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Emmys 2020: Regina King wins Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for 'Watchmen'

Regina King played the lead role as Angela Abar and Sister Night on 'Watchmen' which has a historic number of Emmy nominations this year
UPDATED SEP 21, 2020
Regina King (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Regina King (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

The Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie has gone to Regina King for her role as Angela Abar/Sister Night on 'Watchmen', a series that was a live-action adaptation sequel of the famous graphic novel of the same name featuring a harsher, more realistic look at the series. This was the first 'Watchmen' win of the night, which made headlines for its historic 26 nominations.

Regina King received her award via delivery thanks to this year's socially distant awards ceremony that keeps the pandemic in mind. The award was presented by Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel. Regina King accepted the award from home and thanked David Lindelof in her speech, as well as her fellow cast and crew as well as HBO. She also reminded viewers to vote and gave a "Rest In Power" tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The other nominations for the award include:

Kerry Washington for her role as Mia Warren on 'Little Fires Everywhere', a dramatic miniseries about women of different socio-economic backgrounds. Kerry Washington plays a talented artist who works part-time as a waitress on the show.

Cate Blanchett for her role as Phyllis Schlafly on 'Mrs America', an FX show set in the 1970s about the political movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment and the unexpected backlash led by conservative activist Blanchett's character.

Phyllis Schlafly.Octavia Spencer for her role as Madame CJ Walker on 'Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam CJ Walker' based on the biography 'On Her Own Ground' based on the life of black hair care pioneer and mogul Madam CJ Walker.

Shira Haas for her role as Esther Shapiro on 'Unorthodox' about Esther "Esty" Shaprio, a 19-year-old Jewish woman who runs away from an unhappy marriage in New York to live with her estranged mother in Berlin.