The Bob Odenkirk-led Better Call Saul finally got the chance to shine at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2023, where it secured the win for Best Drama Series. The American legal and crime drama saw this as the third win at the Critics’ Choice Awards after the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the Best Actor in a Drama Series.
Better Call Saul was up against some stiff competition as it beat Andor, House of the Dragon, The Crown, Bad Sisters, Euphoria, The Good Fight, Severance, and Yellowstone.
Better Call Saul has faced disappointment in awards shows before
The wins come after the controversy of not having won anything in the Primetime Emmy Awards. Despite being nominated in multiple categories in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2022, the series remains conspicuously without an award.
Fans will be happy, however, as the Critics’ Choice Television Awards finally delivered the series the recognition in its final season that it was lacking from the likes of the Emmys. The show’s final season brought an end to the spinoff of one of the greatest television series, Breaking Bad.
AMC’s Better Call Saul focused on the life of Jimmy McGill, and how he became the character from the original show, Saul Goodman. The lawyer and con artist found himself in the toughest situations at various points throughout the series, as he became stuck in a feud between rival cartels.
Odenkirk played the role to perfection, becoming the embodiment of the former con artist, who was always trying to become a criminal defense lawyer respected in his field.
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