AwardsWatch Rami Malek Briefly Become Elliot Alderson in His Emmy Acceptance Speech
"Please tell me you're seeing this too!"
Rami Malek claimed more than just the best-dressed award at the Emmys tonight—he also won Best Actor in a Drama for Mr. Robot. He was the favorite to win due to his breakout compelling performance as anti-social vigilante hacker Elliot Alderson; his performance is magnetic, intimate, and unsettling, which becomes even more incredible when you see how goddamn adorable he is in person.
"Please tell me you're seeing this too," he gasped upon winning, channeling Elliot's unreliable-narrator paranoia, before launching into a grounded and sweet acceptance speech.
"I play a young man who I think is, like so many of us, profoundly alienated and the unfortunate thing is I don't know how many of us would want to hang out with a guy like Elliot," he said, explaining that he wants to "honor the Elliots" since "there's a little bit of Elliot in all of us."