Rami Malek Wins His First Emmy, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama

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Rami Malek's turn as Elliot Alderson in USA’s Mr. Robot has been praised time and again since the show premiered last summer (Vulture named him the best actor of the year). And tonight he became the first Egyptian-American to win the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (or an Emmy acting award, period). Malek joined the lineup of stars who were genuinely, charmingly, taken aback by their victories at tonight's ceremony, including queen JLD herself.