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Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston Win Emmys for Breaking Bad


Breaking Bad won twice in a big way at the 62nd Emmy awards, taking home statues for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, too.

Bryan Cranston beat the competition (and the odds) by winning the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the third year in a row. “During the time it took me to walk up here I’m venturing there were two hundred text messages to my fellow nominees saying you were robbed, and I cannot argue with that,” Cranston said, accepting the award. “I’m so humbled and amazed to be in your company.” He also thanked Vince Gilligan and the writing staff saying, “It feels like all I have to do is hold on tight and you’ll take us where we need to go.” (Read a Season 3 interview with Bryan Cranston here.)

The first Breaking Bad win of the evening, however, went to Aaron Paul for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. It was his second nomination for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman and his first Emmy win. “I know you’re crying at home watching, mom,” Paul said, accepting the award, “It’s ok. I love you.” (Read a season three interview with Aaron Paul here.)

AMC’s Mad Men won for Outstanding Drama series, beating out Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Good Wife, Lost and True Blood. (Click here to read more about Mad Men‘s Emmy wins.) congratulates Breaking Bad and Mad Men for all their successes.

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