2019 Oscars recap: University of Evansville grad Rami Malek wins Best Actor

Rami Malek, winner of Best Actor for 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' at the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – University of Evansville graduate Rami Malek was the champion of the Oscars last night.

Malek picked up the best actor award for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

In his acceptance speech, Malek reflected on his journey and the importance of immigrant stories.

“I think about what it would have been like to tell little bubba Rami that one day this might happen to him and I think his curly-haired little mind would be blown,” he said. “He was struggling with his identity, trying to figure himself out. And I think to anyone struggling with theirs, and trying to discover their voice: Listen, we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself. The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this.”

In his speech, Malek pointed out that he is a first-generation American. His parents are from Egypt.

“Part of my story is being written right now. And I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment,” he said. “It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

Malek’s win was a big win for the film, which had a well-chronicled battle to the big screen, but not its only statue of the night. “Bohemian Rhapsody” also picked up the awards for film editing, sound editing and sound mixing.

The following is a list of all nominees and Oscars winners.

BEST PICTURE

“Black Panther”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book” *WINNER

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

“Vice”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Adams, “Vice”

Marina de Tavira, “Roma”

Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk” *WINNER

Emma Stone, “The Favourite”

Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book” *WINNER

Adam Driver, “BlackKKlansman”

Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”

Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me”

Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Capernaum”

“Cold War”

“Never Look Away”

“Roma” *WINNER

“Shoplifters”

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

“Black Sheep”

“End Game”

“Lifeboat”

“A Night at the Garden”

“Period. End of Sentence.” *WINNER

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“Free Solo” *WINNER

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

“Minding the Gap”

“Of Fathers and Sons”

“RBG”

ORIGINAL SONG

“All The Stars” – “Black Panther”

“I’ll Fight” – “RBG”

“Shallow” – “A Star Is Born *WINNER

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – “Mary Poppins Returns”

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” – “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“Incredibles 2”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mirai”

“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” *WINNER

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“BlacKkKlansman” *WINNER

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“A Star Is Born”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“First Reformed”

“Green Book” *WINNER

“Roma”

“The Favourite”

“Vice”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Christian Bale, “Vice”

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”

Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody” *WINNER

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”

Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” *WINNER

Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

DIRECTOR

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”

Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma” *WINNER

Adam McKay, “Vice”

PRODUCTION DESIGN

“Black Panther” *WINNER

“The Favourite”

“First Man”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Roma”

CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Cold War”

“The Favourite”

“Never Look Away”

“Roma” *WINNER

“A Star Is Born”

COSTUME DESIGN

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“Black Panther” *WINNER

“The Favourite”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Mary Queen of Scots”

SOUND EDITING

“A Quiet Place”

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” *WINNER

“First Man”

“Roma”

SOUND MIXING

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” *WINNER

“First Man”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“Animal Behaviour”

“Bao” *WINNER

“Late Afternoon”

“One Small Step”

“Weekends”

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

“Detainment”

“Fauve”

“Marguerite”

“Mother”

“Skin” *WINNER

ORIGINAL SCORE

“Black Panther” *WINNER

“BlacKkKlansman”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

VISUAL EFFECTS

“Avengers: Infinity War”

“Christopher Robin”

“First Man” *WINNER

“Ready Player One”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

FILM EDITING

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” *WINNER

“Green Book”

“The Favourite”

“Vice”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

“Border”

“Mary Queen of Scots”

“Vice” *WINNER

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