Sorry, Bob Odenkirk: This officially confirms you are indeed in a drama series.
Odenkirk, who plays Jimmy McGill in AMC’s Better Call Saul, won for Best Actor in a Drama Series at the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.
“Your vote machines broke. I love that I walked by an upset Denzel Washington,” said Odenkirk, kicking off his speech with a joke. “Okay, hi, I know most of you. Do you remember me from Mr. Show? That was pretty good, right? Ok, phew, that’s crazy. Thank you. What an amazing category, just all super amazing actors.”
After asking producers were already playing music to get him to wrap up his speech, Odenkirk got down to business. “I thank my wife Naomi; my kids Nate and Erin; Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan for writing an amazing, rich character; and mostly tonight I want to thank the ensemble of actors I get to work with on this amazing show,” he said. “Jonathan Banks, of course, you love him. Michael McKean, who is setting new standards. Thank you for noticing him tonight. He’s the best.”
Odenkirk previously won the same prize for portraying McGill in 2015, and during his acceptance speech, joked, “I’m in a drama? I’m trying to get laughs!'”
The actor has been portraying McGill in the Breaking Bad spinoff since 2015. The show tracks the criminal lawyer as he transforms into Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman.
Odenkirk beat out last year’s winner Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) for the prize.
See the full list of winners here.
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