BOOM! Rami Malek Is Officially An Oscar Nominated Actor

And a Lebanese director has also made history

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Give this man the Oscar!

Oscar nominations for 2019 were announced on Tuesday and the mega news is out:

Rami Malek, the Egyptian-American Golden Globe awarded actor has been given the nod for his scarily accurate portrayal of Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Malek faces Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Wilem Dafoe and Viggo Mortensen in the Best Actor Award Category.

So humble

Malek won the Golden Globe for best actor in January

The Lebanese movie Capernaum's nomination for Best Foreign Language Film has also made history for its Lebanese director

Director Nadine Labaki has become the first ever Lebanese and Arab female director to be nominated for an Oscar. The touching movie, which used real people to tell the story of children in Beirut slums, is up against Roma, Cold War, Shoplifters and Never Look Away in the category.

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Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.