“Mr. Robot” has been getting a lot of attention not just from viewers but also award-giving bodies. The latest to give a nod to the USA show is the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics’ Choice Awards.
The show created by Sam Esmail was nominated in three categories, according to Deadline. The show was nominated for Best Drama Series. Two of the show’s actors were also nominated for their performances. Rami Malek was nominated for Best Actor for a Drama Series for his portrayal of Elliot Alderson. Christian Slater, meanwhile, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Mr. Robot/Edward Alderson.
The show was previously nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Casting and Outstanding Sound Mixing categories at the Emmy Awards. Esmail was also nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. While they failed to grab the awards for the said categories, Mac Quayle won in the Outstanding Music Composition category, while Malek bagged the Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama award.
Esmail has already taken to Twitter to share his joy over the show’s nomination. The writer-director said: “This is such an amazing honor. On behalf of the cast and crew, thank you! And HUGE congrats to @ItsRamiMalek and @ChristianSlater!”
The show’s first win this year was at the Golden Globes. The series was proclaimed best drama series.
Talking about the unexpected attention the show has been getting, Esmail said, according to Variety: “My biggest expectation for the show was that it would be a cult hit with a good small fan base that would keep us on the air for a long enough time for me to finish the whole series. This is totally surreal and unexpected and I can’t even process it.”
Find out if “Mr. Robot” will win at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Dec. 11.