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VIDEO: Egyptian-American Rami Malek wins Best Actor at the Emmys

Egyptian-American Rami Malek became the first non-white winner of Best Actor Emmy Award in 18 years
Malek plays a socially-awkward, depressed vigilante hacker Elliot Anderson in hit TV show Mr Robot

Rami Malek made academy award history on Sunday night when he became the first Egyptian-American to win the coveted 'Best Actor' Emmy Award for his protagonist role in the hit TV series Mr Robot

Malek, who plays the on-screen character Elliot Anderson - a socially-awkward, depressed vigilante hacker - was sure to highlight mental health in his acceptance speech.

The actor also became the first non-white winner of the prestigious award in 18 years, beating House of Cards heavyweight Kevin Spacey to the prize.