And it seems popstar Shawn Mendes was taken a back by the 37-year-old's words, as he later praised the actor for his speech.
Seeing Rami Malek hold the Oscar was the ideal ending to Bohemian Rhapsody's incredible journey in so many ways. Way to ruin the cool vibes.
Taking to Twitter the In My Blood singer wrote: 'Just the way he spoke gave me chills. what an awesome human being'.
Before his big win and during the commercial break after "Bohemian Rhapsody" won Oscars for sound editing and sound mixing, Malek ran from his front-row seat to congratulate the real-life members of Queen who also opened the show with a rousing performace, The Associated Press reported.
And we're a little anxious for his mantle piece which might be running out of space given that he's already won a BAFTA and Golden Globe for best actor - making the overnight win a rather lovely hat-trick.
Later, recounting the visit, Malek in an interview had told Downey Jr, "You turned me into a hero when you came to set".
"My crew and my cast, I love you, you are my equals, my betters". Graham King, Dennis O' Sullivan, everyone at Fox and New Regency, thank you guys so much.
"So the fact I have got this in my hand right now is beyond expectation that myself or perhaps my family could have had". And I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment.
'Thank you Queen, for allowing me to be the tiniest part of your phenomenal extraordinary legacy'.
Brian May watched on in delight as Rami Malek accepted his award for Best Actor.
Ali went on to say his grandmother constantly offered encouragement by telling him: "I could do anything I put my mind to, and always, always pushing me to think positively".
What a incredible LAD - fall and all.
Malek cited that, although he found the project terrifying, he said that is was, nonetheless, among those undertakings in his life that proved most satisfying and productive.
Accepting his statue, he shouted out his immigrant parents as well as his girlfriend, co-star Lucy Boynton.