‘Better Call Saul’ Ends Six-Season Run Having Won Zero Of 53 Emmy Nominations
— 16 January 2024

‘Better Call Saul’ Ends Six-Season Run Having Won Zero Of 53 Emmy Nominations

— 16 January 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

For the past few years, Better Call Saul has routinely earned nods from the Emmy Awards only to go home empty-handed.

The growing assertion with every passing annual ceremony was that — in line with the usual BS behind Hollywood politics — Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould’s acclaimed spin-off series starring Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, and Jonathan Banks would win something for their final season.

RELATED: The 100 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time (According To IMDb)

But with the conclusion of the 2024 Emmy Awards (both Primetime and Creative), and after six seasons of being snubbed, Better Call Saul has officially gone zero for 53 vis-a-vis converting nominations into actual wins.

The legal crime drama itself was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, while Odenkirk and Seehorn were in the running for Oustanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Support Actress in a Drama Series, respectively.

There were also a pair of Outstanding Writing nominations for Gordon Smith (“Point and Shoot”) and Peter Could (“Saul Gone”); as well as a handful of Creative categories in the mix, i.e. Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series. Sadly, none of this matters anymore.

RELATED: ‘Oppenheimer’ Racks ‘Em Up At The 2024 Golden Globes

In contrast, Breaking Bad took home 16 gilded statuettes from 58 categories it was nominated for between 2008 and 2014, including:

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Byran Cranston (four times)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Aaron Paul (thrice)
  • as well as Outstanding Drama Series

Perhaps the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences simply can’t stand spin-offs.

Check out the winners list for the 2024 Primetime Emmy Awards below.

Jump To:

2024 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List

Best Drama Series

  • Succession [WINNER]
  • Andor
  • Better Call Saul
  • The Crown
  • House of the Dragon
  • The Last of Us
  • The White Lotus
  • Yellowjackets

Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • Kieran Culkin, Succession [WINNER]
  • Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
  • Brian Cox, Succession
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us
  • Jeremy Strong, Succession

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • Sarah Snook, Succession [WINNER]
  • Sharon Horgan, Bad Sisters
  • Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us
  • Keri Russell, The Diplomat

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Matthew Macfadyen, Succession [WINNER]
  • F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus
  • Nicholas Braun, Succession
  • Michael Imperioli, The White Lotus
  • Theo James, The White Lotus
  • Alan Ruck, Succession
  • Will Sharpe, The White Lotus
  • Alexander Skarsgård, Succession

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus [WINNER]
  • J. Smith-Cameron, Succession
  • Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
  • Meghann Fahy, The White Lotus
  • Sabrina Impacciatore, The White Lotus
  • Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus
  • Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul
  • Simona Tabasco, The White Lotus

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Nick Offerman, The Last of Us [WINNER]
  • Murray Bartlett, The Last of Us
  • James Cromwell, Succession
  • Lamar Johnson, The Last of Us
  • Arian Moayed, Succession
  • Keivonn Montreal Woodard, The Last of Us

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Storm Reid, The Last of Us [WINNER]
  • Hiam Abbass, Succession
  • Cherry Jones, Succession
  • Melanie Lynskey, The Last of Us
  • Anna Torv, The Last of Us
  • Harriet Walter, Succession

Best Writing for a Drama Series

  • Jesse Armstrong, Succession (“Connor’s Wedding”) [WINNER]
  • Beau Willimon, Andor (“One Way Out”)
  • Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul (“Point and Shoot”)
  • Peter Gould, Better Call Saul (“Saul Gone”)
  • Sharon Horgan, Dave Finkel, and Brett Baer, Bad Sisters (“The Prick”)
  • Craig Mazin, The Last of Us (“Long, Long Time”)
  • Mike White, The White Lotus (“Arrivederci”)

Best Directing for a Drama Series

  • Mark Mylod, Succession (“Connor’s Wedding”) [WINNER]
  • Benjamin Caron, Andor (“Rix Road”)
  • Peter Hoar, The Last of Us (“Long, Long Time”)
  • Andrij Parekh, Succession (“America Decides”)
  • Lorene Scafaria, Succession (“Living+”)
  • Dearbhla Walsh, Bad Sisters (“The Prick”)
  • Mike White, The White Lotus (“Arrivederci”)

Best Comedy Series

  • Abbott Elementary
  • Barry
  • The Bear [WINNER]
  • Jury Duty
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Ted Lasso
  • Wednesday

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Jeremy Allen White, The Bear [WINNER]
  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Jason Segel, Shrinking
  • Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
  • Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary [WINNER]
  • Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face
  • Jenna Ortega, Wednesday

