The real power couple moment came near the end of the night, when Malek's name was called to the world's highest stage.
Bohemian Rhapsody, which tells the story of Queen's journey from obscurity to world prominence at Live Aid, also won the awards for film editing, sound editing, and sound mixing, making it the biggest victor of the night.
Malek expressed his gratitude to the rock band, thanking them for allowing him to be a "tiny part of your phenomenal history".
Malek, 37, today rode his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild success to the pinnacle of Tinseltown's award season, snatching the Academy Award for best actor in a showdown with Christian Bale (Vice). "The fact that I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this", Malek said. "You are beyond immensely talented you have captured my heart". My dad didn't get to see me do any of this, but I think he's looking down on me right now.
"The Academy, people who took a chance on me every step of the way".
Malek noted that he himself is the son of immigrants, from Egypt, and a first-generation American.
And the star joked he was glad his casting in the movie had "worked out". I would also like to thank my crew and cast. And when Arab News previously spoke to Malek about his potential win, he remained as respectful as ever. "It's a very upsetting thing to think about, that I didn't have the confidence to correct anyone at that point", Malek told National Public Radio earlier this year.
"I am forever in your debt", Malek said, during his emotional acceptance speech. I am an immigrant and part of my story is being written right now...
One person on Twitter said: "Weird question but does anyone know if #RamiMalek is okay after that fall?"