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BRYAN CRANSTON: Oh! [applause continues] [sing-song] “I won a SAG Award!” [spoken]

You know how things are strange? A week ago I was at a banquet and I saw out of the corner of my eye Emma Thompson coming over, fighting her way through tables and looking over here. And I thought, “Oh my God, that’s Emma Thompson. That’s Emma Thompson.”

And she was looking my way and I thought, “Who’s she…?” And she came up to me, and I lost it. I didn’t know what to say. That’s what happens when you’re so lucky! I’ve had so many crappy jobs in my life, [laughter] I gotta tell you. I loaded trucks downtown: cold, dust, dirt everywhere, every orifice, people yelling at you, [yelling] “Cranston! Move faster! Work harder!” And the only thing that got me through is imagining, dreaming that one day I could actually make a living as an actor, and that’s what got me through. Thank God! [applause]

We are the luckiest people in the world who could say, “I am an actor.” Thank God to all my cast mates here. And, of course, Vince Gilligan, I owe you everything. I love you, honey. Thank you so much. [applause]