HBO's Watchmen became the first comic-based story to win Best Limited Series at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20.

It was Watchmen's night as they swept through the Emmys like a whirlwind picking up a total of 11 Emmys plus the coveted Best Limited Series award. Among the 11 wins, Regina King was awarded Best Actress in a Limited Series, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in Limited Series. The Watchmen's wins also scored HBO honors as winning the most Emmys out of any of the networks or streaming services with 30 wins total.

Watchmen started the night with a total of 26 Emmy nominations (see "'Watchmen,' 'Mandalorian' Get Big Emmy Noms").