Moments after Rami Malek thanked the crowd for his Best Leading Actor Academy Award, he fell off the stage. Photographers caught the Bohemian Rhapsody star stumbling off the stage, holding his new statue aloft all the while. Afterward, a paramedic treated Malek, ensuring our newest Oscar winner was going to be okay. He appears to be in good shape, as Malek did later appear at after parties for the ceremony. At the Governor's Ball after party, Malek even opened a bottle of Champagne — sprayed a bottle of Champagne, more like it — in celebration.
"Oh, my God. My mom is in here somewhere. Oh, I love you. Oh, I love you, lady. My family, thank you for all of this," Malek said during his acceptance speech. "Listen, we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life as unapologetically himself. And the fact that I'm celebrating him and this story with all of you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this. I am the son of immigrants from Egypt; I am a first-generation American, and part of my story is being written right now."
"Lucy Boynton, you're the heart of this film. You are beyond immensely talented. You have captured my heart," he told the crowd.
Then, he promptly fell. The Oscars are an emotional and hazardous evening.