"I am the son of immigrants from Egypt—I'm a first-generation American," he declares.
Rami Malek just made Oscar history.
The actor, who knocked out his portrayal of Queen's Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, took the golden statue winning the award for 'Best Actor.' This makes him the first actor of Egyptian origin to win this award.
In his heartfelt acceptance speech, Malek first acknowledged his family, especially his father who has since passed away—saying he believes he would be proud of him and his journey to such an achievement.
"I am the son of immigrants from Egypt—I'm a first-generation American," he declares. "Part of my story is being written right now and I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you and everyone who believed in me...this is something I will treasure for the rest of my life."
Watch his full speech below.
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