By Ashley Fetters
August 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT
Vince Bucci/AP

On Monday night at the Nokia Theatre, Bryan Cranston won another Outstanding Lead Actor Primetime Emmy for his role as Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad. “Even I thought about voting for Matthew [McConaughey],” Cranston quipped as he accepted the award.

“I don’t know why I have been blessed with an abundance of good fortune in my life,” Cranston went on to say. “I did happen to stumble upon finding a passion that created a seed and bloomed into something so wonderful for me. I love to act and it is a passion of mine, and I will do it until my last breath.”

Cranston thanked AMC, Sony, and “especially Vince Gilligan, for making it possible for me to have this role of a lifetime.” “This intimate cast that we created—y dear friend Aaron Paul, I love you so much.” And to his TV wife Anna Gunn, he offered these words: “I love you so much, especially those scenes in bed.”

Cranston’s fellow nominees were Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson of True Detective, Jeff Daniels of The Newsroom, Jon Hamm of Mad Men, and Kevin Spacey of House of Cards.

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.