Speed Reads

Emmys 2014

Bryan Cranston wins one last Emmy for Breaking Bad

If you're shocked that Matthew McConaughey didn't win the Best Actor Emmy for True Detective, you're not alone. "Even I thought about voting for Matthew," said Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston in his acceptance speech.

"I was a kid who always looked for the shortcut. A schemer. My own family nicknamed me Sneaky Pete. [...] I can only say that I have gratitude," said Cranston, thanking the Academy, AMC, the cast and crew of Breaking Bad, and his own family.

Cranston saved specific praise for his co-stars (and fellow award winners). "I love you so much. You were with me all the way and I appreciate it," he said to Aaron Paul. He turned to Anna Gunn, the "television extraordinaire" who played his on-screen wife. "I love you, and especially those scenes in bed."

Cranston ended his speech by encouraging viewers to follow their own dreams. "Take a chance, take a risk, find that passion, rekindle it all over again," he said. "It's really worth it."