2009 Emmy Awards: Close, Cranston Take Lead Acting Nods

Glenn Close (Getty Images)

Glenn Close (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – Bryan Cranston won the Emmy Award for lead actor in a drama series and Glenn Close took home the Emmy Award for lead actress in a drama series.

“Oh my goodness,” exlaimed Cranston. “I’m a poor kid from the valley. I don’t know what I’m doing up here. I feel like Cinderfella.”

Close called it a “huge privilege” to be part of entertainment community, then tweaked her show’s writers.

Her role is “maybe the character of my lifetime, depending on what they do this season,” Close said.

Cranston won his second consecutive trophy for “Breaking Bad” on AMC. He plays a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal lung cancer who teams up with a former student to manufacture methamphetamine.

Close won for the second year in a row for the FX show “Damages,” in which she plays revered and reviled litigator Patty Hewes.

It was the actress’ third career Emmy award, presented this evening in Los Angeles.

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