With award for ‘Watchmen,’ Regina King ties record for most acting Emmys won by a Black performer

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Regina King attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on Feb. 9, 2020 in Hollywood. (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Regina King attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on Feb. 9, 2020 in Hollywood. (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

“Watchmen’s” Regina King made history at the 72nd Emmy Awards Sunday.

King’s win for lead actress in a limited series or movie for her portrayal of Angela Abar (a.k.a. Sister Night) in the HBO superhero drama is her fourth career Emmy. This ties the record held by Alfre Woodard for most acting Emmys won by a Black performer.

Created by David Lindelof, “Watchmen” is based on the acclaimed comic book series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons but is not a direct adaptation. It is more like a sequel that follows new characters such as King’s Sister Night.

This “allowed me to tap into all those things I think are just wonderful about being a Black woman,” King previously told The Times. “[T]he blueprint that was the inspiration for Angela was probably every Black woman that ever was.”

Read the full story at LATimes.com.

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