Rami Malek to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

Bohemian Rhapsody star, Rami Malek, will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The 37-year-old actor, who plays iconic Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, within the Oscar-buzzworthy film, will be honored at the gala, hosted by Mary Hart in addition to Entertainment Tonight, at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Jan. 3.

“within the film Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek fully brings to life in addition to embodies musical legend Freddie Mercury, in what will be truly an outstanding performance because of This kind of fine actor,” Festival Chairman Harold Matzner said in a media Discharge announcing the news. “For his portrayal of which will be garnering much critical acclaim, the idea will be our honor to present the 2018 Breakthrough Performance Award to Rami Malek.”

Malek, who won an Emmy award for his role in USA Network’s Mr. Robot, joins the ranks of Jennifer Hudson, Felicity Huffman, Lupita Nyong’o in addition to Jeremy Renner, who previously won the Breakthrough Performance Award.

Bohemian Rhapsody chronicles the rise of the legendary rock band in addition to its frontman, Mercury. The original screenplay was penned by completely new Zealand filmmaker, Anthony McCarten, who worked on the story with The Crown’s Peter Morgan.

Others being honored at the gala include Glenn Close, who will receive the Icon Award.

See more on Malek in addition to Bohemian Rhapsody below.


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