Better Call Saul's spin-off short form series has been ruled ineligible for Emmys after receiving two nods this week.
Better Call Saul Employee Training: Madrigal Electromotive Security consists of 10 episodes and follows character Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) as he gives lectures and tips to new employees of firm Madrigal.
This week, it received nominations for Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Banks.
However, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has now said that the series did not meet the minimum required runtime – two minutes for at least six episodes – and has thus been ruled ineligible for both of its nominated categories.
"This decision is in no way a diminishment of the quality of Better Call Saul Employee Training or Mr Banks' performance in it," they said in a statement (via Entertainment Weekly).
Replacing the Better Call Saul spin-off in the Short Form Comedy or Drama Series category will be State of the Union from Sundance TV, while Banks's spot has been taken by Ryan O'Connell for the Netflix series Special.
The main version of Better Call Saul show still has nine nominations, however, including for Outstanding Drama Series and Banks for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
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