‘Better Call Saul’ received 53 Emmy nominations but left without an award

The ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off achieved what many people disbelieved. ‘Better Call Saul’ It is today as acclaimed by the public as the original, but there is an addendum to this story: it did not perform well at the awards.

The production starring actor Bob Odenkirk, who plays lawyer Saul Goodman, became the most rejected in history at the main TV awards show, the Emmy Awards.

In the 2023 edition of the event alone, ‘Better Call Saul’ received seven nominations, including the category for Best Drama Series. Despite this, she was forgotten and took nothing home.

53 nominations and… nothing

Bob Odenkirk as lawyer Saul Goodman – Photo: Netflix/Reproduction

The success with the public was unquestionable, but it also reached this not-so-positive mark during the years it was shown (between 2015 and 2022): 53 Emmy nominations, but without any wins.

This frustrating record places ‘Better Call Saul’ at the top of the ranking of the series most forgotten by the awards.

Not even actor Bob Odenkirk’s praised performance was included. He alone was nominated six times for Best Actor in a Drama Series and also came up empty-handed.

Since its debut in 2015, ‘Better Call Saul’ has been nominated at every Emmy for Best Drama Series.

There were seven nominations until the sixth season, its last, and nothing went beyond that. She didn’t get any awards.

At the other end of this story, however, is the performance of ‘Breaking Bad’. The recognition of the original series was great. She finished her career with 16 Emmys in total, including two awards for Best Drama Series.

Difference between the two

In addition to the number of trophies won, the difference between the two productions also occurs in the timeline of the story.

‘Better Call Saul’, available on Netflix, is set in the period before ‘Breaking Bad’. In it, lawyer Saul Goodman was still known as Jimmy McGill.

An unknown professional who had failed in his career and worked in small claims and was still trying to find a way to improve his own life.

Other than that, he went out of his way to take care of his more successful brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), who was facing a serious health problem. mental health.

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The six seasons of ‘Better Call Saul’ are about Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, known as the man who camouflaged the actions of criminals and brought them into compliance with the law.