Watchmen
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Despite a turbulent year, the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards is about to kick off, live from Los Angeles and as stars tune in from around the globe. The Television Academy says that 138 stars from 114 locations across 10 countries would be in virtual attendance. As for the nominations, series one of Watchmen is leading the nominations list with 26 while Netflix Originals, Hollywood and Ozark, and Apple TV+ hit, The Morning Show, trails closely behind.

But after it was announced that Watchmen would wrap up in its entirety after just nine episodes – a second season is off the cards – everyone is asking why a project so successful is getting the boot? Put simply, the creator of the show Damon Lindelof is not interested in pursing a second season. And though the filmmaker gave HBO the blessing to continue without him, the network decided to cancel the show instead.

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Including nominations across categories such as Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in Limited Series, Watchmen is a reimagining of the graphic novel that tackles racism in America – an apt series for 2020. Featuring the likes of Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Louis Gossett Jr and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, in acting categories this year, black actors have a record high 34 percent of nominations. This is thanks to many of whom are from Watchmen. 

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Lindelof has credits in other blockbusters and hits including Lost, World War Z and Star Trek. 

Here is every winner from the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Best Comedy
“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)

Best Drama
“Succession” (HBO)

Best Limited Series
“Watchmen” (HBO)

Best Actress, Comedy
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

Best Actor, Comedy
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Best Actress, Drama
Zendaya, “Euphoria”

Best Actor, Drama
Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie
Regina King, “Watchmen”

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie
Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Supporting Actress, Drama
Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Supporting Actor, Drama
Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie
Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen”

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