USA’s Mr. Robot took home the Golden Globe for best TV series, drama on Sunday night.
Writer-executive producer Sam Esmail took the stage with the show’s star, Rami Malek, and executive producers Chad Hamilton and Steve Golin to accept the honor. He gave a shout out to “our amazing cast, led by the brilliant performance of Rami Malek. I gotta thank Emmy [Rossum] for recommending Rami to me. More importantly, I gotta thank you for being my best friend and I love you,” he said of his actress-fiancée.
The show beat out Empire (Fox), Game of Thrones (HBO), Narcos (Netflix) and Outlander (Starz) to win the award.
Ricky Gervais hosted the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Read Esmail’s full speech below.
I gotta thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. They just gave the best drama series award to a show called ‘Mr. Robot.’ And that took a lot of courage so thank you. I gotta thank everybody at USA and UCP, but I got a special shout-out to Alex Sepiol and Jackie de Crinis. They really back this show from the beginning. I gotta thank my partner in crime Chad Hamilton, his partner in crime Steve Golin and everybody at Anonymous Content. I gotta thank our wonderful crew [list of names]. Our amazing cast led by the brilliant performance of Rami Malek. And I gotta thank Emmy [Rossum] for recommending Rami to me, and more importantly I gotta thank you for being my best friend and I love you. I gotta thank my family. My family here and my family in Egypt. To them I just wanna say, ‘shukran.’