Dystopian series 'Watchmen' leads all Emmy nominees with 26
Last updated 7/28/2020 at 10:11am
AP Television Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Watchmen," cloaked in superhero mythology and grounded in real-world racism, received a leading 26 nominations Tuesday for the prime-time Emmy Awards.
The series, which captured America's deep unease as it faces racial and political clashes amid a pandemic, was nominated as best limited series and received bids for cast members including Regina King and Jeremy Irons.
King was part of a vanguard of actors of color who showed that TV academy voters took heed of the social climate.
"Zendaya!" exclaimed Emmy announcement host Leslie Jones, her...