He triumphed in a field of top contenders that also included newly minted Oscar winner
It's Cranston's fourth Emmy in the category, which he won for three consecutive years from 2008 to 2010. The latest statuette means Cranston is now tied with "
"Breaking Bad," which charted Walter White's transformation from sad-sack chemistry teacher to ruthless drug lord, ended its five-season run on AMC last September amid widespread acclaim and record ratings, with more than 10 million viewers tuning in to the series finale.
Before "Breaking Bad" launched him into the A-list, Cranston was best known for his role as a put-upon family man in the sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle" and had amassed a long list of television credits, including "Murder, She Wrote,"
It's been a year of accolades for the 58-year-old actor, who in addition to winning the