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Emmys 2016: Rami Malek wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Rami Malek just won his first-ever Emmy for his role as Elliot in USA’s Mr. Robot. Malek accepted the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in A Drama Series by stepping on stage and whispering to the audience, “Please tell me you’re seeing this too,” mimicking the nervous paranoia of the character he plays on the show.

“I play a young man who is like so many of us profoundly alienated,” Malek said, “and the unfortunate thing is, I’m not sure how many of us would want to hang out with a guy like Elliot. I want to honor the Elliots because there’s a little bit of Elliot in all of us, isn’t there?”

Disclosure: NBC Universal, owner of USA Network, is an investor in Vox Media, The Verge’s parent company. Additionally, we are an independent editorial partner in the Mr. Robot Digital After Show hosted by The Verge.


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