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Emmy Awards 2010: Bryan Cranston wins Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

08/29/2010 by Corinne Heller

Emmy Awards 2010: Bryan Cranston wins Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (Photo courtesy of AMC) Bryan Cranston won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series on Sunday, marking the actor's third consecutive win for his role as Walter White in Breaking Bad and sixth Emmy nomination overall.

Cranston beat nominees Michael C. Hall of Dexter, Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights, Hugh Laurie of House, Matthew Fox of LOST and Jon Hamm of Mad Men.

"During the time it took me to walk up here, I venture there were 200 text messages to the other nominees saying, 'You were robbed," Cranston said. "I cannot argue with that."

The AMC series Breaking Bad began in 2008. 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. The show's fourth season is set to air in 2011.

Cranston played Hal in the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle between 2000 and 2006, which earned him three Emmy nominations. He also had parts in shows such as the sitcoms Seinfeld and The King of Queens and the children's action series Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

Breaking Bad was nominated for seven awards at this year's ceremony and Cranston's co-star Aaron Paul won an Emmy earlier in the day. The series has won a total of six Emmys and has been nominated 16 times.

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

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