Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor and director who is best known for portraying Walter White in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and Hal in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. He has received several awards—including six Primetime Emmy Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Tony Awards, and a Golden Globe Award—with a nomination for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. Bryan Cranston's performance on Breaking Bad earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times. After becoming a producer of the show in 2011, he also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series twice. Breaking Bad also earned Cranston five Golden Globe nominations and nine Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. He was previously nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Malcolm in the Middle.