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Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He played Walter White on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, Hal on the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle, and Dr. Tim Whatley on the NBC
NBC
comedy series Seinfeld. For Breaking Bad, Cranston won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times (2008–2010, 2014), including three consecutive wins (the second time in television history after Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
in I Spy during the 1960s).[1] After becoming one of the producers of Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
in 2011, he also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series twice.[2] Cranston was also nominated three times for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Malcolm in the Middle. His role in Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
also earned him five Golden Globe nominations and one win in 2014, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with four wins, and six Satellite Awards
Satellite Awards
nominations with four wins. In June 2014, he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
in the play All the Way on Broadway. He reprised his role in the television film of the same name, which debuted on HBO in May 2016. For the film Trumbo (2015), he received widespread acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Cranston has directed episodes of various television series, including seven episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, three episodes of Breaking Bad, two episodes of Modern Family, one episode of The Office, and one episode of Sneaky Pete. He has also appeared in several acclaimed films such as Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998), Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
(2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012) and Godzilla (2014). In 2015, Cranston, together with David Shore, executive produced and wrote the story for the Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios
original crime drama Sneaky Pete.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early work 2.2 Career breakthrough and Malcolm in the Middle 2.3 Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
and beyond

3 Charity 4 Personal life 5 Filmography and awards 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956[4] in Hollywood, California,[5] the second of three children born to Annalisa "Peggy" (née Sell; 1923–2004), a radio actress, and Joseph Louis "Joe" Cranston (1924–2014), an actor and former amateur boxer.[6][7][8] His father was of Irish, German, and Austrian-Jewish descent, while his mother was the daughter of German immigrants.[9][10][11] He has an older brother, Kyle, and a younger sister, Amy. Cranston was raised in Canoga Park, California.[2][12][13] Cranston's father held many jobs before deciding to become an actor, but did not secure enough roles to provide for his family. He eventually walked out on the family when Cranston was 11 years old, and they did not see each other again until 11 years later, when Cranston and his brother decided to track their father down.[6] Cranston was 22 at the time, and he and his father maintained a relationship until his father's death in 2014.[14] Cranston has claimed that he based his portrayal of Walter White on his own father, who had a slumped posture "like the weight of the world was on his shoulders".[6] After his father left, he was raised partly by his grandparents,[15] living on their poultry farm in Yucaipa, California. He has called his parents "broken people" who were "incapacitated as far as parenting" and caused the family to lose their house in a foreclosure.[15] In 1968, when he was 12 years old, he encountered a young Charles Manson
Charles Manson
while riding horses with his teenage cousin at the Spahn Ranch.[16][17] This happened about a year before Manson committed the Tate-LaBianca murders.[18] Cranston graduated from Canoga Park High School, where he was a member of the school's chemistry club,[19] and earned an associate's degree in police science from Los Angeles Valley College
Los Angeles Valley College
in 1976.[20] Career[edit]

