Is Rami Malek Having the Best Week Ever?

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Rami Malek's Guide to Having the Best Week Ever

This right here? This is the face of a winner. Photograph courtesy of Getty Images
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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


Elliot Alderson is pretty much never without his black hoodie. Consider it his hacker-uniform-slash-armor.

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

So it turns out that Season 2 went to some pretty unexpected places.

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


Burning some CDs, taking down The Man. NBD, just a typical day for Elliot.

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

This is good. This is very good.

Because everything's better with a Great Dane and a handsome sweater.

Step 6: Have "Gilmore Girls" Cameo Rediscovered


Malek, before he traded in the sweater-vest for the hoodie.

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


Elliot meeting with Mr. Robot himself, proving that things aren't always what they seem.

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!

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