Rami Malek's Guide to Having the Best Week Ever
Step 1: Win Fancy Award
On Sunday night, Rami Malek won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his flawless portrayal of vigilante hacker Elliot Alderson on USA's hit show, Mr. Robot. Malek himself may have seemed shocked when his name was called, but anyone who has seen his performance as the show's outsider hero knows this was very well deserved.
Step 2: Give a Top-Notch Speech
His acceptance speech, which started with a nod to his character's hallucinations (one of the key reasons Mr. Robot is so compelling), has been called one of the best of the night. He graciously thanked the show's cast and crew before dedicating his big win to all the Elliots in the world—all the people who feel "profoundly alienated" and voiceless.
Step 3: Be a Really Good Son
Rami continued to win in the backstage press room, where he dedicated his Emmy to his immigrant parents, who worked tirelessly to provide a better life for their young family. As the first Egyptian-American ever to win an Emmy for acting, he noted that he doesn't look like a traditional leading man and voiced his hope that both the entertainment industry and the real world will continue to grow increasingly diverse and progressive.
Step 4: Establish Reputation for Killer Style
Malek is no stranger to best-dressed lists, but by Monday morning he found himself sitting atop most every Emmys-related outfit roundup for his choice of Awards show attire: a cream Dior tuxedo jacket.
Step 5: Watch Super-Stylish Sweater-and-Dog Photos Go Viral
Because everything's better with a Great Dane and a handsome sweater.
Step 6: Have "Gilmore Girls" Cameo Rediscovered
As if he needed another reason for audiences to fawn over him this week, fans have recently uncovered his appearance in beloved early '00s show, Gilmore Girls. The guy cannot miss right now.
Step 7: Keep the Fans on the Edge of Their Seats
Tonight the second season of Mr. Robot comes to an end. While there are still lingering questions we need to have answered in the big finale, there's one thing we are certain will happen tonight: Malek will be at the top of his game, as usual.
Watch the season finale of Mr. Robot tonight at 10 p.m. EST on USA Network!