In 2018, it was Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour. And now, the Academy has crowned a brand-new winner.
During tonight’s 91st annual Oscars ceremony, Rami Malek won the highly coveted award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
The actor beat out Christian Bale for Vice, Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born, Willem Dafoe for At Eternity’s Gate and Viggo Mortensen for Green Book.
While Daniel Day-Lewis currently holds the record for most wins (three) in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category, Malek is joining a slew of previous winners, including Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything, Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club and Jean Dujardin for The Artist.