Rami Malek explains that cringe Nicole Kidman snub

Rami Malek triumphed as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek triumphed as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

When he tried to greet Nicole on stage, she turned her back and he couldn't get her attention.

The 37-year-old was shown the viral clip during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night and he found the amusing side of their awkward encounter.

It's no coincidence that Rami Malek, who won Best Actor for playing Mercury, or the film's producers Jim Beach and Grahame King failed to thank or reference Singer in their acceptance speeches.

"I've known her for many years, despite as it may seem from that video", Makek said. "But in a moment like that, it was very awkward". "I have a feeling this is probably haunting me on the internet right now". At the time, The Hollywood Reporter said Malek complained to the studio about Singer's unprofessionalism on behalf of the cast, while Singer claimed he had to return to the U.S.to deal with "pressing health matters" concerning one of his parents.

As fans chimed in to "like" the photo and express their love of the movie as well, one cheeky woman wrote, "Sir Rod - when do we get a film about you?"

Malek, who faced off against Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate), Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased) and John David Washington (BlacKKKlansman) had been widely praised for his portrayal of Mercury in the biographical film about iconic band Queen. Because I see you ... all these faces of change.

Kidman appeared not to notice Malek, causing a viral encounter that had fans laughing.

In a night mostly devoid of political commentary, the 76th Golden Globes saw Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody take home the best drama globe, while the actor portraying the signature band's front man won the best actor nod.

The 37-year-old, LA-born actor also paid tribute to the other members of Queen, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who he sat with for the ceremony.

It also bagged the biggest movie award of the night - best drama. "This is for you, gorgeous".

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