The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is all over us after Mr. Robot's Egyptian-American Sam Esmail took home a Golden Globe, saying 'shokran' to his Egyptian family during his acceptance speech.
Leo and Lady Gaga may be breaking the Internet, but we here in Egypt are more concerned with Sam Esmail's Golden Globe win! The creator and head writer of hit show Mr. Robot, proud Egyptian-American, Sam Esmail, accepted the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series. However, it's unclear which member of the cast and crew gets to take it home and build a shrine around it, or whether they will alternate.
In his acceptance speech, Esmail thanked fiancée Emmy Rossum for introducing him to the star of the show, Rami Malek and for being his best friend. He also thanked his family in the US and his family in Egypt (that’s us!), saying “shukran."
Rami Malek’s Golden Globe loss broke our hearts, though! The 34-year-old Egyptian-American actor lost the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series — Drama to John Hamm! This is worse than cold koshary bayet!
Mr. Robot is a psychological thriller about a computer programmer with social anxiety disorder who joins a team of hacktivists to take down one of the world’s largest corporations.