'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston to Host Television Critics Association Awards

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Bryan Cranston

The three-time Emmy winner and TCA Award nominee will lead the July 28 ceremony.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has been tapped to host the 28th annual Television Critics Association Awards.

The three-time Emmy winner and TCA Award nominee will lead the annual ceremony, taking place July 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in his first awards hosting gig.

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“Bryan is the perfect host for the TCA’s annual awards show,” said TCA president Candace Havens. “As professional television journalists we’ve recognized his performances through the years as both a comedic and dramatic star. In fact, we honored his work in 2009 with a TCA Award for his role on Breaking Bad. But, as TV fans we’ve laughed along with some of his hilarious characters like Hal in Malcolm in the Middle and Dr. Tim Whatley on Seinfeld. We’re all thrilled that he will headline our awards this year."

Showtime's Homeland tops this year's nominees with four nominations, followed by Cranston's AMC drama Breaking Bad and Mad Men with three apiece.

Winners will be announced at the invitation-only presentation as part of the Television Critics Association's biannual press tour. 

Previous hosts have included Nick Offerman, Chelsea Handler and Dax Shepard.