The 2020 Emmy nominations have been announced. Once again, Better Call Saul fans feel some of the show’s actors, including Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn, have not received the critical acclaim the deserve.
Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn have been snubbed in the past
Better Call Saul has been nominated for Emmys in the past. In 2019, Better Call Saul was nominated for nine Emmys. From Best Outstanding Drama to Lead Actor in a Drama and Supporting Actor in a Drama, the show, as a whole, was recognized.
Now, many fans feel strongly about individual cast members being ignored. Stars like Odenkirk, who plays the lead, Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, and Michael McKean have yet to take an Emmy award for the show.
Some fans are even more upset by the fact that Rhea Seehorn has yet to be nominated for an Emmy. Many viewers believe Seehorn’s character, Kim Wexler, will have to die to earn a nomination.
Giancarlo Esposito is a double Emmy nominee this year
Giancarlo Esposito plays the villainous Gus Fring in the Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul universe. This year, he is nominated for his role in Better Call Saul and his role in The Mandalorian.
Esposito took on the villainous role in the Disney+ series, playing Moff Gideon and earning a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
Esposito took to Facebook to thank his fans for the double nomination. “Thank you to all my fans and my family for supporting me and believing in me,” he said. “Mandalorian! Better Call Saul!” he exclaimed.
Fans are hopeful he’ll take home the Emmy this year.
Once again, Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn did not receive Emmy nominations
This year, Odenkirk and Seehorn’s names remain missing from the list of Emmy nominees.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the show’s representatives submitted Seehorn into the “presumably less competitive supporting category” to attempt to get her the award — despite her lead role in the series.
But, no love for Seehorn, Odenkirk, or Jonathan Banks, who plays Mike Ehrmantraut, this year.
Fans are upset about ‘Better Call Saul’s lack of Emmy nominations
After Breaking Bad, fans of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould didn’t think TV could ever be that good again.
Then along came Better Call Saul.
As one of the most entertaining prequels on television, the series boasts a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
While the show as a whole and cast members like Esposito are being recognized for their outstanding work, fans are disappointed in the lack of nominations for the show’s leading roles.
“Rhea Seehorn delivering the best performance on TV and not being even recognized about it is a sick joke,” fan MJ OG shared in the Better Call Saul Facebook Group.
Another fan demonstrated their frustration by parodying Saul Goodman’s “I am the one who knocks” rant.
“The lack of Emmy nominations didn’t upset me, it amused me,” Alex Fitzgerald shared on Facebook.
Big trophies from the illustrious Primetime Emmy Awards. A chance to play at the palace. This little old show? You have no idea what’s going on!
You’re a teensy tiny awards show in a teensy weensy little bubble. You look down on me?
Walk away, that’s right, walk away Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. You know why I don’t care about winning awards? Because they’re too small. I don’t care about them. They’re nothing to me. They’re a bacterium. I’ve created plots you can’t even imagine, you can’t conceive of what I’m capable of! I’m so far beyond you.
Peter Gould is like a God in human clothing. Lightning bolts shoot from Vince Gilligan’s fingertips.
Fans might be upset, but Odenkirk and Seehorn are both extremely happy that the show and some of the cast are being recognized.
Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn are proud of their cast and crew
Regardless of how fans might feel about Better Call Saul‘s Emmy snubs this year, Odenkirk and Seehorn remain humble.
“I am so proud our show is included in this stellar list of well-done storytelling!” Odenkirk tweeted. “Wish Rhea had been nominated; she has just killed it the past two seasons on BCS. Happy for the GREAT Giancarlo Esposito! And the writers and all! Good stuff.”
Seehorn also celebrated the writers on the show who have been nominated. “CONGRATS to @amorteamore for the #BCS Emmy nom for writing, ‘Bagman!’” she tweeted. “I know most of it took place in the desert, but I loved shooting this scene with you, Vince & @Daltontony in the A/C!”
Perhaps next year, Better Call Saul‘s leading roles will get the attention they deserve.
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