Cranston To Host TCA Awards Show

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Emmy Award-winning actor and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has been named host of the 28th Annual Television Critics Association Awards, set for July 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Cranston will deliver an event-opening monologue at the invitation-only show, then segue into the awards presentation that recognizes the best television programming of the 2011-2012 season, according to the organization.

Cranston is also up fo a TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama category for his role as Walter White in the AMC 's Breaking Bad -- an award he won in 2009.

"Bryan is the perfect host for the TCA's annual awards show," said Candace Havens, TCA President in a statement. "As professional television journalists we've recognized his performances through the years as both a comedic and dramatic star. We're all thrilled that he will headline our awards this year."

Cranston joins other luminaries such as Conan O'Brien, Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, The Smothers Brothers, Nick Offerman, Dax Shepard and Bob Newhart who have previously hosted the awards event.

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