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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 is Primetimer's Reviews Editor. Tweet him at @IAmBlankenship.

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