Better Call Saul robbed by Emmy voters


The 2022 Emmy Award ceremony was held Monday night on September 12th. The critically acclaimed and fan favorite show, Better Call Saul, received a good number of nominations and praise in what seemed like it would run the floor that night. The spinoff, prequel, and sequel to one of TV’s best dramas has scored an astonishing 46 nominations overall since its 2015 launch. Nevertheless, the program hasn’t won an Emmy over its six-season run despite consistent praise, outstanding writing, and brilliant performances from lead and supporting performers equally.

Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman)

The incredibly gifted Bob Odenkirk plays clever attorney Jimmy McGill in Better Call Saul before changing into his alternate persona Saul Goodman, whom we first saw in Breaking Bad. Fans were quick to remember that Odenkirk suffered a heart attack on site while filming the show’s spectacular sixth and final season. Odenkirk delivers a rich, complicated, and career-high performance throughout the series. Fans of Better Call Saul resorted to Twitter to criticize others for picking Lee Jung-Jae from Squid Game as the lead actor instead of Bob Odenkirk. They are hoping that the series will triumph the following year. On the other hand, Squid Games took home six of the 14 prizes they were nominated for.

In my opinion, I agree with everyone on social media platforms. Seeing how well the final season ended, especially with its flawless 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes, I felt it was destined to sweep the award ceremony. Bob Odenkirk displays a performance of the television age alongside his co-star Rhea Seehorn who shatters people’s hearts in her final run as the character Kim Wexler. It was the ending everyone needed after the bittersweet sendoff of Breaking Bad.

Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler)

It was a dark yet satisfying ending for every fan. Bob Odenkirk suffered a heart attack on the set of the 6th and final season, he was able to come back and give a historic last performance as Saul Goodman. If that doesn’t get him the best actor award, then all of this is a sick joke. The 13-episode final season of Better Call Saul is noteworthy for the fact that only the first seven episodes were given consideration for the 2022 Emmys. There is still a chance that the show’s last six episodes, which include moving performances from Odenkirk and Seehorn, will take home an Emmy in 2023. The fact that Better Call Saul has long been deserving of praise from the Emmys is still important, though.

Some fans took to twitter saying, “The fact that Bob Odenkirk hasn’t won an Emmy for Better Call Saul is a damn crime. Bob literally died on set and came back to finish the show to only be snubbed and treated this way by the #Emmys. Rhea and Bob robbed again this year. What a sick joke.” Rotten Tomatoes wrote their critical consensus for season 6 as, “Better Call Saul remains as masterfully in control as Jimmy McGill keeps insisting he is in this final season, where years of simmering storytelling come to a scintillating boil.”

The series introduces you to Jimmy McGill. He may be better known to you as Saul Goodman, Walter White’s cunning and sly attorney in the television series Breaking Bad. He had known Walter White for a while when we first met him. He works as a hapless attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He primarily defends petty criminals and defends individuals in civil responsibility cases. Charles “Chuck” McGill, his brother, is a senior partner at a renowned Albuquerque law firm, but he hasn’t left his house in a while owing to an odd illness. Jimmy is helping him out by providing him things like groceries.

Before becoming a lawyer, Jimmy had a troubled background as a small-time fraudster in Chicago. He then relocated to Albuquerque to start over and work at his brother’s firm. We also meet Mike Ehrmantraut, a former police officer who now works as a toll collector in the courtroom parking lot. As Jimmy’s and Mike’s storylines intertwine, we observe how Jimmy gradually develops into the Saul Goodman we are familiar with from Breaking Bad.

2022 Emmys