HBO’s Watchmen by Damon Lindelof is a spiritual sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ legendary comic book of the same name, picking up decades after the events of the source material. It ended its nine-episode first season run in December 2019.

It’s scary how relevant the themes of the series is in light of recent events, as the TV series also touched on police brutality, white supremacy, as well as the past and present plight of Black people, including the 1921 Tulsa massacre.

Developed by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), Watchmen won Outstanding Limited Series, with Regina King winning Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Angela Abar / Sister Night and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II winning Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Cal Abar / Doctor Manhattan.

Lindelof himself and writer Cord Jefferson also won Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series for Watchmen Season 1 Episode 6 ‘This Extraordinary Being’.

Watchmen only missed out on three others awards that it was nominated for, including Outstanding Lead Actor (in which Jeremy Irons lost to I Know This Much is True’s Mark Ruffalo), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Smart lost to Mrs. America‘s Uzo Aduba), and Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series (three different Watchmen episodes lost to Netflix’s Unorthodox).

Watchmen also won the following awards:

  • Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series.
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series.
  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series (putting Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross one Tony away from an “EGOT”).
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series (This Extraordinary Being).
  • Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes (“It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”).
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series (“A God Walks into Abar”).
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series (“This Extraordinary Being”).

Overall, Watchmen won a whopping 11 awards at the Emmy Awards 2020.

Check out the rest of the Emmy Awards 2020 winners below:

Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Killing Eve
  • The Mandalorian
  • Ozark
  • Stranger Things
  • Succession – WINNER

Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Dead to Me
  • The Good Place
  • Insecure
  • The Kominsky Method
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
  • What We Do in the Shadows

Limited Series

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Mrs. America
  • Unbelievable
  • Unorthodox
  • Watchmen – WINNER

TV Movie

  • American Son
  • Bad Education – WINNER
  • Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones
  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
  • Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
  • Zendaya, Euphoria – WINNER

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Steve Carell, The Morning Show
  • Brian Cox, Succession
  • Billy Porter, Pose
  • Jeremy Strong, Succession – WINNER

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christina Applegate, Dead To Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Linda Cardellini, Dead To Me
  • Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Don Cheadle, Black Monday
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
  • Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
  • Shira Haas, Unorthodox
  • Regina King, Watchmen – WINNER
  • Octavia Spencer, Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J., Walker
  • Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
  • Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
  • Paul Mescal, Normal People
  • Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
  • Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True – WINNER

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Helena Bonham, Carter The Crown
  • Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
  • Julia Garner, Ozark – WINNER
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld
  • Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
  • Sarah Snook, Succession
  • Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
  • Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Nicholas Braun, Succession
  • Billy Crudup, The Morning Show – WINNER
  • Kieran Culkin, Succession
  • Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
  • Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
  • Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place
  • Betty Gilpin, GLOW
  • Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
  • Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
  • Yvonne Orji, Insecure
  • Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Mahershala Ali, Ramy
  • Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
  • Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
  • Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
  • Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America – WINNER
  • Toni Collette, Unbelievable
  • Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
  • Jean Smart, Watchmen
  • Holland Taylor, Hollywood
  • Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen – WINNER
  • Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
  • Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable KimmySchmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
  • Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen
  • Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
  • Jim Parsons, Hollywood

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