Rami Malek and his spectacular film Bohemian Rhapsody won big at this year’s Golden Globes Awards last Sunday, but Twitter couldn’t stop talking about one extremely awkward moment between Malek and presenter Nicole Kidman.
For the uninitiated, this is the moment that went VIRAL on social media
So much cringe…
— Abby Cadabby (@1AbbyRoad) January 7, 2019
Naturally, Twitter exploded with jokes
Rami Malek awkwardly and unsuccessfully trying to have a moment with Nicole Kidman is me trying to insert myself in groups and conversations at social events. #GoldenGIobes
— Bex (@TheBex) January 7, 2019
And hilarity ensued…
— Ramzi (@FellowVictim) January 7, 2019
Rami Malek finally explained what went down that night
The actor opened about the incident on Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! when the host replayed the clip to the audience, showing Malek approach Nicole to greet her, only to have her give him the unintentional cold shoulder.
“I’ve known her for many years, despite as it may seem from that video, so I thought I could easily go up and say hi, but in a moment like that, very awkward. I have a feeling this is probably haunting me on the internet,” he said.
“It’s alright,” he added. “I got love from Keith (Urban) that night, her husband!”
Watch his explanation below:
Cringeworthy moments aside, it was a great night for Mr. Robot actor who won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) award for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.