Nicole Kidman hugs Rami Malek at Critics' Choice Awards after snubbing him at Golden Globes
Rami Malek and Nicole Kidman made up for the awkward gaffe at the Golden Globes by embracing on the blue carpet at the Critics' Choice Awards hosted in Santa Monica on Monday
'Queen' star Rami Malek was hilariously snubbed on stage by Australian actress Nicole Kidman at the 76th annual Golden Globes just over a week ago. However, on Monday night, the pair made up for the awkward gaffe by embracing on the blue carpet of the Critics' Choice Awards hosted in Santa Monica.
Kidman beamed with joy as she greeted Malek and the two put their embarrassing moment at the Golden Globes behind them.
Kidman, 51 and Malek, 37 were both nominated for awards on the night, with Kidman up for Best Actress for the film 'Destroyer' and Malek up for Best Actor for the film 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
Kidman donned an Armani Privé gown as she hugged Rami. Their warm blue carpet display of affection was a far cry from their now infamous Golden Globes moment.
The funny snub was captured by Twitter user @1AbbyRoad who cemented the moment's meme status by captioning it: 'Rami Malek trying to talk to Kidman Kidman is like me trying to talk to my crush #goldenglobes'.
Malek was spotted trying to engage Kidman in a conversation twice before rushing over and placing a hand on her back, and somehow still failed to get the attention of the Australian actress.
While speaking on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', Malek clarified the situation saying, "I have known her for many years. So I thought I could easily go up and say Hi. It turned out not to be the case. It was very awkward. I have a feeling that this is probably haunting."
In spite of the awkward moment between the two, it was still a big night for Malek who picked up his debut Golden Globes for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
The 37-year-old star had to overcome his emotions as he beat out a talented field for the Best Actor award.
Malek had been up against Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate), Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased) and John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman), for the gong.