Golden Globes: What the Nominees Are Saying

BY THR STAFF

The nominees share their thoughts on the Thursday morning announcement.

Rami Malek
Best actor in a drama series nominee for 'Mr. Robot'

  USA Network

USA Network

"I haven’t slept in the last 48 hours," said the actor, who also received a SAG Award nomination on Wednesday. "It's one thing to celebrate on your own, but to be at that table with everyone who was in the trenches with you and a network, USA, that had our backs throughout, and the gentlemen from Anonymous Content will be there as well — it's going to be one champagne-filled evening for all of us." The night will be particularly momentous for USA Network, which earned its first drama series and first lead actor in a drama series nominations with Mr. Robot. Said Malek, "When you have a network as nurturing as they've been, you feel like anything is possible."

Christian Slater
Best supporting actor in a series for 'Mr. Robot'

  USA Network

USA Network

"I've always tried to temper and curb my enthusiasm about things and sort of just take things a moment at a time, and it's been a wonderful collection of moments as we've gone along," said the veteran actor, who earned his Golden Globe nomination for the USA Network breakout. "You never really know how people are going to respond to anything, really, so you can just show up and do the best job that you can possibly do."

A big part of that job in the show's first season was keeping the details surrounding his mysterious character under wraps. "When the first season started airing and people started asking me questions, having to hold my cards close all that time was very difficult," he said. "I'm a much better poker player today than I was before this show."

Sam Esmail
Creator and executive producer of best drama series nominee 'Mr. Robot'

  Image: Emily Shur

Image: Emily Shur

"Crazy and surreal seem to be the only two words I can think of right now. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Everyone at Mr. Robot is thrilled and surprised by our nominations. It was definitely a twist none of us saw coming. I have to throw a shout-out to the brave souls at USA for supporting us. But also, I’m very proud of our talented cast, crew, producers and writers who work very hard to make this show as wonderfully deranged as it is."

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