Bob Odenkirk Really Hopes Better Call Saul Gets First Emmy Win for Final Episodes

Better Call Saul has amassed an impressive 55 Emmy nominations and is hoping to secure a win at this year's ceremony, which marks the show's final opportunity.

Bob Odenkirk, the star of Better Call Saul, agrees that a nomination in itself is a significant accomplishment. However, with this being the show's last chance, he expresses his genuine hope for a win in 2023.

In an interview with Vulture, Odenkirk acknowledges the show's new nominations, which bring its total to 55. He expresses his happiness at the recognition, considering the abundance of outstanding programming on television. Yet, he emphasizes how truly remarkable it would be for Better Call Saul to secure even one Emmy award.

While acknowledging the sentiment that a nomination is a victory, Odenkirk states, "You're going to think it's bullsht, but people always say the nomination's a win. I think more than ever, in the history of television, being nominated in a world where there's this many f**ing shows is a massive win. You know, winning, of course, would be fine. I guess I'll find out one day... maybe." He further highlights the significance of the nomination, stating that it acknowledges the audience's recognition of the show's exceptional work.

Regarding the show's final season, Odenkirk praises the writers' and cast's efforts, stating that they left everything on the field. He lauds the masterful storytelling and character development in the last episode. Odenkirk expresses pride in receiving the nomination and appreciation for the recognition of their hard work.

The actor also mentions the desire to secure a win, given that the show has never won an Emmy before. He hopes that a win for either himself, Rhea Seehorn, the show, or the writing team would be seen as a reflection of the collective efforts of the entire cast and crew. Odenkirk acknowledges the formidable competition, particularly mentioning Succession as a juggernaut in the category. He concludes by expressing that even one win would mean a great deal to the team.

Bob Odenkirk is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while Rhea Seehorn is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The show itself is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, and two episodes, "Point and Shoot" by Gordon Smith and "Saul Gone" by Peter Gould, are nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards is scheduled to air on Fox on September 18, but due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the ceremony may face potential postponement.

Source: Vulture

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