Rami Malek wins Oscar for Best Actor for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

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      Rami Malek said he will treasure this night for the rest of his life after winning the Oscar for Best Actor.

      It came for his role as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

      He thanked band members in the audience, saying he's forever in their debt. And he spoke about the example Mercury set for marginalized people today.

      "Listen, we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lives his life unapologeticaly himself," Malek said.

      Watch Rami Malek's speech after winning his first Oscar.

      Then he talked about his own youthful struggles trying to figure out his identity. 

      "I am the son of immigrants from Egypt," he said to loud applause.

      This year, Malek also won the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild awards for his performance as Mercury.