When Rami Malek was announced as winner for Best Actor at the Academy Awards last night, I braced myself to cringe because I knew Freddie Mercury was not done meddling in the earthly affairs of Bohemian Rhapsody just yet. You see, throughout the evening, Freddie kept floating up to Rami and tweaking his little bow-tie so that it was never straight. However, I wasn’t expecting Freddie to push him off stage at the end of the show! But it’s the most logical explanation for Rami’s taking a big enough tumble to require paramedic assistance and miss getting his picture taken backstage with his fellow winners for acting, Regina King, Mahershala Ali, and Olivia Colman. Rami is fine, but his Bohemian Rhapsody journey has been wild as hell from beginning to end.
According to People, Rami was walking around on-stage with his trophy after the ceremony had ended when he was suddenly compelled to honor Lady Gaga by recreating her signature Super Bowl Halftime stage dive, but without a net. Obviously, this was totally Freddie’s idea.
Oh the DRAMA! But Rami was not seriously injured.
Paramedics were then called to treat the actor, who was moved into a chair in the front row and then onto a more private area backstage. Despite the fall, the actor did not show any outward signs of being injured as he spoke in the press room after the incident.
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And here’s the results of Freddie’s little bow-tie gag from earlier.
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When Rami barely mentioned Freddie in his acceptance speech (although he did call Freddie a “gay man” which got people accusing him of bi-erasure), but made a point to say that his girlfriend/co-star Lucy Boynton was “the heart of this film”, my eyes nearly rolled out my damn skull. But I no longer care. It really just made me realize how ready I am to never have to think about Bohemian Rhapsody: The Movie, ever again. Or at least until they make the inevitable Bohemian Rhapsody Experience ride at Disneyland.