‘Better Call Saul’ Is A Favorite To Win At The Emmys

It looks like Better Call Saul is a favorite to win at the 2015 Emmys. Rotten Tomatoes pulled together percentages based on critics’ opinions of each show, and it looks like AMC’s Better Call Saul might come out on top.

This isn’t that much of a surprise. While Better Call Saul might have seemed like a black sheep to the award-winning darling Breaking Bad, the spin-off show, which focuses on schemy lawyer Saul Goodman, quickly found its tone, and along with that a faithful fan base. While they aren’t pulling in Breaking Bad numbers, they’re pulling in very good reviews from the same people that praised the former AMC series.

Here’s how Better Call Saul is going to do on September 20, according to Rotten Tomatoes per Entertainment Weekly. Notice Veep is also one to watch out for in the race.

Best Drama
Game of Thrones
Orange is the New Black
Mad Men
Homeland
Downton Abbey
House of Cards
WINNER: Better Call Saul

Best Comedy
Parks and Recreation
Transparent
Louie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Modern Family
WINNER: Veep
WINNER: Silicon Valley

Best Limited Series
Olive Kitteridge
American Crime
The Honourable Woman
American Horror Story: Freak Show
WINNER: Wolf Hall

Best TV Movie
Nightingale
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Lincoln
Grace of Monaco
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case
WINNER: Bessie

As it stands, Better Call Saul is nominated for a total of seven Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan Banks), and more. The series has won the Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series, and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. It also picked up a TCA award for Outstanding New Program.

As for season 2, AMC has already renewed the series for an additional season. Although fans will be getting another 13 episodes, those who were left dangling by the season finale might be angered that they’re going to have to wait until early 2016 to get all of their answers. The fact that Better Call Saul is getting a season 2 wasn’t a worry in anyone’s minds, seeing as the show was renewed before the first season aired. It just goes to show you that from the very beginning AMC had high hopes for the spin-off show. Although fans were skeptical at first, it seems to really have legs as its own series.

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