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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.

Rami Malek Wins Best Actor, Drama - 2019 Golden Globes (Highlight) youtu.be

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As the world approaches a post-pandemic era, South Africa, Kenya, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Ethiopia and Egypt top the list of countries contributing to Africa's alarming five million COVID-19 cases.

Africa has reportedly reached a highly concerning number of COVID-19 cases. Recent statistics show that over five million Africans have contracted the coronavirus since its discovery in 2019. These numbers are alarming despite Africa's large population of over 1.2 billion, marking a reported increase of 16 percent in death rates. South Africa, which is officially in a third wave, leads the numbers and accounts for almost half of the deaths across the continent. On the contrary, cases globally have been declining for the sixth consecutive week.

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