Cranston in 2008

Early work[edit] After college, Cranston began his acting career in local and regional theaters, getting his start at the Granada Theater in the San Fernando Valley. He had previously performed as a youth, but his show business parents had mixed feelings about their son being involved in the profession, so he did not continue until years later.[8] Cranston was ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Church, and performed weddings for $150 a service to help with his income.[21][22] He also worked as a waiter, a night-shift security guard at the gates of a private Los Angeles community, a truck loader, a camera operator for a video dating service, and a CCTV security guard at a supermarket.[23] He started working regularly in the late 1980s, mostly doing minor roles and advertisements.[citation needed] He was an original cast member of the ABC soap opera Loving, where he played Douglas Donovan from 1983 to 1985.[8] Cranston starred in the short-lived series Raising Miranda in 1988. Cranston's voice acting includes English dubbing of Japanese anime (under the pseudonym Lee Stone),[24] including Macross Plus
Macross Plus
and Armitage III: Poly-Matrix, and most notably, the children's series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Cranston did voice work for the 1993-94 first season of that series, playing characters such as Twin Man and Snizzard, for which he was paid about $50.00 an hour for two or three hours of daily work. The Blue Power Ranger, Billy Cranston, was named for him.[25][26] Career breakthrough and Malcolm in the Middle[edit] From 1994 to 1997, Cranston made a handful of appearances as Dr. Tim Whatley, Jerry's dentist, on Seinfeld. In 1996, he played his second astronaut when he portrayed Gus Grissom
Gus Grissom
in the film That Thing You Do! In 1997, Cranston had a small role in Babylon 5 as Ericsson. In 1998, Cranston appeared in an episode of The X-Files
The X-Files
written by Vince Gilligan. That same year, he portrayed astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin
in the HBO
HBO
miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. In 1999, Cranston wrote and directed the film Last Chance.[27] That same year he made his second appearance for a recurring role on the CBS
CBS
sitcom The King of Queens, playing Doug Heffernan's neighbor, Tim Sacksky. In 1998, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, as War Department Colonel I.W. Bryce, who insisted that Private Ryan be rescued. His theatrical credits include starring roles in The God of Hell, Chapter Two, The Taming of the Shrew, A Doll's House, Barefoot in the Park, Eastern Standard, Wrestlers and The Steven Weed Show, for which he won a Drama-Logue Award.[28] In 2000, Cranston landed a leading role as Hal on the comedy series Malcolm in the Middle. He would remain with the show until its end in 2006. Cranston ended up directing several episodes of the show and received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his performance.[29] Cranston reprised his role in a cutaway gag during the Family Guy
Family Guy
episode "I Take Thee Quagmire", killing Lois (his wife on Malcolm in the Middle) with a refrigerator door, and in a leaked alternate ending of Breaking Bad with Jane Kaczmarek
Jane Kaczmarek
reprising her role as Lois.[30]

Cranston at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego Comic-Con
International

He has had guest roles in many television series, including a white-collar criminal searching for his estranged wife and daughter on The Flash, a lawyer attempting to free the title character from a contract in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and a bigoted man being driven insane by extremely low frequency sonar waves in The X-Files
The X-Files
episode "Drive". He also had a guest role in late 2006 on the CBS
CBS
sitcom How I Met Your Mother, playing Ted Mosby's obnoxious co-worker and former boss Hammond Druthers. He played Lucifer
Lucifer
in the ABC Family
ABC Family
miniseries Fallen and appeared as Nick Wrigley, an irresponsible uncle who accidentally brings Christmas
Christmas
close to destruction when he steals Santa's sleigh to have a crazy ride, in the 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie 'Twas the Night. He appeared as the more successful business colleague of Greg Kinnear's character in the film Little Miss Sunshine (2006). In September 2008, Cranston narrated a pre-teen adventure/fantasy audiobook called Adventures with Kazmir the Flying Camel.[31] Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
and beyond[edit] From 2008 to 2013, Cranston starred in the AMC series Breaking Bad, created by Vince Gilligan, in which he played Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Walter teams up with former student Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul), to manufacture and sell methamphetamine to ensure the well-being of Walter's family after he dies. Cranston's work on the series was met with widespread critical acclaim, winning him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in each of the show's first three seasons and being nominated in 2012 and 2013 for seasons four and five (winning again in 2014 for the second half of season 5). Cranston and Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
are the only actors to have won the award three consecutive times.[2] Cranston was also a producer for the fourth and fifth seasons of the series, and directed three episodes of the show during its run.

Cranston at the "All the Way" premiere at the LBJ Library, Austin in 2016

In 2011, Cranston had supporting roles in three successful films, the drama The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the thrillers Drive and Contagion. He voiced James Gordon in the animated film Batman: Year One (2011).[32] In 2012, he had supporting roles in John Carter, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Vitaly the tiger, and Rock of Ages, and a major role in the hostage drama Argo. He also lent his voice to several episodes of the animated series Robot Chicken.[33] In 2012, he starred in the remake of the 1990 film Total Recall, as Chancellor Vilos Cohaagen, the corrupted president of a fictional war-ravaged United Federation of Britain. In the same year, he made a guest appearance as Kenneth Parcell's step-father, Ron, on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, and was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[34] From September 2013 to June 2014, Cranston played U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
in the American Repertory Theater
American Repertory Theater
and Broadway productions of All the Way, in a performance that has received widespread acclaim, and he later won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the role.[35][36][37][38] He also played scientist Joe Brody in the 2014 reboot of Godzilla.[39]

Bill Murray, Greta Gerwig, Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
at the press conference of Isle of Dogs at Berlinale 2018

