his joining the band in 1970 to their Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985 took away top honours after being declared Best Motion Picture Drama as well.