Though the show was a critical darling when it came out, HBO’s Watchmen had kind of become a sleeper hit where nobody was really talking about the show online when it was airing. With the 2020 Emmys announcing their nominations though, Watchmen has come out on top as the most nominated show.
According to the official Emmy website, Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen has earned a whopping 26 nominations including Outstanding Limited Series, Oustanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series (Jeremy Irons/Ozymandias), and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Regina King/Angela Abar). Other cast members like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cal Abar), Jovan Adepo (Young Will Reeves), and Louis Gossett Jr. (Will Reeves) have also been nominated for best supporting actor as well as Jean Smart (Laurie Blake) for Best Supporting Actress.
Other nominations include Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Directing for multiple episodes, and Outstanding Original Music. For a full list, you can go here.
I have to say, I was a huge fan of Watchmen when it came out last year, and it deserves every nomination. I mean, even Tim Blake Nelson deserves an Emmy for his work as Looking Glass, but at this point, I think too many actors are already getting nominated from Watchmen alone. While some people like to deem the work ‘too political/SJW’, I thought it was a great follow-up to the original comic, and it managed to be relevant to today’s current issues. You could even say too relevant, counting the recent resurgence of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
We don’t know how many Emmys Watchmen can win, but you should check out the show now available on HBO.