Cranston has produced an instructional DVD called KidSmartz, which is designed to teach families how to stay safe from child abductors and Internet predators. KidSmartz raises money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children by donating half the proceeds from sales. Also, following the success of Breaking Bad, the year 2014 saw reports of Cranston developing new TV projects in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television.[40] In 2016, it was announced that he would star in an episode of the Channel 4/ Amazon Video
Amazon Video
series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, and would also serve as an executive producer on the series.[41][42] On July 16, 2014, it was announced that Cranston would star in an HBO adaptation of his hit play All the Way. Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
was set to be an executive producer on the film.[43] Following the film's premiere on May 21, 2016, Cranston's performance was widely praised by critics, garnering eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Television Critics Choice Award nomination.[44] In 2015, Cranston starred as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the biopic Trumbo, for which he received his first Academy award nomination.[45] In 2016, Cranston voiced Li, the biological father of Po, in Kung Fu Panda 3.[46] Also that year, he appeared in many films, including The Infiltrator and Wakefield. Cranston's memoir, A Life in Parts, was published on October 11, 2016, became a New York Times
New York Times
bestseller, and received positive reviews.[47][48][49] In 2017, he voiced Zordon
Zordon
in Lionsgate's Power Rangers, which marked his return to the franchise after providing voices for the series' first season.[50] On January 27, 2017, it was announced that Cranston would star in a stage adaptation of the 1976 film Network playing Howard Beale, directed by Ivo van Hove
Ivo van Hove
at the Royal National Theatre
Royal National Theatre
in London, opening in November 2017.[51] He was part of the ensemble cast of the 2018 animated film Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
which premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, where played the lead dog Chief. The film hit U.S. theaters March 23, 2018.[52] Charity[edit] In April 2014, Cranston presented at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition with Idina Menzel, Fran Drescher, and Denzel Washington, after raising donations at his Broadway show All the Way.[53] Personal life[edit]

Cranston and wife Robin Dearden, September 2008

From 1977 to 1982, Cranston was married to writer Mickey Middleton.[54] On July 8, 1989,[55] he married Robin Dearden,[56] whom he had met on the set of the series Airwolf
Airwolf
in 1984; he was playing the villain of the week and she played a hostage he held at gunpoint. Their daughter, Taylor Dearden Cranston (born February 12, 1993),[57] is a theatre studies student at the University of Southern California and played an extra in the Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
episode "No Mas", directed by her father. She played Ophelia Mayer in Sweet/Vicious. Cranston played baseball when he was a student[8] and remains a collector of baseball memorabilia and an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers.[58] When he accepted his third Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Cranston thanked his wife and daughter, and told them he loves them "more than baseball". The family has a beach house in Ventura County, California, which Cranston designed.[1][59] Cranston lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
while filming Breaking Bad.[60] He was a co-owner of the former independent theater Cinemas Palme d'Or in Palm Desert, California.[61][62] To commemorate the final episode of Breaking Bad, Cranston and castmate Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
both got Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
tattoos on the last day of filming; Cranston's tattoo consists of the show's logo on one of his fingers, and Paul's consists of 'no half measures' on his bicep.[63][64] Filmography and awards[edit] Main article: Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
filmography Further information: List of awards and nominations received by Bryan Cranston References[edit]

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Awards for Bryan Cranston

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Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series

Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2011) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2014) Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Philip Anglim (1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1984) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1985) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1990) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1991) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1996) David Morse / Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2003) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2004) Brían F. O'Byrne (2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2010) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Robert Young (1956) Robert Young (1957) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1959) Robert Stack
Robert Stack
(1960) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1961) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1962) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1963) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1966) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1967) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1968) Carl Betz
Carl Betz
(1969) Robert Young (1970) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) Richard Thomas (1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake (1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1976) James Garner
James Garner
(1977) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1978) Ron Leibman (1979) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) Daniel J. Travanti (1982) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1985) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1986) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(1987) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1988) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1989) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1991) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1992) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1997) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1998) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1999) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2000) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2003) James Spader
James Spader
(2004) James Spader
James Spader
(2005) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2006) James Spader
James Spader
(2007) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2010) Kyle Chandler
Kyle Chandler
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Television Series Drama

