Entertainment Watchmen takes the limited series Emmy after wins for Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

21:20  21 september  2020
21:20  21 september  2020 Source:   theweek.com

The show must go on: Virus-era Emmys are virtual -- and live

  The show must go on: Virus-era Emmys are virtual -- and live The 72nd Emmys will be streamed live on Sunday from an empty theatre in Los Angeles, with winners beaming in from the safety of their homes due to Covid-19. © Photo: AFP / Valerie MACON Producers of the Emmys, honouring the best in television, are scrambling to stage the awards show in the age of coronavirus. Photo: AFP / Valerie MACON Adding to the unpredictability on a night of firsts, 130-odd nominees who were sent cameras to hook up in their own living rooms have been encouraged to get creative with their speeches (and comfortable -- A-listers are invited to trade gowns and tuxedos for pajamas).

Watchmen actor Yahya Abdul - Mateen II took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series . Click to read his inspiring speech. He went on to thank series creator Damon Lindelof and co-star Regina King before dedicating the award and his performance to a group of

Regina King , who won the lead actress Emmy for her work in Watchmen , was seen sitting in an armchair In total, Watchmen took home 11 Emmys after racking up wins at the Creative Arts Emmys Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie. Yahya Abdul - Mateen II , Watchmen - WINNER.

a person standing next to a clock: Watchmen © HBO Watchmen

Who watches the Watchmen? Emmy voters, clearly.

HBO's Watchmen on Sunday took home the award for Outstanding Limited Series at the Emmys, beating out shows including Mrs. America and Little Fires Everywhere. The superhero series, which is adapted from the graphic novel, was one of the most critically acclaimed shows of 2019, and it received the most nominations of any series at this year's Emmys with 26.

In an acceptance speech for Outstanding Limited Series, Watchmen creator Damon Lindelof dedicated the award to the victims of the Tulsa race massacre, which was depicted in the series. Watchmen star Regina King had earlier in the night won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, while Yahya Abdul-Mateen II took the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Emmy. The show also won a writing prize.

The Latest: Regina King wins an Emmy Award for 'Watchmen'

  The Latest: Regina King wins an Emmy Award for 'Watchmen' LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from the Emmy Awards (all times PDT): 6:15 p.m. Regina King is an Emmy superhero, and queen of the limited series. King won best actress in a limited series or TV movie Sunday night for her role as Angela Abar, aka the masked hero Sister Night, on HBO’s “Watchmen.” King was handed the trophy as she sat in a living room in the pandemic-altered Emmys. It’s the fourth Emmy in six years for King, all of them for limited series. She won the same award in 2018 for “Seven Seconds,” and took best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie for two different roles on “American Crime” in 2015 and 2016.

With Regina King , Yahya Abdul - Mateen II , Tom Mison, Sara Vickers. Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name , while attempting to break new ground of its own.

And Watchmen ’s Yahya Abdul - Mateen II , who won for supporting actor in a limited series Watchmen ’s creator, Damon Lindelof, accepted the best limited series win with a “Remember A classic sleeper success story, Schitt’s Creek swept this year’s Emmys , taking home nine awards.

Watchmen examines systemic racism in the United States and was widely seen as having taken on even greater relevance in light of the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd. King touched upon that idea as she accepted her Emmy, saying, "Gotta vote. I would be remiss not to mention that being a part of a show as prescient as Watchmen."

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II: There is a 'silver lining' from COVID-19 for the film industry .
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