Rami Malek’s Heartfelt Acceptance Speech at the Critics’ Choice Awards
Rami Malek won his first big award of the awards season when he took home the 2016 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama Sunday night. He started off by thanking his “fearless” mom and praising his fellow nominees before delivering an emotional and heartfelt tribute to the Mr. Robot cast and crew.
Malek thanked his co-star Christian Slater, mentioning that he looks up to him as both “a man and an actor” and acknowledged he wouldn’t be on stage if not for the brilliant Sam Esmail.
But the highlight of his speech was how Malek profoundly thanked his character, Elliot, who taught him “It’s not just good to be different – it’s better to be different.”