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Rami Malek keeps it simple in solid black as he wins Outstanding Performer of the Year at SBIFF

Rami Malek keeps it simple in solid black as he wins Outstanding Performer of the Year at SBIFF

He took rock fans by storm when he brought Freddie Mercury back to life with his portrayal of the iconic performer in Bohemian Rhapsody. 

And since his film’s debut, Rami Malek has taken over award shows, nabbing a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award, while being a top contender for Best Actor at the Oscars. 

The 37-year-old actor attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday where he nabbed the Outstanding Performer of the Year award. 

His big night: Rami Malek, 37, attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, where he nabbed the Outstanding Performer of the Year award

Rami layered a simple black T-shirt underneath a solid blazer for the event.

The Los Angeles native completed his look with classic slacks and dress shoes. 

Despite the night being all about him, Rami kept to a laid-back approach while on the carpet. 

Winning: The Los Angeles native has taken over award shows, nabbing a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award, while being a top contender for Best Actor at the Oscars

Winning: The Los Angeles native has taken over award shows, nabbing a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award, while being a top contender for Best Actor at the Oscars

Good work: He took rock fans by storm when he brought Freddie Mercury back to life, thanks to his portrayal of the iconic performer in Bohemian Rhapsody

Good work: He took rock fans by storm when he brought Freddie Mercury back to life, thanks to his portrayal of the iconic performer in Bohemian Rhapsody

The gang's all here! Rami's co-stars also came out for the evening. Joseph Mazzello plays John Deacon

A big deal: Lucy Boynton portrayed Mary Austin

The gang’s all here! Rami’s co-stars also came out for the evening. Joseph Mazzello plays John Deacon, while his girlfriend Lucy Boynton portrayed Mary Austin

Bohemian Rhapsody was directed by Bryan Singer, who has been in headlines for his alleged sexual abuse against minors. 

While at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Rami addressed the elephant in the room, that of his former director. 

Bryan had been fired from the biopic, but it was reportedly due to his ‘not showing up to work on the film,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

Pals: The group looked happy to reunite for the evening

Pals: The group looked happy to reunite for the evening

Top honor: The star is seen with his award for Outstanding Performer of the year

Top honor: The star is seen with his award for Outstanding Performer of the year

Handsome: Rami layered a simple black T-shirt underneath a solid blazer. The Los Angeles native completed his look with classic slacks and dress shoes

Handsome: Rami layered a simple black T-shirt underneath a solid blazer. The Los Angeles native completed his look with classic slacks and dress shoes

Hot topic: While at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Rami addressed the elephant in the room, that of his former director, Bryan Singer

Hot topic: While at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Rami addressed the elephant in the room, that of his former director, Bryan Singer

A difficult time: The actor went on to describe his experience with his former director, which he described as 'not pleasant'

A difficult time: The actor went on to describe his experience with his former director, which he described as ‘not pleasant’

His stance: He also said that 'everyone deserves a voice' and should talk about Bryan if they want to

His stance: He also said that ‘everyone deserves a voice’ and should talk about Bryan if they want to

Squad: Rami posed with his girlfriend Lucy Boynton and Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Joseph Mazzello 

Squad: Rami posed with his girlfriend Lucy Boynton and Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Joseph Mazzello 

Star: All eyes were on Rami as he took to the stage 

Star: All eyes were on Rami as he took to the stage 

‘I’ve sat here and talked about how everyone deserves a voice and anyone who wants to talk about what happened with Bryan deserves to have their voice heard.’

The actor went on to describe his experience with his former director, which he described as ‘not pleasant.’

‘In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And that’s about what I can say about it at this point.  

‘For anyone who is seeking any solace in all of this, Bryan Singer was fired. Bryan Singer was fired, I don’t think that was something anyone saw coming but I think that had to happen and it did.’

Joining the chat: The discussion was moderated by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter

Joining the chat: The discussion was moderated by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter

Starstruck: Rami made sure to make time to snap selfies with fans

Starstruck: Rami made sure to make time to snap selfies with fans

Worth the wait: Another fan was lucky enough to also get a picture with the star

Worth the wait: Another fan was lucky enough to also get a picture with the star

Loving it: Rami looked in high spirits as he took to the stage

Loving it: Rami looked in high spirits as he took to the stage

Loving it: Rami looked in high spirits as he took to the stage

Happy: There were smiles all around for Rami during the event 

Happy: There were smiles all around for Rami during the event 

 

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