‘Watchmen’ Showrunner Damon Lindelof Reacts To Emmy Nominations

Nothing ever ends.

Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof shared his reaction to the series being nominated for 26 awards by the Television Academy.

After it was recently announced that Watchmen received 26 Emmy award nominations Damon Lindelof celebrated the news with a number of behind-the-scenes photos from production on the impressive comic book show. The showrunner wasn’t the only one grateful to be nominated, with Doctor Manhattan actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also sharing footage on Instagram of his excited reaction to being nominated. But Lindelof explained in his lengthy caption what the nomination means to him after working on the show.

“There are no words to describe what today has been like, but here are some words to describe what today has been like. I was shocked, then relieved, then grateful, then overwhelmed, then numb, then ashamed because I saw the tilt of the table and understood why everything upon it slid towards me. I felt the imbalance of altruism and atonement – and knew that I talk too much about the former and not enough about the latter. I felt more pride than I thought was possible, radiating out along as many spokes as letters in the alphabet… and knowing that there was no hub because we were all the wheel. And I was no showrunner because this show ran me.”

Damon Lindelof posted a wide range of behind-the-scenes photos from Watchmen, highlighting the black and white film in the introduction to the harrowing scene in 1920s Tulsa. He continued on in his caption to thank the cast and crew that helped make the show as successful as it is, while also referencing Doctor Manhattan’s immortal line “nothing ever ends.” It harks back to Lindelof’s previous comments that he has no ideas about where to take a second season and not wanting to continue it on just because of its success.

“To all the brilliant artists who made our beloved Watchmen, both recognized and unacknowledged, I am forever transformed by your patience, your care and your trust. I didn’t deserve those gifts, but I will never forget the grace with which you offered them. My gratitude is infinite and boundless. Thank you. ALL of you. A wise blue man once said that nothing ever ends… but some things have to. That’s the only way they can begin again. My part in this story is over. Whatever happens next? I leave it entirely in your hands.”

Take a look at the showrunner’s Instagram post below.

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There are no words to describe what today has been like, but here are some words to describe what today has been like.  I was shocked, then relieved, then grateful, then overwhelmed, then numb, then ashamed because I saw the tilt of the table and understood why everything upon it slid towards me.   I felt the imbalance of altruism and atonement – and knew that I talk too much about the former and not enough about the latter.  I felt more pride than I thought was possible, radiating out along as many spokes as letters in the alphabet… and knowing that there was no hub because we were all the wheel.  And I was no showrunner because this show ran me.  To all the brilliant artists who made our beloved Watchmen, both recognized and unacknowledged, I am forever transformed by your patience, your care and your trust.  I didn’t deserve those gifts, but I will never forget the grace with which you offered them.  My gratitude is infinite and boundless.  Thank you.  ALL of you.  A wise blue man once said that nothing ever ends… but some things have to.  That’s the only way they can begin again.  My part in this story is over.  Whatever happens next?  I leave it entirely in your hands.

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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.

Watchmen aired on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on HBO. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the HBO show and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content.

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