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Rhea Seehorn Finally Breaks Emmy Curse With Two Nominations

It wasn't just Better Call Saul that got her on the ballot.
  • Rhea Seehorn in Better Call Saul (Photo: AMC)
    Rhea Seehorn in Better Call Saul (Photo: AMC)

    You may have heard a sigh of relief around the internet today when Rhea Seehorn's performance in Better Call Saul finally earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama.

    Seehorn's portrayal of Kim Wexler is not only a fan favorite, but also a keystone to the entire show. Without Kim to both collude with and resist Jimmy's increasingly illegal behavior, the series would lack a crucial moral dimension, and it's about time the character and the actor got the attention they deserve.

    But the TV Academy didn't stop there: They also nominated Seehorn for Best Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Cooper's Bar. That's an AMC comedy (stream it for free on their website) about a group of Hollywod wannabes gathering in a backyard tiki bar. The episodes are only 10 minutes each, which means the entire first season is about as long as a single installment of Better Call Saul. But that extra hour helped Seehorn jump from Emmy shutout to Emmy overachiever in a single year.

    For the full list of 2022 Emmy nominees, head to the Television Academy's website.

    Mark Blankenship has been writing about arts and culture for twenty years, with bylines in The New York Times, Variety, Vulture, Fortune, and many others. You can hear him on the pop music podcast Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs.

    TOPICS: Rhea Seehorn, 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, Better Call Saul, Award Shows, Emmys