BOOM! Rami Malek Is Officially An Oscar Nominated Actor
And a Lebanese director has also made history
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.
Thank you to the Academy for recognizing the work of so many from the cast and crew who made all of this possible. I have absolutely treasured playing Freddie Mercury and I am so profoundly humbled and thrilled to honor him this way.— Rami Malek (@ItsRamiMalek) January 22, 2019
Malek won the Golden Globe for best actor in January
#RamiMalek @ItsRamiMalek - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - #BohemianRhapsody @BoRhapMovie #GoldenGlobes #DubaiOneTv #Dubai1awardseason #Dubai1goldenglobes pic.twitter.com/yGQCsn2nPD— Dubai One (@DubaiOneTV) January 7, 2019
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.
It’s happened! #Capernaum has officially been nominated for an #Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. This means the film’s superbly talented director, @NadineLabaki, has become the 1st Lebanese and Arab female director to get this recognition from the academy. #OscarNominations pic.twitter.com/hyq0iyc475— Zahra Hankir (@ZahraHankir) January 22, 2019