Aaron Paul of the award-winning series Breaking Bad received the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Sunday night, and his acceptance speech was both humbled and love-struck.
Awarded for his role as bad boy Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series, Aaron Paul was shocked to win the Emmy. “Oh my God, I truly didn’t even attempt to prepare a speech—I can’t believe I’m standing on this stage,” said Paul, trying to gain composure and say a proper thank you.
Although the speech was filled with thanks to those who contributed to Breaking Bad’s success, including creator Vince Gilligan and the show’s writers, he also stated that he was honored to be nominated amongst a remarkable group. Aaron Paul beat out a hefty list of nominees including his Breaking Bad co-star Gianarlo Esposito, Jared Harris of Mad Men, Brendan Coyle and Jim Carter of Downton Abbey and last year’s winner Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones.
To end a humbled and gratful speech, Aaron Paul also thanked Lauren Parsekian, his “beautiful, inspiring fiancée.”
“Thank you so much for looking at me the way that you do, you truly saved me,” Paul told her while on stage.
Aaron Paul and fiancée Lauren Parsekian got engaged in January 2012, and plan to marry in Malibu on May 26, 2013, according to Us Weekly. Paul met Parsekian, an activist and founder of the Kind Campaign for abused girls, at the Coachella Music Festival.