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Sandra Gonzalez
June 14, 2012 AT 05:10 PM EDT

Bryan Cranston isn’t afraid to stand before a tough crowd. Case in point: The Breaking Bad star will host the annual Television Critics Association awards next month.

The show, being held July 28 in Los Angeles as part of the TCA press tour, will honor television critics’ picks for best television programming for the 2011-2012 season. Cranston, a first-time host, is nominated in the dramatic category for his role as Walter White on Breaking Bad.

Last year, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman hosted the ceremony, which handed out awards to Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Friday Night Lights, among others.

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