Mike Connors
Mike Connors
(1969) Peter Graves
Peter Graves
(1970) Robert Young (1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake/ Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1975) Richard Jordan (1976) Edward Asner (1977) Michael Moriarty (1978) Edward Asner (1979) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1982) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) Don Johnson
Don Johnson
(1985) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1986) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1987) Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
(1988) Ken Wahl
Ken Wahl
(1989) Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan
(1990) Scott Bakula
Scott Bakula
(1991) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1992) David Caruso
David Caruso
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1995) David Duchovny
David Duchovny
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(2003) Ian McShane
Ian McShane
(2004) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2007) Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1997) Delroy Lindo
Delroy Lindo
(1998) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(1999) James Woods
James Woods
(2000) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(2001) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2002) James Woods
James Woods
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
(2005) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2006) David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs
(2011) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2016) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama

David Duchovny
David Duchovny
(1996) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1997) Ernie Hudson
Ernie Hudson
(1998) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(1999) Tim Daly
Tim Daly
(2000) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2001) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2002) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2003) Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox
(2004) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2007) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2010) Timothy Olyphant
Timothy Olyphant
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2014) Dominic West
Dominic West
(2015) Dominic West
Dominic West
(2016) Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff
(2017)

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Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television

Kyle Chandler
Kyle Chandler
(1996) Steven Weber (1997) Richard Dean Anderson
Richard Dean Anderson
(1998) David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz
(1999) Robert Patrick
Robert Patrick
(2000) Ben Browder
Ben Browder
(2001) David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz
(2002) David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz
(2003) Ben Browder
Ben Browder
(2004) Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox
(2005) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2006) Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox
(2007) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(2008) Josh Holloway
Josh Holloway
(2009) Stephen Moyer
Stephen Moyer
(2010) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2011) Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
/ Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2012) Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen
(2013) Hugh Dancy
Hugh Dancy
/ Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Lincoln
(2014) Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell
(2015) Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Lincoln
(2016)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Argo Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, John Goodman, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Hidden Figures Mahershala Ali, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Janelle Monáe, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, Octavia Spencer

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

Complete list (1995–2000) (2001–2010) (2011–2020)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

2010: Boardwalk Empire, season 1

Antonacci Buscemi Coleman Graham de la Huerta Laciura Macdonald Mol Palladino Piazza Pitt Shannon Sparks Stuhlbarg Weiner Whigham

2011: Boardwalk Empire, season 2

Buscemi Chianese Clohessy Coleman Cox J. Gallina L. Gallina Graham Huston Laciura Lind Macdonald D. McTigue R. McTigue Mol B. Noon C. Noon O'Rourke Palladino Pennewill Piazza Pitt Shannon Sparks Stuhlbarg Van Wagner Whigham Williams Yusef

2012: Downton Abbey, series 2

Bonneville Boyle Carmichael Carter Coyle Dockery Findlay Finneran Froggatt Glen Howes James-Collier Leech Logan McGovern McShera Nicol Nuttall Robb Smith Stevens Wilton

2013: Breaking Bad, season 5, part II

Bowen Brandt Cranston Crawford Fletcher Fraser Gunn Metzler Mitte Norris Odenkirk Paul Plemons Quezada Rankin Sane

2014: Downton Abbey, series 4

Bonneville Carmichael Carter Coyle Dockery Doyle Froggatt James James-Collier Leech Logan McGovern McShera Milne Robb Smith Speleers Theobold Wilton

2015: Downton Abbey, series 5

Bonneville Carmichael Carter Cassidy Coyle Dockery Doyle Froggatt James James-Collier Leech Logan McGovern McShera Nicol Ovenden Smith Wilton

2016: Stranger Things, season 1

M. B. Brown Buono Chrest Dyer Harbour Heaton Keery Matarazzo McLaughlin Modine Morgan Reynolds Ryder Schnapp Steger Wolfhard

2017: This Is Us, season 1/season 2

Baker Breckenridge S. K. Brown Chavis Hartley Herman Jones Metz Moore Sullivan Ventimiglia Watson Zeile

Complete list (1994–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–present)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2001) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2002) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2003) Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
(2004) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2007) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2011) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2014) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2015) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1994) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1997) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
(1998) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1999) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2002) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2003) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2015) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
(2017)

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TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama

Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1997) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
/ David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
(1999) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2000) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2003) Ian McShane
Ian McShane
(2004) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2010) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany
(2013) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2016) Carrie Coon
Carrie Coon
(2017)

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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