68th Emmy Awards: Bob Odenkirk Lead Actor In A Drama Series For ‘Better Call Saul’ – Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: Bob Odenkirk  Lead Actor In A Drama Series For ‘Better Call Saul’ – Facts You Need To Know
Bob Odenkirk speaking at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International, for “Breaking Bad”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0

Bob Odenkirk is nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for “Better Call Saul” in the 68th Emmy Awards. Here are the details why the actor may just be the next recipient of the prestige award-giving body.


The 53-year-old actor, who plays as Jim McGill/Saul Goodman is in the spinoff of “Breaking Bad,” is nominated alongside Rami Malek of “Mr. Robot,” Kevin Spacey of “ House of Cards.”

For the 6th Emmy Awards, Bob Odenkirk opted to choose “Better Call Saul” episode “Klick” from the season two finale.

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Prior to being nominated for the 68th Emmy Awards, the German-Irish actor was nominated for Golden Globe awards for his portrayal in “Better Call Saul.”

Golderby said that this is the second time Bob Odenkirk is vying for the Best Drama Actor under the role.

Bob Odenkirk is not a newbie in the Emmy Awards. He had won various feats in the comedy side of his acting. He won Best Variety Writing  for “Saturday Night Live” in 1989 and “The Ben Stiller Show” in 1993.

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He was also a recipient of scripting nominations for “SNL” in 1990 and 199.

Moreover, Bob Odenkirk also had three nominations for “Mr. Show with Bob and David.”

Talking to Los Angeles Times, Bob Odenkirk revealed that playing as Jim McGill for the “Better Call Saul” has made him a more serious actor.

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“I take myself so seriously now,” he said. “I’ve started to interpret Shakespeare — I hope he doesn’t mind I like to put swear words in there. I have a whole bunch of fans I never had.”

He added that he can able to play with the role given to him.

“But, really, I have the opportunity to play things non-ironically and that’s really neat and it’s a cool thing to be able to look at those roles and imagine those roles and what I can do in that area of performing.”

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