Sam Esmail and Rami Malek Respond to Their Emmy Nominations for Mr. Robot
USA Network's hacker drama Mr. Robot, which just premiered its second season this week to rave reviews, picked up six Emmy nominations from the Television Academy Thursday morning, including Outstanding Drama Series.
In response to the nomination, creator Sam Esmail, who's also nominated in the category of Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, issued a statement on behalf of the cast and crew: "The entire team at Mr. Robot is thrilled with our nominations this morning. Today is officially shoot day 80 for season two and we couldn’t be happier to hear the news from set. We are humbled and honored to be in the company of such innovative, groundbreaking storytelling. On behalf of the cast and crew who continue to work tirelessly to make this show, as well as USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, thank you to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences."
Malek, who's nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his turn as Elliot Alderson, also shared a statement Thursday: "I couldn’t be more honored to receive this nomination. To be included among of list of actors whose work I’ve admired for years is truly humbling. I’m so grateful for the brilliant Sam Esmail who brought Elliot to life and has allowed me to play a role one could only dream of. Thank you to the cast, crew, USA Network and Universal Cable Productions. And, of course, to the Academy.”
The winners will be announced during a live broadcast of the 68th annual Emmy Awards on September 18 at 8/7c.
Mr. Robot airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA Network. Catch up on season_2.0 here.