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Egyptian-American Rami Malek Wins Big at the 2019 Golden Globes

He's the second actor of Egyptian origin to snag the award for Best Actor in a Drama—this time for his role as Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'

Three time's a charm for Rami Malek as he makes history once again during awards season.

The Egyptian-American actor finally snagged his first Golden Globe after three nominations for Best Actor in a Drama for his star role as Queen's Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, Deadline reports.


This makes Malek, 37, the second actor of Egyptian origin to win this award after Omar Sharif, who won for his role as Yuri Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago in 1965. Malek is also the first actor of color to take this trophy home in 13 years since Forest Whitaker's win for his role as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland back in 2006.

Revisit his heartfelt acceptance speech below.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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