Emmys 2020: 'Better Call Saul' gets snubbed yet again, fans ask 'why does Academy hate the show so much?' 

As 'Succession' took the trophy for Best Drama, people started to feel that 'Better Call Saul' turned out to be the 'biggest loser' with zero wins

                            Emmys 2020: 'Better Call Saul' gets snubbed yet again, fans ask 'why does Academy hate the show so much?' 
'Better Call Saul' (Getty Images)

The 72nd Emmys turned out to be quite a disappointment for ‘Better Call Saul’. The crime drama series that was racing up for the most coveted honor of winning in the Best Drama series lost to ‘Succession’, which won four honors, including best drama. It faced stiff competition from popular nominated shows like ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘The Crown’, ‘Killing Eve’, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Ozark’, and ‘Stranger Things.’
As ‘Succession’ took the trophy, people started to feel that ‘Better Call Saul’ turned out to be the biggest loser as it had 7 nominations but achieved no win. Its nominations were in esteemed categories like Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Music Supervision, and many more. 
The crime drama revolves around the trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he set up his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando among a robust cast. Despite a Metacritic score of 92 out of 100 based on 16 critics, the series has missed some major wins in 72nd Emmy Awards. It also did not even win in the previous edition of the Emmys last year.   

Javier Grajeda, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Peter Gould, Tony Dalton and Vince Gilligan attend the premiere of AMC's "Better Call Saul" Season 5 on February 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

The series, which has received a total of 39 Emmy nominations, has garnered many nominations and awards ranging from Peabody Award, Writers Guild of America Awards, Critics' Choice Television Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Awards. As the sad news of the series missing on winning in this year’s Emmy landed, fans of the show stormed the Internet airing their disappointment. Meanwhile, others felt that the Emmys was being unfair to the show.

A user asked, “But why does the Academy hate Better Call Saul so much?” while another wrote, “So, surely ‘BetterCallSaul’ is the biggest Emmy loser of all time? 39 nominations and 0 wins. Not a comment on the quality of the show, just a really bizarre circumstance. Does any show have more?”




Some ‘Better Call Saul’ was more deserving than the winner, as one wrote “‘Succession’ is a good show but shouldn't have won Best Drama Series. Better Call Saul and Ozark deserved it. The Crown and Killing Eve were good but not great. Not sure how Mandalorian or Stranger Things got nominated. Haven't seen Handmaid's Tale.” Some even called the Emmys “lazy”, as one fan wrote, “So it seems the Emmys were lazy and gave nearly all awards to the same shows. Better Call Saul has never won a single Emmy, Rhea Seehorn has never even been nominated. Seriously, what's going on. Rhea Seehorn we got you.” Another fan wrote, “In my heart 'Better Call Saul' won the award. This series has my whole heart. Also if it were for me Rhea Seehorn would certainly have won better actress.” 






A fan wrote, “Pinned until 'Better Call Saul' wins an Emmy.” Another enraged fan commented, “Damn. Better Call Saul got snubbed at the Emmy again! But I'm not too disappointed since Outstanding Drama Series went to Succession which is an equally great show. One more season left, lads. Hope it blows our minds and wins what it rightfully deserves the next and final time.” 








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