Rami Malek’s big moment ended in embarrassment as the actor fell off the stage after winning Best Actor at the 91st Academy Awards.
The 37-year-old actor landed the gong for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. After his acceptance speech, Malek slipped off stage and was quickly assisted by people who helped him back to his feet.
While paramedics did arrive to Malek and give him a quick once over, it appears that the actor escaped without injuring himself. Speaking to reporters after the event, Malek made no comment on his little faux pas: “Being on that stage, I don’t know how I looked on that stage, but I never thought this would happen in my life,” he said.
“As an actor, and there are so many of us, who only dream of one thing, perhaps it’s not this, it’s getting a job. So the fact I have got this in my hand right now is beyond expectation that myself or perhaps my family could have had.
“It’s been a tough battle. The fact I am here celebrating with you is proof a lot of things can be overcome and that anything is possible.”