Watchmen Takes Home 11 Emmy Awards, Including Best Limited Series
The Mandalorian may have been up for best TV drama award, but it was HBO’s Watchmen that emerged as biggest Emmy Awards winner. The modern remix/sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic comic book series finished its Emmy run with 11 awards. That includes a best limited series award, as well as acting wins for Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. King won for her leading role as Angela Abar/Sister Night, while Abdul-Mateen won the best supporting actor in a limited series award for his turn as Doctor Manhattan.
Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson shared an Emmy for best writing in a limited series or a movie. Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross also won best music composition in a limited series for their Watchmen score. Additionally, Watchmen landed awards for best cinematography (Gregory Middleton), best fantasy/sci-fi costumes (Sharen Davis and Valerie Zielonka), and best casting (Victoria Thomas and Meagan Lewis).
Ironically, Billy Crudup, who played Doctor Manhattan in the 2009 live-action Watchmen film, also won an Emmy tonight. Crudup won the best supporting actor in a drama award for The Morning Show.
MCU veterans Mark Ruffalo and Zendaya also had big nights at the virtual Emmy Arwards. Ruffalo won best actor in a limited series for his dual role in HBO’s I Know This Much is True. As for Zendaya, she was named best actress in a drama series for her leading role in HBO’s Euphoria.
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Recommended Reading: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons