Singer has always been a controversial figure in the movie industry with a history of disruptive on-set behaviour, including on Bohemian Rhapsody, from which he was sacked and was replaced by Dexter Fletcher who completed the shoot. "He's a massive Queen fan", Malek said, noting that many stars came up to him and the band members of Queen who also attended the annual awards show.
"I had not seen that", an embarrassed Malek said through his hands.
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Rami Malek previously told Radio X that he didn't "want to let Freddie down".
Bohemian Rhapsody The biggest music biopic of all time will receive its home release in March, starring Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Lucy Boynton.
Earlier in the evening, a beaming Malek won Best Actor for his role in the movie.
He dedicated his award to his "extraordinary, wonderful wife Catherine" - that's Catherine Zeta Jones - and his 102-year-old father Kirk.
The list of winners of the 76th Golden Globes Awards is already out.
In his acceptance speech, the actor praised the band Queen and especially Mercury, reported E!