One year after ‘Watchmen,’ the Black experience is again center stage at the Emmys

From "Lovecraft Country" to "Underground Railroad," Tuesday's nominations ensured Black stories will again play a major role at the Emmy Awards.

One Year After 'Watchmen,' The Black Experience Is Again Center Stage At The Emmys

Los Angeles Times – by Greg Braxton

2020 was a landmark year for the Emmys, as the television academy awarded top honors to HBO’s “Watchmen,” a limited series that mashed up fantastical science-fiction elements with hot-button issues, foremost among them America’s racist past — and present. The limited drama’s success at the Emmys dovetailed with the country’s furor over police brutality and the threat of white nationalist movements.

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