"Oh my God. I just don't believe it", a tearful Close said of her win, before issuing a rallying cry to women to seek fulfillment in their careers. "This is for and because of you".
There was no escape from reality Tuesday for "Bohemian Rhapsody" star Rami Malek. In fact, he said that many actors and "big names" approached him at the awards and fangirled a bit.More news: Kidnappers demand ransom for Norwegian billionaire's wife
Malek previously spoke with GQ about what it was like to transform into Mercury for the film, saying that as he got into character he dicovered that both he and the Queen singer "both like dressing up".
Referring to the current Republican Senate majority leader, he added: "What do you think?"
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"We're kicking off 2019 in style with some blockbuster global musical events, along with an unbeatable mix of theatre, opera, sport, gaming and classic films, all presented in incredible sound and picture quality and accompanied by maximum comfort". The Academy is taking nominations for its awards until January 14.
The movie awards season hit top gear yesterday when the Golden Globes, the entree to the Oscars, were awarded in Beverly Hills.
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Earlier in the evening, a beaming Malek won Best Actor for his role in the movie. In his acceptance speech, he thanked the late Mercury for inspiring him. This year Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Andy Samberg and ex-Grey's Anatomy cast member Sandra Oh, hosted the prestigious award ceremony as their opening monologue, received a mixed response.