Thanks to his masterful portrayal of a chemistry teacher-turned-drug kingpin, “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston has been called one of the greatest actors in the history of television, and his character Walter White is sure to be a household name for decades to come.
While he won Emmys for the first three seasons of the AMC hit, he lost his fourth bid to Damian Lewis (“Homeland“) in 2012 and missed out last week for part one of the fifth season to Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom“). (Vote in our Jeff Daniels Emmy poll here.)
Cranston’s current haul ties him with recent three-time Emmy recipients James Spader (“The Practice”/”Boston Legal”) and James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”) and past champs Bill Cosby (“I Spy”), Peter Falk (“Columbo”) and Robert Young (“Father Knows Best”/”Marcus Welby, M.D.”).
He is one shy of the all-time category record set by Dennis Franz (“NYPD Blue”) in the 1990s. To tie him, Cranston will need to win at the 2014 Emmys, when the show’s current run will be eligible.
Right now, “Breaking Bad” is the talk of the town thanks to the show’s emotional final episodes which coincided with its first Best Drama Series win at the Emmys, for which Cranston earned his first trophy as a producer.
Which episode from the second part of season five do you think gives Cranston the best shot at claiming victory next year? There are only eight to choose from, so tread lightly in your decision.
Vote in our poll below and explain your rationale in the comments section at the bottom of the page!
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