25/02/2019 06:35 GMT

Oscars 2019: Rami Malek Falls Off Stage Shortly After Being Awarded Best Actor

There's crashing down to earth with a thud, and then there's this.

So, you know that feeling when you’ve literally just been recognised for being at the top of your game and doing better than everyone else in your field in the last 12 months, only to wind up falling over and immediately dragging yourself back down to earth?

Yeah well, Rami Malek does.

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Sunday night was a big one for Rami, landing his first ever Oscar for his performance as Freddie Mercury in the divisive Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Just moments later, though, he would end up falling clean off the stage at the Dolby Theatre, even being seen to by paramedics.

Fortunately for Rami, the fall took place after the live broadcast was over (exactly what he was doing back on the stage remains to be seen), but photographers still in the auditorium did still capture the moment, including the aftermath of him speaking to an EMT (emergency medical technician).

Rami speaks to medical officials shortly after his accident

It doesn’t look like there was any damage, though, with Rami later returning to the press room to pose alongside his fellow acting winners, Olivia Colman of The Favourite, Green Book’s Mahershala Ali and Regina King, who won her first Oscar on Sunday night for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk.

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Rami and his fellow winners in the Oscars press room

In addition to Rami’s win, Bohemian Rhapsody was the top film at this year’s Oscars overall, taking home four awards in total, the remaining three coming from technical categories.

Green Book – another of this awards season’s more controversial offerings – took home the coveted Best Picture prize, while Roma and Black Panther also came out on top in three categories each.

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