Mr. Robot Wins the Emmy for Best Music
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Mr. Robot composer Mac Quayle won the Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) Saturday night, taking home a statuette at the 68th Creative Arts Emmys.
For Creative Arts submissions, composers enter one episode for consideration, and Quayle's winning submission was the season one premiere, the episode “eps1.0_ hellofriend. mov.”
"I do have a fondness for the entire opening of episode one," Quayle told USA Network in an exclusive interview in June. "It was the first thing that I wrote, although it was actually the second. The first thing I wrote, Sam [Esmail] said, 'This is really good, but it's not working for the scene,' and so I wrote something else, but ultimately, it was the first thing approved. The scene is so powerful where Elliot is in the coffee shop and we really get this great introduction into his character. That's when I first wrote what became his theme, and I like how the score sits underneath the dialogue and pushes it a little bit this way, and that way. I'm really partial to that opening scene."
Esmail tweeted his congrats to Quayle following last night's win.
Congratulations @macquayle on a much deserved Emmy win!!!— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) September 11, 2016
Mr. Robot is still in the running for four other Emmys, including another Creative Arts Emmy this weekend, plus three more at next week's main event for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor for Rami Malek, and writing for Sam Esmail.
Th 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held next Sunday, Sept. 18. Jimmy Kimmel hosts the live broadcast, starting at 8/7c on ABC.