'Bohemian Rhapsody' star Rami Malek had to be treated by paramedics at the Oscars last night after fall
Rami Malek, star of smash hit Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, had to be treated by paramedics at the Oscars last night after an awkward tumble left him red-faced and needing medical attention.
The actor had just scooped yet another award for his portrayal of the iconic Freddie Mercury - this time the Oscar for Best Actor - when he took a dive off camera, according the the according to the Los Angeles Times.
The aftermath of the fall was captured by an Oscars photographer - unfortunately for Rami - and initial reports suggested that he'd fallen off the stage after picking up his award.
Medics at the scene however confirmed that the actor had actually fallen near the first row.
While Malek's injuries were reportedly not serious, the actor was taken to a private area backstage to be looked over properly by paramedics.
Here is Malek's Oscars acceptance speech for those who haven't seen it yet:
Last night's Oscars ceremony might have left a few film fans ruffled - Green Book was been named best picture in a surprise victory over Roma, and British actress Olivia Colman won best actress for her role as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’s dark comedy The Favourite.
In another moment of controversy which is sure to raise some eyebrows, legendary director Spike Lee nearly stormed out of the event when Green Book won best picture. Lee, who had already won a best adapted screenplay Oscar for BlacKkKlansman, reportedly was not in the mood for coming second.
Hollywood blog Deadline reported that Lee was, “clearly furious, got up and walked toward the back of the auditorium in a huff. He then turned back and appeared to get into an intense conversation with Jordan Peele, who was behind him. Lee paced the aisle and stormed to the back of the auditorium. When he came back, he turned his back to the stage during the speech.”
Despite the furore, Lee was latter pictured holding his Oscar aloft alongside Mahershala Ali - star of Green Book.