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Dystopian series 'Watchmen' leads all Emmy nominees with 26

 

Last updated 7/28/2020 at 10:11am

This image released by HBO shows Regina King in a scene from "Watchmen." The series was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding limited series on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. King was also nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. (Mark Hill/HBO via AP)

LYNN ELBER

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...



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