You better call Saul returned home empty-handed from the Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place last night. A spin-off of AMC’s acclaimed crime drama Breaking Bad, You better call Saul follows Bob Odenkirk as the titular con-man-turned-lawyer Saul Goodman, aka Jimmy McGill, in his early years as he explores the aftermath of the events of Breaking Bad.
But unlike its predecessor, You better call Saul was largely ignored by the Emmys and most other TV majors, even though the series is just as good, if not better, than Breaking Bad. You better call Saul aired its sixth and final season this year, ending the beloved show on a high note and ending Odenkirk’s 14-year tenure as “criminal” attorney, Saul Goodman.
Season 6 being the last, You better call Saul had sentimental factors working in his favor this time around at the Emmys. And given the struggles the creators faced while filming during the pandemic and Odenkirk braving a near-fatal heart attack, fans were rooting for You better call Saul to win.
You better call Saul it was not expected to reign over the Emmys by chance – there were only four nominations: Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Odenkirk; Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Rhea Seehorn; and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for Thomas Schnauz (Episode 8: Plan and Execution). But no one expected him to be completely ignored either.
Odenkirk lost to Lee Jung-jae (squid game), while Seehorn was beaten by Julia Garner (Ozark) for her third consecutive Emmy as Ruth Langmore, and her spirited performance was more than deserved. As for the Best Writing and Drama Series categories, You better call Saul lost to HBO Successionn in both. You better call Saul didn’t do better at the Creative Arts Emmys either, though editing and cinematography have always been its strengths.
As expected, You better call Saul fans aren’t happy with the Emmys, with many expressing their displeasure on social media. You can check out some of the reactions below.
You better call Saul Still has a chance to win an Emmy next year
The 2022 Primetime Emmys were mixed. You better call Saul wasn’t the only show that was snubbed; several buzz titles of 2022, including Only murders in the building, The yellow vests, Barry, et The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, also failed to win in the top categories. You could say the Emmys prioritize popularity over quality, but Yellowstone Season 4 didn’t even earn a nomination this year, and it has both.
In any case, all hope is not yet lost for You better call Saul, as it will also be eligible for the 2023 Emmys. Season six premiered in two installments this year, and only the first half was considered this year. While it featured a shocking mid-season finale and explosive send-off for Nacho Varga (Michael Mando), the second half is where Odenkirk really got to shine. The series finale, which will go down as one of the greatest of all time, won’t be factored in until next year.
But Bob Odenkirk seems to be taking his defeat head on for the moment. The actor tweeted in support of the cast and crew, especially Seehorn.
“For the past eight years, I’ve had the honor of working with the best on and off stage. Way more than I deserved. Rhea, thanks for holding my head down on the concrete floor. »
Let’s hope 2023 comes with some long overdue recognition for You better call Saul.