USA Network and Universal Cable Productions’ hit drama series Mr. Robot has received six Primetime Emmy® nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Along with the nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, the show’s main star Rami Malek received a nod for Lead Actor in a Drama Series and creator Sam Esmail is nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
This marks the first Outstanding Drama series nomination for both USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, and Malek’s first Emmy nomination.
“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, ” said Sam Esmail, Executive Producer and Creator.
Lead Actor nominee Rami Malek said, “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.”
“We are incredibly proud of this series, and pleased that the Television Academy has honored the creative vision of Sam Esmail, Rami’s unrivaled lead actor performance, and Christian, Portia, Carly and the entire stellar cast and crew of Mr. Robot,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We thank the Academy for honoring us alongside such deserving peers.”
Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Creator Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President at Universal Cable Productions said, “What an extraordinary journey we’ve all been on this year thanks to the vision and hard work of Sam, Rami and Christian, and the entire Mr. Robot cast and creative crew. Their dedication has been matched by the wonderful teams at UCP and USA. We are so proud to be part of this show.”
Produced by Universal Cable Productions and Anonymous Content, Mr. Robot is currently airing its second season on USA Network. It follows Elliot Alderson (Malek, ‘The Pacific’), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Slater, ‘Nymphomaniac’). The series also stars Portia Doubleday (‘Her‘), Carly Chaikin (‘Suburgatory‘) and Martin Wallström (‘Simple Simon‘).
The hacker drama as also received three Golden Globe Award nominations and two wins including Best Drama, a Peabody Award, four Critics’ Choice Award nominations and three wins, and two Writers Guild Award nominations and one win for Best New Series.
Following is a full list of the categories in which Mr. Robot was nominated:
- OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES – MR. ROBOT
- OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Rami Malek
- OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES – Sam Esmail
- OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE) – Mac Quayle
- OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES – Susie Farris, Beth Bowling and Kim Miscia
- OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR) – “eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf“, John W. Cook II (Re-Recording Mixer), Bill Freesh (Re-Recording Mixer), Timothia Sellers, Production Mixer, Andrew Morgado (Foley/ADR Mixer)