Rami Malek’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Live Aid Performance (Matched with Actual Queen Concert Footage)

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A look into how ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ star Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury performance is truly Oscar-worthy.

At press time, Rami Malek, the star tour-de-force of Bohemian Rhapsody has not yet won an Academy Awards Oscar for his portrayal of Queen’s frontman Freddie Mercury.

However, everyone seems pretty damn sure that out of all the categories at the 91st Academy Awards, he has this one locked up. (And for the records, here are our No Film School Oscars 2019 picks if you’d like to fact check us next week…)

Update: we were right... On Malek (and Green Book for that matter). See the full Oscars results here.

Malek, perhaps best known before his Mercury portrayal for his work in the critically acclaimed Mr. Robot television series, has been on an award tour for his Bohemian Rhapsody role already winning a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor.

However, to really see Malek’s iconic reprisal of the late Queen’s frontman (just short of, you know, seeing the actual film in theaters), this video shows the original Live Aid (1985) set by Freddie Mercury and Queen side-by-side with Malek’s surprisingly spot-on and nuanced performance.

Stay tuned for more of our Oscars 2019 coverage, as well as in the meantime check out these awesome Oscars Best Pictures illustrations.     

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Sorry folks, everybody can learn how to copy somebody. See the MJ performers. But this one is over the top. I'ts not relaxed, like Freddy... no Oscar. And the band is too much acting. Sorry.

February 22, 2019 at 3:27PM


I agree. I didn't realise what was off about Rami's perfomance until I saw this. He doesn't have the charisma Freddy had. At all

February 25, 2019 at 2:43AM

Emil F. Skanning
Writer, Director, Editor

You sirs are the people with most common sense that i found in the internet, ever… i totally agree by the way, the performances were cheesy, the direction was cheesy, the photography was cheesy. I guess we can really call Rami, Mr. Robot. :)

February 25, 2019 at 12:12PM


February 26, 2019 at 11:41PM, Edited February 26, 11:45PM

William Neo
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March 3, 2019 at 6:58AM


The movie looks like a cheap Chinese copy of Original .
If Malek was a singer, I'd never listen to his songs.

March 8, 2019 at 3:00AM

You voted '-1'.
Damir Kudyakov
Hi tech seller

You guys do know that he didn't actually sing those songs right? They were all sung by Marc Martel. If there is anything "nuanced" in Malek's performance - it was pure acting - as he wasn't actually the voice of the songs.

May 23, 2019 at 4:26PM, Edited May 23, 4:26PM