Egypt Independent

Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek to present at the Golden Globes on Sunday



Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek is set to present at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 5, alongside other A-list stars, including Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Margot Robbie, Nick Jonas, Salma Hayek, Amy Poehler and Pierce Brosnan.

Malek was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama for his leading role in the USA Network show “Mr. Robot.”

Malek previously won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 91st Academy Awards for his exceptional portrayal of Freddie Mercury, the legendary front man of the British rock band Queen, in the biopic film “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018).

Malek beat Christian Bale for the award, who portrayed former American Vice President Dick Cheney that year in “Vice,” as well as Bradley Cooper, who played musician Jack Maine in “A Star Is Born.”

Malek also took the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role based on bis performance in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a leading role.

The Egyptian-American actor is well known for his role in “Mr. Robot,” which was created and produced by Egyptian Sam Esmail, who serves as head writer for the show. Malek stars as Elliot, a brilliant cyber-security engineer and computer hacker who suffers from an anxiety disorder.

“Mr. Robot” was a life-changing experience that Malek considers a turning point in his career. He has described the opportunity to take on the leading role in a popular television series as the experience that put him on the map.

Malek is also expected to act opposite Daniel Craig in James Bond’s highly-anticipated next adventure “No Time To Die,” in which he will portray a mysterious Bond villain armed with a dangerous new technology.

Meanwhile, 28 year-old Egyptian-American actor Ramy Youssef was also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his performance in the popular Hulu series “Ramy,” which depicts the actor’s adolescence and childhood as he attempts to navigate his identity as an American born to Egyptian parents.