Best: Rami Malek and Tatiana Maslany Take Top Acting Honors
Everyone loves a good underdog story, and this year's Emmys gave us a pair of them. Lead Actor/Actress in a Drama Series noms Rami Malek (USA's Mr. Robot) and Tatiana Maslany (BBC America's Orphan Black) were both the young upstarts in their categories, and both won the night. It was a victory for up-and-comers with mondo talent — Malek's turn as an unhinged hacker is bizarre and magnetic, and Maslany portrays eight different clones with such versatility that it's easy to forget they're all the same performer. It's also a triumph for left-of-center programming: Mr. Robot and Orphan Black are both genre shows that take wear their cyberpunky strangeness on their sleeve. Welcome to the new face of prestige television.