Academy Award winner Rami Malek might be champion – he won best actor Sunday for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” – but, he also took a fall.
The “Mr. Robot” actor and his Oscar took a tumble on the stairs on the stage, after the awards show ended. He was quickly helped up by the men surrounding him and took a seat right after to catch his breath.
Medical personnel were seen attending to the 37-year-old in a series of images from the broadcast. Reps for Malek and the academy did not immediately return USA TODAY’s request for comment.
The academy placed orange cones on the edge of the stage after Malek’s fall.
Backstage, the actor didn’t appear injured and didn’t mention his fall. And at the Governors Ball, Malek held his Oscar and posed for photos.
Earlier in the evening, Malek called his win a “monumental moment” and gave a shout-out to members of Queen who were in the audience.
“I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out,” he said in his speech. “Thank you, Queen, thank you, guys, for allowing me to be the tiniest part of your phenomenal, extraordinary legacy. I am forever in your debt.”