Vince Gilligan has a long-standing history with creating television in New Mexico.
Since 2014, Gilligan and the team behind “Better Call Saul” have called Albuquerque home for its production.
The nominations continue to stack up for the show’s final season.
The 75th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards were announced on Wednesday and Gilligan picked up a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series.
The episode that was nominated for the AMC series is called “Waterworks.”
It takes place after the events of “Breaking Bad,” exploring Kim Wexler’s new life in Florida, while continuing the story of Gene Takavic in Omaha, Nebraska. The episode originally aired on Aug. 8 and pulled in 1.32 million viewers during its first broadcast.
Gilligan’s nomination also includes the work of his directorial team, which includes:
♦ Unit Production Manager: Richard E. “Slab” Chapla Jr.
♦ First Assistant Director: Angie Meyer.
♦ Second Assistant Director: Louis A. Lanni.
♦ Second Second Assistant Director: Magin Gomez.
♦ Additional Second Assistant Director: Nathan E. Davis.
Gilligan competes against Jason Bateman for “Ozark,” Sam Levinson for “Euphoria,” Aoife McArdle for “Severance” and Ben Stiller for “Severance.”
The awards will be given out at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Feb. 18.
Also on Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild Awards gave some love to the AMC series.
New Mexico-filmed “Better Call Saul” was able to garner three nominations for its final season.
The first is for Ensemble in a Drama Series. In this category, “Saul” will face off against “The Crown,” “Ozark,” “Severance” and “The White Lotus.”
Meanwhile Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks were both nominated in Actor in a Drama Series and will compete against each other.