'Mr. Robot' Delivers USA Network Its First Drama Series Emmy Nom

Deadline | 7/14/2016 | Anthony D'Alessandro
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USA Network dominated during the early aughts with their comedy series Monk (18 nominations, eight wins), and then with 2007 miniseries The Starter Wife (10 noms, one win) and 2013 Political Animals (five noms, one win). However, today the cable network and Universal Cable Productions earned their first Drama Series nomination with its cyber thriller series Mr. Robot.

In total, the show landed six noms including a first Emmy nom for leading actor Rami Malek, who plays Elliot Alderson, a hacker who suffers from dissociative identity disorder.

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Unfortunately, TV Academy voters overlooked Mr. Robot himself, Christian Slater, who plays the hacker mentor father to Elliot. Slater walked away with a best supporting TV drama actor win at the Golden Globes where the show, created by Sam Esmail, also landed a drama win while Malek was nominated.

USA’s Emmy noms for Mr. Robot are hard -arned. Never in recent memory has an awards campaign been so long. Ever since the series ended its run last September, the actors and Esmail have been on a nonstop promo tour that led into the fall SAG/Globes season, and they haven’t let up through last night’s two-part Season 2 premiere, which hit a series low of 1.04M total viewers and a 0.4 rating among adults...
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