Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen has been nominated for an impressive 26 Emmy awards, the most for any show.
After HBO’s Watchmen was met with critical acclaim at the end of 2019, the show has now been nominated for 26 awards at the 2020 Emmys. Given how the show managed to both follow up the legendary comic from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons while making it socially relevant for the current state of the world, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s impressed the Television Academy. Because HBO has labelled it as a limited series, it didn’t get a chance at the Best Drama Series at the Emmys, unlike The Mandalorian.
After Watchmen ended, fans were divided over if it should receive a second season. Some felt that the story it wanted to tell was neatly wrapped up by the finale, others wanted to see whether Regina King’s Angela Abar was really about to become the new Doctor Manhattan. The star herself said she’d only return if Damon Lindelof would be at the helm, but the showrunner said he has no worthy ideas for a second season. Watchmen has been nominated for Best Limited Series, with a number of its lead stars receiving Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series Emmy nominations. The Twitter account for the Damon Lindelof show celebrated the Emmy nominations using an iconic quote, “Nothing ever ends.”
— Watchmen (@watchmen) July 28, 2020
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Here is the official synopsis for Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen:
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Watchmen stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.
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Source: Television Academy