Congratulations are in order for the cast and crew of Better Call Saul! The show received 7 nominations this year, which is all well and good, but I have to say that Rhea Seehorn was ROBBED as she absolutely killed it as Kim Wexler this season. This is a snub that I will not soon forget and will never forgive. I’m putting you on notice, Academy. Y’all better do right by my girl next year.
It’s also worth mentioning that Michael McKean had an amazing season as Chuck and, much as I love me some Jonathan Banks as Mike, part of me thought that McKean might get the supporting actor nod this year. He certainly deserved it because, as y’all know, I hate Chuck McGill with an undying passion yet I love watching McKean play him. That’s talent, folks.
The writers also got a big fat snub, which confuses me because I don’t really understand how you can nominate a show for Best Drama and not nominate any of the episodes for a writing award. Like, they do realize that the show exists because people WRITE THE SHOW, right?
All snubs aside, here’s the full list of Emmy nominations (including the nerdy ones only people like me care about):
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Better Call Saul, “Nailed,” Kelley Dixon and Chris McCaleb
Better Call Saul, “Rebecca,” Kelley Dixon
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Better Call Saul, “Klick,” Larry B. Benjamin, Kevin Valentine, and Phillip W. Palmer
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role
Better Call Saul, “Fifi,” William Powloski, Eric Chauvin, and Erin Kanoa
Good Luck to everyone. I hope BCS takes home ALL THE AWARDS!