Emmy Nominations 2020: HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Leads Contenders

Netflix, with 160 Emmy nods, breaks record set last year by HBO

HBO’s limited series “Watchmen,” which used a comic-book adaptation to explore racism in America and seemed to anticipate the real-life social unrest that exploded across the country in recent months, leads the contenders for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards with 26 nominations. Other top nominees include Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Netflix’s “Ozark” and HBO’s “Succession.”

With last year’s comedy and drama series winners “Fleabag” and “Game of Thrones” out of the way, there was room for some new blood. Half of the...

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