Watchmen: 11 Emmy Wins for Series

 

 

Watchmen deservingly won big on Emmy night, taking home 11 of the awards, including those won earlier at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The show won, among others, Best Limited Series and acting awards for Regina King and Yahya Abdul Mateen III. Here's the rundown:

 

Oustanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie - Gregory Middleton - "This Extraordinary Being."

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci Fi Costumes - Sharen Davis and Valerie Zielonka - "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice."

Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie - Hanks Van Eeghan - "A God Walks Into Abar"

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie - "This Extraordinary Being"

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special - "This Extraordinary Being"

Outstanding Music Composition (Original Dramatic Score) for a Limited Series, Movie or Special - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice"

Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special - Victoria Thomas and Meagan Lewis

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special - Cord Jefferson & Damon Lindelof - "This Extraordinary Being"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - Yahya Abdul Mateen III

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - Regina King

Best Limited Series

 

Congratulations to the whole team for their wins, but also for producing one of the most amazing, important TV experiences of the year. Well done all.

Watchmen: Heart Showbiz Hub Podcast

 

Tom stopped by (virtually, of course) the Heart Showbiz Hub with Ashley Roberts podcast to chat with one of the team - who just happens to be his London neighbor. Charlie's conversation with him covered Tom's Mysterious Island shoot with Patrick Stewart, his squinty-eyed likeness to Jude Law, and how to pick a naked blue body double. Click over to the podcast here. Tom's bit starts at about 15:42. Word is there may be more of the interview posted, possibly with video, so check back to see if that becomes available!

Watchmen: Watch It Free This Weekend

In honor of Juneteenth, HBO has announced that this weekend, from Friday, June 19th through Sunday, June 21st, viewers will be able to watch the Watchmen series for free on HBO.com and VOD (video on demand), whether they subscribe to the channel or not. If you are a subscriber, the network will be airing a marathon of the series beginning on Friday at 1pm ET/PT. HBO Max subscribers already have access to the series.

Juneteenth celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. In Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers landed with news of the end of the war and the Emancipation Proclamation, over 2 years after President Lincoln's executive order.

 

Watchmen: Two Radio Interviews

 

 

Two new interviews popped up as Tom continued to publicize the release of the Watchmen Blu-Ray and DVD.

The first was with BBC Radio Surrey, during which Tom chats about how fulfilling his role in Watchmen turned out to be, and what it's like crafting so many versions of the same character. He also reveals he has an upcoming project in Toronto, that's set to start shooting as soon as lockdown is lifted. Tom's interview can be heard at about the 3:11:15 mark.

The second is withJon Brown at Express FM. They take a dive into Tom's experience playing 37 different clones in Watchmen, and talk again about the upcoming project, which turns out to be on the Apple TV platform. No word yet on the title of the show.

 

photo by Leon Bennett