Emmys: Why 'Breaking Bad's' Bryan Cranston won't be missed this year


One of the most ballyhooed aspects of this year's Emmy season is the absence of a perennial favorite over the last three years, "Breaking Bad." Because AMC decided to move the show from its usual late-winter start to a July premiere, it fell out of the eligibility window for the upcoming Emmys, whose cutoff date was May 31. Considering the fact that the show's star, Bryan Cranston, is the three-time defending winner of the outstanding lead actor in a drama award, that's a pretty big hole to fill.Or is it?When the nominations are announced on July 14 (three days before the Season 4 premiere of "Breaking Bad"), the hue and cry that Cranston won't get to defend his crown will rise, then quickly fall, and Emmy watchers will go about their business handicapping the chances of the people who are actually nominated.There are a few good reasons for that. For one thing, people get tired...



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