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Breaking Bad Wins At 2010 Emmy Awards

Posted by on August 30, 2010 at 5:54 PM EST

breaking badBreaking Bad wins at 2010 Emmy Awards.

After garnering seven Emmy nominations, Breaking Bad picked up two very big trophies for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

Bryan Cranston led the way with his Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. After a long stint as the bumbling father on Malcolm in the Middle, Cranston was probably not anybody’s first choice to lead a show about a science teacher who finds out he has terminal cancer and decides to use his chemistry skills to cook meth as a way to make a bunch of money fast. His portrayal of Walter White dead on, focused, dramatic and at times darkly comic. He is perfection in the role and his win over more well known shows like House and Dexter announce he and the show’s rise to stand among the ranks of TV’s great dramas.

One of the biggest shocks of the night came when Cranston’s co-star Aaron Paul picked up the show’s second Emmy when he took home the trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Paul’s portrayal of often drug addicted, paranoid dealer Jesse Pinkman is a scene-stealer. He is amazing to watch and filled with kinetic energy that brings his character to life. Perhaps his most amazing feat is that he manages to take a person you would otherwise loathe and turn them into someone you find yourself rooting for.

That idea is the brilliance behind Breaking Bad. Normally you would never want to see the meth dealers succeed, but here you find yourself hoping they do. The show never shies away from showing the dark, terrible side of what they are doing and there are plenty of consequences for their actions, but Cranston and Paul help bring likability to their characters that make you cheer for them and the shows top-notch writing ensures that these two new Emmy winners always have great material to work with.

Be sure to catch up on the first three seasons of Breaking Bad and watch as Season 4 premieres in July 2011 on AMC.



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