With a jaw-dropping 26 Emmy nominations, HBO’s Watchmen is certainly a juggernaut when it comes to the Creative Arts Emmys and Sunday’s Prime Time Emmys ceremony. On the third night of the Creative Arts Emmys, Damon Lindelof’s alternate universe adaptation of the critically acclaimed series starring Regina King took home four Emmys tonight, which may be just the start for the sci-fi drama when it comes to the coveted TV accolade.
Earning the most nominations of any show this year, Watchmen scored Emmys for Outstanding Cinematography For a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie.
In addition to its technical achievements, Watchmen is vying for some of the Emmys top prizes which will be handed out Sunday night including Outstanding Limited Series and a slew of acting nods including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Regina King; Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Jean Smart; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jovan Adepo, and Louis Gossett Jr. as well as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Jeremy Irons.
Based on a DC Comics series created by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore, Watchmen takes place in an alternate version of the 20th century, in which vigilantes—once celebrated as heroes—have been outlawed, due to their violent methods of extracting justice. In this version of America, episodes of racial violence erupt in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as yellow-masked police officers face off with a white supremacist group known as the Seventh Kavalry. The limited series was instantly a fan favorite and audiences are thirsty for a second season, but based on what Lindelof has shared, the chances for a follow-up are slim to none.
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