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear [WINNER]
  • Anthony Carrigan, Barry
  • Phil Dunster, Ted Lasso
  • Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
  • James Marsden, Jury Duty
  • Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary
  • Henry Winkler, Barry

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Ayo Edebiri, The Bear
  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Janelle James, Abbott Elementary
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary
  • Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
  • Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
  • Jessica Williams, Shrinking

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Sam Richardson, Ted Lasso [WINNER]
  • Jon Bernthal, The Bear
  • Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Nathan Lane, Only Murders in the Building
  • Pedro Pascal, Saturday Night Live
  • Oliver Platt, The Bear

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Judith Light, Poker Face [WINNER]
  • Becky Ann Baker, Ted Lasso
  • Quinta Brunson, Saturday Night Live
  • Taraji P. Henson, Abbott Elementary
  • Sarah Niles, Ted Lasso
  • Harriet Walter, Ted Lasso

Best Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Christopher Storer, The Bear (“System”) [WINNER]
  • Bill Hader, Barry (“wow”)
  • John Hoffman, Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky, Only Murders in the Building (“I Know Who Did It”)
  • Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly & Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (“So Long, Farewell”)
  • Mekki Leeper, Jury Duty (“Ineffective Assistance”)
  • Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, The Other Two (“Cary & Brooke Go to an AIDS Play”)

Best Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Christopher Storer, The Bear (“Review”) [WINNER]
  • Tim Burton, Wednesday (“Wednesday’s Child Is Full of Woe”)
  • Bill Hader, Barry (“wow”)
  • Declan Lowney, Ted Lasso (“So Long, Farewell”)
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“Four Minutes”)
  • Mary Lou Belli, The Ms. Pat Show (“Don’t Touch My Hair”)

Best Limited Series

  • Beef [WINNER]
  • Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Daisy Jones and the Six
  • Fleishman Is in Trouble
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Steven Yeun, Beef [WINNER]
  • Taron Egerton, Black Bird
  • Kumail Nanjiani, Welcome to Chippendales
  • Evan Peters, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
  • Michael Shannon, George & Tammy

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Ali Wong, Beef [WINNER]
  • Lizzy Caplan, Fleishman Is in Trouble
  • Jessica Chastain, George & Tammy
  • Dominique Fishback, Swarm
  • Kathryn Hahn, Tiny Beautiful Things
  • Riley Keough, Daisy Jones and the Six

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird [WINNER]
  • Murray Bartlett, Welcome to Chippendales
  • Richard Jenkins, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Joseph Lee, Beef
  • Ray Liotta, Black Bird
  • Young Mazino, Beef
  • Jesse Plemons, Love & Death

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Niecey Nash-Betts, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story [WINNER]
  • Annaleigh Ashford, Welcome to Chippendales
  • Maria Bello, Beef
  • Claire Danes, Fleishman Is in Trouble
  • Juliette Lewis, Welcome to Chippendales
  • Camila Morrone, Daisy Jones & The Six
  • Merritt Wever, Tiny Beautiful Things

Best Writing for a Limited Series

  • Lee Sung Jin, Beef (“The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain”) [WINNER]
  • Joel Kim Booster, Fire Island
  • Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman is in Trouble (“Me-Time”)
  • Patrick Aison and Dan Trachtenberg, Prey
  • Janine Nabers and Donald Glover, Swarm (“Stung”)
  • Eric Appel and “Weird Al” Yankovic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Best Directing for a Limited Series

  • Lee Sung Jin, Beef (“Figures of Light”) [WINNER]
  • Paris Barclay, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (“Silenced”)
  • Carl Franklin, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (“Bad Meat”)
  • Dan Trachtenberg, Prey 
  • Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, Fleishman Is in Trouble (“Me-Time”)
  • Jake Schreier, Beef (“The Great Fabricator”)

Best Reality Competition Program

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race [WINNER]
  • The Amazing Race
  • Survivor
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Best Reality Host

  • RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race [WINNER]
  • Nicole Byer, Nailed It!
  • Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph, Baking It
  • Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef
  • Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

Best Variety Scripted Series

  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver [WINNER]
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Saturday Night Live

Best Writing for a Variety or Talk Series

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver [WINNER]
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • Saturday Night Live

Best Talk Series

  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah [WINNER]
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • The Problem With Jon Stewart

Best Live Variety Special

  • Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium [WINNER]
  • The Oscars
  • Chris Rock: Selective Outrage
  • The Super Bowl Halftime Show
  • The Tonys

Subscribe to B.H. Magazine

Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


Share the article