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Better Call Saul Emmys Snub

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Better Call Saul Emmys Snub refers to the crime drama television series Better Call Saul and its cast not winning a single award at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2022 despite four nominations and winning zero out of 46 of its Primetime Emmy Awards nominations since 2015. The surge in the show's online popularity in 2022 and the major critical and audience acclaim it has received over the years have resulted in the news of the snub going viral, spawning memes and discussions, with the line What a Sick Joke trending on Twitter in September 2022 shortly after the award ceremony's conclusion.


Between 2015 and 2020, the crime drama television series Better Call Saul was nominated for a total of 42 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning none.[1]

In 2022, at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, Better Call Saul was nominated for awards in four categories: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Rhea Seehorn) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. The show again lost in all four nominations,[2] bringing its track record to zero Emmy Awards for 46 nominations following its final season in 2022. The show lost its nominations to the HBO series Succession, while Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn lost theirs to Lee Jung-Jae for his lead role in Squid Game and to Julia Garner for her role in Ozark.

Discussing Film @DiscussingFilm 4 'BETTER CALL SAUL' walked away empty handed at the #Emmys tonight. The show has now been nominated 46 times total with zero wins. See the full winners list: 11:13 PM . Sep 12, 2022. Twitter for Android

Online Reactions

During the broadcast, as award recipients were announced, users on social media shared posts and memes about Better Call Saul getting snubbed throughout the night on September 12th, 2022. Prior to the broadcast, Twitter[3] user @LongSydny made a post in which she jokingly threatened to "jigsaw trap" the cast of Succession if Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn don't win awards. The post (shown below, left) received over 800 retweets and 7,900 likes in one day. After the recipient of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress was announced, actor Michael McKean, who portrayed the character Chuck McGill on the show, tweeted,[4] "Well, fuck that noise," with the tweet gaining over 4,000 retweets and 38,900 likes in one day (shown below, right).[7]

Sydny Long @LongSydny : bob odenkirk literally technically died on the set of better call saul and came back to life and finished it out strong so if he and rhea don't win emmys tonight, im going to jigsaw trap the entirety of the succession cast 12:22 PM . Sep 12, 2022. Twitter Web App Michael McKean Well, f--- that noise. 514 @MJMcKean. 11h 4,406 Daniel Moncada @DanielMoncada80 Replying to @MJMcKean Seriously 10:48 PM. Sep 12, 2022. Twitter for iPhone 37.4K ↑

Multiple memes using the Chicanery Copypasta and the line "What a sick joke" were posted on Twitter during the broadcast and in the hours following it. For example, on September 12th, Twitter[5][6] users @hulkenstein01 and @jamesfoye_ posted memes that gained over 2,400 retweets and 23,100 likes and 1,300 retweets and 14,200 likes in one day (shown below, left and right).

hulkenstein @hulkenstein01 AND HE GETS THE EMMY??? SQUID GAMES??? BUT NOT OUR GI-HUN. NOT OUR PRECIOUS GI-HUN! STEALING BOB ODENKIRK BLIND! WHAT A SICK JOKE. I SHOULD HAVE STOPPED HIM WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE. 11:50 PM. Sep 12, 2022. Twitter Web App James @jamesfoye_ I know he switched the winners! He orchestrated it! He's in an 8 episode flavor of the week Netflix series and wins best actor over one of the best 6 season drama series performances ever? What a sick joke! 11:54 PM . Sep 12, 2022 Twitter for iPhone

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