Better Call Saul became a critical masterpiece through the course of its 6 seasons and overcame the massive bar which was set by its predecessor. Following its incredible quality as a show and its impact on meme culture, it has garnered a massive cult following.
But unlike Breaking Bad — which went on to gather 16 Emmy awards out of 58 nominations, the prequel was left with none even after its 46 nominations over 6 years and fans were expecting a successful conclusion as the show was nominated for the 80th Golden Globes, but were left in disappointment.
Better Call Saul loses once again
Better Call Saul soon rose to critical acclaim after its 6 seasons of near perfection. Even being a prequel to one of the greatest TV shows ever made, it didn’t fall under its shadow and made a name for itself. Some even consider it better than its predecessor in several aspects ranging from cinematography to visual storytelling. But unlike its predecessor, the show failed to fill its award bucket.
After the void run in the Emmys, people were hoping that the series will finally get recognition at the Golden Globes. But to their dismay, the series lost to House of the Dragon in the best drama series category, and Bob Odenkirk who was also nominated for Best Actor lost to Kevin Costner.
This wasn’t the actor’s first loss at the Golden Globes, as the actor was previously nominated in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2021 and didn’t manage to accumulate a single win under his belt. Even though it can be said that it was just bad luck and the voters found the competitors a little better and it isn’t going to affect the legacy of the show, fans are still frustrated about the show getting snubbed at major award ceremonies.
Fans frustrated over Better Call Saul’s empty run at Golden Globes
The recent craze of Breaking Bad and its prequel has garnered a lot of love from the fans, thanks to memes and most importantly to their quality ranging from acting and cinematography to visual storytelling. Even though it seems like the show ticked all the boxes for it to be termed the perfect show, the void run of the series at the Emmys and the Golden Globes have left fans in exasperation.
Although AMC has kept Bob Odenkirk around by signing him to star in a new show Lucky Hank, many fans are crying foul by sharing their frustration while saying that the show was robbed once again.
OVER BETTER CALL SAUL. FIRST BOB NOW THE SHOW. pic.twitter.com/CowEuWOnfA
— Austin (@AustinPlanet) January 11, 2023
THIS IS NOT BETTER CALL SAUL pic.twitter.com/VXlxYImHjj
— js (@xviinorth) January 11, 2023
Man I had this video all ready bruh pic.twitter.com/zUZjBrjXKp
— robby (@RobbyB3ll4s) January 11, 2023
— Bart (@Bart2389) January 11, 2023
THIS IS NOT BETTER CALL SAUL pic.twitter.com/t02c2VfCnv
— autumn (@autumn_breezy13) January 11, 2023
OVER BETTER CALL SAUL???? pic.twitter.com/ghvHpwj3Aj
— rafa (@Grenooom) January 11, 2023
Even if the series has come short at the Emmys and Golden Globes, the show did manage to win other prestigious awards like cleaning up the Saturn Award in October, and the show is even getting another shot at the Emmys next year for the second half of the final season and with Bob Odenkirk getting another show, fans will hope that the Emmys and Golden Globes drought ends for the actor.
Better Call Saul is available to stream on Netflix.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter