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Golden Globes nominations: Bryan Cranston wants the world to love 'Breaking Bad' as much as he does

December 14, 2010 |  8:31 am

After winning three consecutive Emmys for his outstanding and complex performance on AMC's "Breaking Bad," Bryan Cranston was nominated for his first Golden Globe for that role on Tuesday.

"I'm very pleased to get this, though I was really hoping that the show would be recognized," Cranston said. "But these are nice problems to have."

Indeed, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. is known for discovering edgy, off-the-beaten-path types of shows. So it may seem odd that it has never recognized a quality basic-cable drama like "Breaking Bad."

"This will hopefully open up a more global spyglass for the show," said Cranston, who plays a chemistry teacher who gradually becomes a criminal to secure financial independence for his family after he's diagnosed with cancer.

"We would like the world to look and see the nature of this man's plight. It's a universal condition that he finds himself in -- it's not just an American story. We would love it to be exposed to the international public."

-- Maria Elena Fernandez and Greg Braxton

Photo: Bryan Cranston in Los Angeles. Credit: Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times


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