However, he wasn’t the only one singing praises, as Boynton, 29, herself opened up about hearing her mention in Malek’s Oscars speech, sharing it felt like she “blacked out.”
“Him winning for his performance was like winning for the tip of the iceberg of everything he had done,” she told The Cut that August. “You kind of forget that there are hundreds of other people in the room.”
In March 2022, the My Policeman actress reflected on being “really unaware of the public element” during that unforgettable moment.
“You’re just absorbing, millisecond by millisecond, what is happening,” she told You Magazine at the time, “and then suddenly you hear the applause and you realize it’s been a public moment, which is slightly strange.”