From defeat to defeat: “Better Call Saul” and the awards that were denied to one of the best series in history

“Better Call Saul” is one of the best series ever. Since its premiere in 2015, the production created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould ceased to be simply the spin-off from “Breaking Bad” to earn their own space on television.

This can only be achieved with a talented team, committed to building a detailed story for each of its characters and with the decision to create impeccable work beyond the awards.

And it is that the series starring Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn and Jonathan Banks owns a shameful negative record at awards galas, one that makes you wonder: where are the voters looking?


On January 10, 2023, the Golden Globes. In the event, “Better Call Saul” only had two nominations: Best Drama Series and Lead Actor (Bob Odenkirk).

The truth is that we could already presage the tragedy when we saw that the extraordinary Rhea Seehorn was not even considered for the award Best Supporting Actress. However, the benefit of the doubt was given to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), since it had the perfect opportunity to recognize for the last time the interpreter of Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman Y Gene Takovic.

But, as the most skeptical imagined, Netflix and AMC series He left the gala without any award. Unfortunately, in a period of 7 years, she had 6 nominations to the Golden Globes Y no victory.

The nominations for “Better Call Saul” at the Golden Globes:

  • 2022: Best Drama Series and Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk)
  • 2020: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk)
  • 2017: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk)
  • 2016: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk)
  • 2015: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk)

Bob Odenkirk failed to win the 2023 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series (Photo: AMC)


Another ceremony in which “Better Call Saul” has gone from defeat to defeat are the prizes Emmy. This gala is famous for celebrating “Best of American Television” and has nominated 46 times for the series.

How many awards has the production received so far? Zero.

Although the second part of season 6 still has chances to win one of these awards in 2023, it is frankly unfair that the work of the interpreters and the fiction technical team has been ignored in this way.

Kim Wexler and Jimmy McGill are the soul of "Better Call Saul" (Photo: AMC)

Kim Wexler and Jimmy McGill are the soul of “Better Call Saul” (Photo: AMC)


The treatment received by “Better Call Saul” In this type of awards, the only thing it has done is highlight that a well-made product stands out beyond numbers and trophies.

The 63 chapters of the drama are already considered cult by many of its followers, who have positioned it as one of the best projects of the 21st century.

The legacy left by cigarettes kim and jimmythe painful deaths that we saw in its last season and the art that emerges from each frame makes it an invaluable series for all its fans. And therein lies the true recognition that will endure throughout the years.

The cigarette that Jimmy and Kim shared at the end of "Better Call Saul" (Photo: AMC)

The cigarette that Jimmy and Kim shared at the end of “Better Call Saul” (Photo: AMC)


“Better Call Saul” Is available in NetflixTherefore, to see the series you only need a subscription to the popular streaming platform. Access

Watch the fiction trailer here:


  • Original title: Better Call Saul
  • Premiere: 2015
  • Country: United States United States
  • Director: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Colin Bucksey, Adam Bernstein, Larysa Kondracki, Michelle MacLaren
  • Screenplay: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Thomas Schnauz
  • Music: Dave Porter, Nicolas Mollard
  • Photography: Arthur Albert, Michael Slovis, Paul Donachie, Marshall Adams
  • Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Gene N. Chavez, Julie Ann Emery, Raymond Cruz, Mel Rodriguez
  • Companies: AMC, High Bridge Productions, Crystal Diner Productions, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television
  • Distributor: AMC+

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