Rami Malek's Mr. Robot Emmy bagged a roommate Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Malek, whose performance as Freddie Mercury is arguably the creative high mark of Bohemian Rhapsody, picked up the Best Actor trophy for the role at the 91st Academy Awards.
In addition to celebrating with an impassioned acceptance speech touting the unshakeable relevance of Mercury's legacy and a fine demonstration on how to do some champagne-popping, Malek had the unfortunate Dolby interference experience of falling off the stage.
Indeed, according to a report filed by People late Sunday, Malek fell off the stage into an audience area after the conclusion of the ceremony.
After being helped up by witnesses, a nearby paramedic team reportedly hit the scene before taking Malek to a private backstage area of the Dolby. As noted in the report, the Mr. Robot star thankfully showed no signs of injury. The champagne-popping, it's worth noting, went down after the fall.
The Oscar win should prove to be quite the signal boost for the critically acclaimed and meticulously fan-dissected Mr. Robot as the USA series enters its final season. Speaking with Jimmy Kimmel back in September shortly after the announcement that season 4 would mark the end of the Elliot Alderson story, Malek expressed sadness about leaving the character behind but supported the move.
"It'll be hard to walk away from Elliot, but I agree, it's nice to walk away on a high note and the studio would love for us to continue but . . . I knew it was gonna be four or five seasons," Malek said, adding that he's been in on creator Sam Esmail's finale plans since as far back as season 1.