Egypt’s ‘Golden’ boy Rami Malek wins Golden Globe award for ‘Mr. Robot’

Published January 11th, 2016 - 09:28 GMT
The cast of the celebrated TV show "Mr. Robot." (AFP)
The cast of the celebrated TV show "Mr. Robot." (AFP)

Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek has done Egypt and the Arab world proud after winning a Golden Globe award for his hit TV series "Mr. Robot" on Sunday.

"Mr. Robot" premiered in June 2015 and became an instant hit shortly after its initial online release. With only one season out and another on the way, it is certainly deserving of the Globes's "Best Drama Series" award.

Rami and his crew beat major television series "Game of Thrones," "Empire," "Narcos," and "Outlander" to the title.

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Malek plays the lead character on the show: antisocial vigilante hacker Elliot Alderson whose mission is to take down one of the largest corporations in the world.

While Malek missed out on winning a Golden Globe for the "Best Drama Series Actor" (Jon Hamm of Mad Men got it), his co-star Christian Slater, who plays Mr. Robot, won the Golden Globe for "Best Television Series Supporting Actor."

The hacker series was written, directed and produced by 38-year-old Egyptian-American Sam Esmail.

“I’d like to thank our amazing cast led by the brilliant performance of Rami Malek,” said Esmail during his acceptance speech.

Esmail also thanked his family in Arabic, saying, “I’ve got to thank my family. My family here and my family in Egypt. And to them I just want to say shukran!”

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