Regina King: HBO Series ‘Watchmen’ Sweeps 2020 Emmy Awards With Adaption Centered Around Tulsa Race Massacre & Black Wall Street.
The HBO series Watchmen is based on the celebrated graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, the exciting and dark “Watchmen” takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 34 years after the original story.
After a white supremacist attack on the local police department, which leaves only two surviving cops on the beat, laws are passed that allow the cops to hide their identities behind masks.
One of these cops, Angela Abar, adopts the identity of Sister Night and fights racists while dealing with the decades-long legacy of the vigilantes.
Watchmen: A Comic Adaptation is Honored with Major Award Wins
HBO’s “Watchmen” achieved a historic Emmys run, becoming the first comic book adaptation to win a top prize (Outstanding Limited Series) and taking home 11 awards in total, the most for any show in 2020.
Regina King (Best Actress), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Best Supporting Actor), and Cord Jefferson (Best Writing) used their acceptance speeches to channel the show’s themes of racial violence into moving dedications and calls to action.
Watchmen received widespread critical acclaim on it’s broadcast as well as commendation for highlighting the often forgotten 1921 Tulsa race massacre of America’s Black Wall Street, which became poignant in the wake of the 2020 George Floyd protests.
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Regina King (ABC/Image Group LA)
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