Jonathan Banks got his breakthrough TV role playing Mike Ehrmantraut in Breaking Bad. In 2015, the actor continued his role for AMC’s Better Call Saul.
In 2013, Banks was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad. However, the actor lost to Bobby Cannavale for the latter’s portrayal as Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire.
Since then, Banks has been nominated for the Golden Derby, Satellite, and others. But the actor finally received praise for his acting by winning the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the same show.
Banks has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Better Call Saul. Moreover, this will be the actor’s fourth nomination since he began his career. He received his first Emmy nomination for playing Frank McPike in 1987’s Wiseguy. Since his career kick-started, Banks has been nominated for 15 television awards.
While fans are excited for his nomination, the actor’s chances of winning are slim. Banks will be competing for the award with Kit Harington and Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones, Michael Kelly from House of Cards, and others.
AMC’s Better Call Saul has also been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. Furthermore, Bob Odenkirk has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series as well.
Better Call Saul has been renewed by AMC for season 3. But it is expected to premiere in 2017. The 68th Primetime Emmy will be held on September 18 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. The event will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who has also been nominated for his talk series.