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Emmy Awards 2010: Aaron Paul wins Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

08/29/2010 by Corinne Heller

Aaron Paul is seen in 'Breaking Bad' promotional photograph (Photo credit: AMC) Aaron Paul won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series on Sunday for his role as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, marking the actor's first win and second nomination.

Paul beat nominees Martin Short of Damages, John Slattery of Mad Men, Andre Braugher of Men of a Certain Age and Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson of LOST.

Breaking Bad began in 2008 and airs on AMC. Bryan Cranston plays a high school chemistry teacher who leads a secret life as a crystal meth maker and dealer to pay for his cancer treatments so he can provide for his family. Paul plays a former student in Walt's chemistry class and his business partner. The show's fourth season is set to air in 2011.

Paul, an Idaho native who turned 31 on Friday, played Scott Quittman in the HBO drama series Big Love and has had small parts on shows such as The Ghost Whisperer and Criminal Minds, as well as the 2006 film Mission Impossible III. He also played the main character in the 2010 television movie Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.

Breaking Bad was nominated for seven awards this year and lead actor Bryan Cranston won an Emmy as well. The show has won six awards since it began and has been nominated for a total of 16 times.

Check out a full list of winners at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

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