Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul party late after their ‘Breaking Bad’ wins

"Breaking Bad" stars Aaron Paul, left, with his Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama series, and Bryan Cranston, with Emmys for best actor and producer in a drama series, at the post-ceremony Governors' Ball in the L.A. Convention Center.
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Aaron Paul, who won his third Emmy as supporting actor in a drama series for his portrayal of troubled junkie Jesse Pinkman in AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” was experiencing another type of high a few hours after the conclusion of the Emmys.

“I feel over the moon,” said Paul, clutching his statuette as he made his way through a post-Emmy party hosted by AMC and sister network IFC at Boa Steakhouse.

Paul was a late arrival to the party -- he and other “Breaking Bad” winners had spent much of the night accepting congratulations at the Governors’ Ball after the ceremony.


It was Paul’s third “Breaking Bad” Emmy.

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The actor seemed a bit dazed as he roamed the Boa patio -- well-wishers descended upon him from everywhere, and he was separated for a time from his wife, Lauren Paul, co-founder of the charitable Kind Campaign.

Bryan Cranston, who won his fourth Emmy for lead actor in a drama for his role as Walter White, the high school chemistry teacher who becomes a deadly drug kingpin, was also excited as he walked around the patio. He was a bit surprised at his win -- “I thought Matthew [McConaughey of “True Detective”] might win.”

However, Cranston said he wasn’t that surprised when “Breaking Bad” scored the big prize of the evening, winning honors as best drama for a second straight year.

“Everyone has embraced us so much, the members of the TV academy and everyone else,” he said. “I really wasn’t that shocked.”

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