‘Mr. Robot’ at the Emmys: Will it score nominations for Best Drama Series, Writing & Directing?

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Mr. Robot” is the most acclaimed new series of the 2015-2016 TV season, winning Best Drama Series at both the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Golden Globes, Best New Series from the Writers Guild Awards and earning Rami Malek a Best Drama Actor bid at the SAG Awards, which are usually stingy to first-year shows. It was also one of AFI’s top TV programs of the year.

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Will all this early love translate to a trifecta of Emmy nominations for Best Drama Series, Best Drama Writing and Best Drama Directing? Our forum posters are discussing the show’s chances. Read some of their comments below, then join the discussion in our message board.

Teridax: After its shocking snub at the DGAs I doubt it can get a directing nod. Series seems likely just based on the hype it’s been deservedly getting.

thedemonhog: “Mr. Robot” will do very well at the Emmys, with nominations for series, writing, directing, lead actor, supporting actor, casting, editing and maybe production design, score and sound mixing.

Atypical: It’s definitely possible. Something’s gonna fill in all of these gaps this year.

Denis: It is all of this undeserved hype that ruined it for me, I used to think about it as a decent show with two very strong competitive episodes in the writing category, but that is about it. Maybe I just can’t stand the fact that something like this can get Emmy attention when “The Americans,” “Rectify” and so many other more deserving shows can’t.

Icky: I didn’t love “Mr Robot’s” first season, but it was in my top 10 shows of the year, and I did prefer it to “Rectify’s” and “The Americans'” third seasons. I’m far more irked that it’s overshadowing “The Leftovers.”

mikeboy898: I don’t see a scenario where “Mr. Robot” doesn’t get nominations for Drama Series and Drama Actor for Rami Malek. Directing might be a bit of a stretch, but the Emmys do love handing out Directing and/or writing nominations to shows in their debut seasons.

eastwest: It’s a lock for series (and actor of course). I’m not sure about directing … [Creator] Sam Esmail is a newcomer. His chances for a writing nomination are stronger.

Rooney Moore: Casting is another one to keep an eye on from now on because last year they started to allow both directors and producers (biggest branch + the only category that they vote other than main series categories) to vote there. Last year all three Casting winners repeated their wins in Series categories.

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