1. Worship your wife
The actor has never been shy about proclaiming his love for bride Lauren Parsekian, whom he wed in May, but on his big night, he let her shine brightest.
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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.
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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.