Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Drama Actor. Rami Malek is entering the “Mr. Robot” pilot episode titled “eps.1.0_hellofriend.mov.” And Bob Odenkirk has selected the “Better Call Saul” season finale called “Klick.”
Malek received his first-ever Emmy nomination for playing Elliot Alderson. According to the official USA Network listing for his episode submission: “Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night, is recruited by a mysterious underground group to destroy the firm he’s paid to protect.”
Odenkirk reaped a second straight bid in this category and is also nominated as a producer of the series. He is a past Emmy winner as a writer for both “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ben Stiller Show.” On this “Breaking Bad” spin-off, he plays Jimmy McGill (soon to become Saul Goodman from “Breaking Bad”), a small-time New Mexico lawyer. According to the AMC listing for his episode: “Jimmy is forced to make a hard choice. Mike takes matters into his own hands. Hamlin relays shocking news while Chuck’s condition continues to evolve.”
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps. Click here for the full list of submissions in our forums as they have been announced so far. Click either name for our recent video chats with Malek and Odenkirk.
Who do you think will win Best Drama Actor? These two men compete against past winner Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”), returning nominees Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) and Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”), and first-time nominee Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”).
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