Rami Malek Wins Best Actor At LAOFCS Awards Hosted At Taglyan

The stars came out for a red carpet night in Hollywood as Taglyan hosted the 2nd annual Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards on January 9th, 2019.

Fresh off his performance as the illustrious Freddie Mercury in the critically acclaimed Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek took home the award for Best Actor. A few days earlier, Malek had won a Golden Globe for Best Actor, for the same role.


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“This is a role, I don’t think, can be outdone. I think we’re always searching for that next great role, and I guess I’m fortunate that I’ve already been met with it,” Malek told the Hollywood Reporter.

Actor John Cho was given the first-ever Acting Achievement Award. His film Searching also won for Best Editing and Best Newcomer. Cho revealed that he may not have decided to take the role in the film if it hadn’t been for the persistence of screenwriters Aneesh Chagnaty and Sev Ohanian, who were constantly questioned about the Asian actor along the way.

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The evening celebrated the diversity that has recently ramped up in Hollywood. The LAOFCS is known for creating different categories for genders such as Best Male Director and Best Female Director. Spike Lee and Lynne Ramsay took home those awards respectively for BlacKkKlansman and You Were Never Really Here.

Oscar winner Brie Larson was recognized with the Trailblazer Award for her continuous efforts to expand the diversity in entertainment journalism.


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“If I’m going to travel around the world and talk about art, I want to know how you feel about it, too. And part of making that interesting is having a diverse group of people I can speak to,” she said to a group of critics sitting in the grand ballroom.

Taglyan’s stage area was furnished with a custom lectern with the LAOFCS logo emblazoned on it, and we projected their giant emblem on the wall behind the stage.

Our outdoor gardens were the perfect location for photo opportunities with the media, as well as greeting the stars. Step-and-repeat stands were set up with the logos of the various participating organizations for the stars and guests to take photos in front of.


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The LAOFCS was created to give diversity in Hollywood a voice. The organization wanted Hollywood—the movie capital of the world—to have its own online film critics society that properly reflected the voices that reside here in the city.

The LAOFCS also wanted to give credibility to critiquing films in mediums other than print. These mediums include video, podcasts, and many other platforms. The goal is to give voices to the underrepresented voices in Hollywood which might otherwise be ignored.

At Taglyan, we love hosting events such as this because we feel our space and amenities truly help bring the vision to life and provide the perfect setting. If you’re interested in Taglyan for your upcoming event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.