The 25th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards premiered on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the front-runners of the awards show. Rami Malek won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.
When Malek came up to the stage, he decided to dedicate his award to the late Freddie Mercury. He shared, “I thank Queen and Freddie Mercury…I get some power from him that is about stepping up and living your best life, being exactly who you want to be, and accomplishing everything you so desire. And I feel that and he allows us all to feel that, so this is, again, for him. Thank you very much.”
Find Out What Else Malek Said
If you missed the SAG Awards, check out the entire video of Malek’s acceptance speech below. He also talked about his struggle as an actor before some of his recent breakout roles, including the one in Bohemian Rhapsody. He also won the award for Best Actor in a Drama at the 2019 Golden Globes for his portrayal of Mercury.
The SAG Awards also premiered a Memorial video for those that we lost in 2018, including Burt Reynolds and Penny Marshall. Unfortunately, there is some controversy that the video left out the late Stan Lee. Check out the full list here on the SAG website or watch the video above.
Check Out The List Of The Rest Of The SAG Award Winners
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Glenn Close, The Wife
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Black Panther
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Black Panther
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Darren Criss, Assassination of Gianni Versace
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
You can see the rest of the SAG Awards winners list on the next page…