updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 09/22/2013 AT 10:35 PM ET
There are a lot of reasons to love Aaron Paul: he’s the charismatic star of Breaking Bad; he likes to reward his fans; he’s adorable. But as if the actor didn’t already have us firmly in his corner, Paul rocked the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards, and showed even the seasoned veterans how it’s done.
It’s hard to steal the spotlight from someone as acclaimed as Bryan Cranston, who received another best dramatic actor nomination this year, but Paul found a way.
While we certainly hope Kiernan Shipka isn’t spending Sunday nights watching Paul’s AMC hit (or for that matter, her own starring vehicle, Mad Men), we’re sure she still recognizes how lucky she is to have scored this close call.
Parsekian may be Paul’s ladylove, but his mother, Darla Sturtevant, is never far from his mind, or side, and joined him for an interview with E!. Ten points for adorableness.