It was an evening filled with victories and stunning gowns at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. It was also an opportunity for stars aligning for the first time and perhaps forging new friendships.
Actor Rami Malek, who wowed critics and moviegoers with his Globe-winning portrayal of the late Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, introduced himself to Lady Gaga and stole the internet's heart.
Nearby spectators caught the opportune moment as Malek extended his hand out to the A Star is Born actress, who looked resplendent in her light blue Valentino Couture gown.
When Freddie Mercury meets Ally Maine. Rami Malek and Lady Gaga at the #GoldenGlobes tonight. https://t.co/8CTLayldQh— Lady Gaga Source (@Lady Gaga Source)1546822745.0
Each of them appeared appreciative of the other's talents as they briefly chatted. And like a classy gentleman, Malek, 37, graciously bowed before parting ways.
Popsugar reported that both actors took home Golden Globes: Malek for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, and Gaga for Best Original Song, "Shallow" from her star-making turn as singer/songwriter Ally in A Star is Born.
Fans were crushing on the Mister Robot actor and his interaction with the venerated Grammy Award-winning star.
@MisterBroRo @hausofgagary He bowed, what a gent. Well she is a queen 👸 after all— Rhys (@Rhys)1546823340.0
@MisterBroRo okay maybe he's cute after all— digging my grave (@digging my grave)1546822865.0
@ScottFeinberg Aw he looks so nervous! Adorable— Abigail Hope (@Abigail Hope)1546827451.0
@ScottFeinberg I love the level of deference Rami Malek has for Lady Gaga. It is the exact right level.— chillin' w/nobody (@chillin' w/nobody)1546833234.0
@ScottFeinberg He is so courteous.— Blooms at No. 45 (@Blooms at No. 45)1546826464.0
@MisterBroRo He knew to bow to the queen— Mary Jane Holland🌳🐾⬆️ (@Mary Jane Holland🌳🐾⬆️)1546830748.0
The 32-year-old pop queen definitely earned her status as one of the Hollywood elite, but Malek is no commoner, either.
@ScottFeinberg He is a prince!— Susan (@Susan)1546826593.0
@ScottFeinberg @THR That was a great film.he played Freddie beautifully— Wolfgang baber (@Wolfgang baber)1546823719.0
@ScottFeinberg I Love this guy!❤— Simone Aguiar Guedes (@Simone Aguiar Guedes)1546856015.0
When her win for Best Song was announced, the emotional Gaga was joined on stage by her co-writers for "Shallow" – Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and Anthony Rossomando, and she praised her supportive team.
"As a woman in music, it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and a songwriter. These three incredible men . . . they lifted me up, they supported me."
During his winning speech, Malek paid tribute to Queen – the rock band formerly fronted by Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991 – and said he was "beyond moved" for his first Golden Globe win, according to BBC. Bohemian Rhapsody also beat out A Star is Born in the same category for Best Picture - Drama.
"To you, Brian May, to you, Roger Taylor, for ensuring that authenticity remains in the world," Malek said, and dedicated the award to Mercury.
"This is for and because of you, gorgeous!"