Of all the new shows in 2015, USA's Mr. Robot was not only one of the best, it was also one of the most ambitious. Created by Sam Esmail (writer/director of 2014's Comet, also Shameless star Emmy Rossum's fiancé), the series stars Rami Malek as Elliot Anderson, an Internet security engineer suffering from social anxiety disorder and depression amidst our increasingly connected world. Garnering tons of critical praise from outlets like The Guardian upon its premiere, the show was clearly genius from the first few seconds of the pilot — so it's no surprise that it racked up a few awards nominations this year. Mr. Robot is nominated for three awards at Sunday's Golden Globes: First, the show is nominated in the Best Drama Series category, then Malek nabbed a nomination in the Best Actor In A Television Drama Series category, while Christian Slater got a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category.
But, when Sunday night rolled around, how did Mr. Robot actually fare at the Golden Globes?
Well, good news, fans: During Sunday's Golden Globes on NBC, Mr. Robot won big, particularly in the Best Drama Series category. Though it was up against heavy-hitter shows like Empire, Game Of Thrones, Narcos, and Outlander, presenters Olivia Wilde and John Krasinski announced the series as the winner of the category — and, if the critical acclaim Season 1 of Mr. Robot garnered wasn't enough to convince you to watch it, this Golden Globe win absolutely should. Creator Sam Esmail took the stage with the cast to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the win, as well as his fiancé Rossum for, as he stated, "recommending" Malek to him for the lead role for the series.
In addition to the Best Drama Series win, Slater also took home the Golden Globe for the Best Supporting Actor In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category — however, Malek didn't take home the award for Best Actor In A Television Drama Series.
Still, Mr. Robot had a huge night at the Golden Globes on Sunday, and it truly deserves all of the attention it's receiving.
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