Rhea Seehorn — the actress behind what one fan on Reddit dubbed “the best female character on television in years” (aka Kim Wexler) — was not recognized by the Emmys for five seasons of Better Call Saul. That year, Seehorn finally earned the nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — and hopeful fans tuned in to see how she (finally) took it — but the award ultimately went to Julia Garner for her performance in Ozark.
Needless to say, this didn’t sit well with viewers who already harbored resentment for her lack of nominations in years past. Reactions on social media ranged from stunned (“HOW didn’t she win?” she asked a Twitter user) to disillusionedto pure, unadulterated anger, as in one who has often-retweeted Proclamation.
For many, the fact that Seehorn’s performance in the second half of season six is still eligible for next year’s awards show was little condolence. “Guess there’s a shot next year,” wrote one Twitter user @mizphantasm, “but the show will be over a whole year.” The fear of momentum bias was shared by many, including a number of fans responding to critics Alan Sepinwall‘s comforting reminder of Seehorn’s potential for 2023.
The fact remains, however, that this is still the case could are happening for the unjustly underrated actor, and (again, as always) some fans remain hopeful. “I will not call for a revolution just yet,” he wrote @ThatAldenDiazadding: “But I swear to any god who will hear me – Rhea Seehorn better win for that last run [of 6B]. We must avoid the snub of our lives.”