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HBO’s “Watchmen,” an adaptation of one of the most acclaimed graphic novels of all time, was ignored by the Golden Globe voters but not by the Emmys.

The dark superhero tale earned a leading 26 nominations, including for cinematography, costumes, original music, three for directing and three for editing.

Jeremy Irons and Regina King got lead actor nods, while Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Jovan Adepo, Jean Smart and Louis Gossett Jr. earned supporting nods. “Watchmen” was also nominated for outstanding limited series.

The show follows a group of masked vigilantes with no real superpowers and addresses race relations in a way that proved to be extremely timely.

Despite glowing reviews from critics, HBO’s adaptation proved to be divisive among some comic book fans. Some disdainful viewers were frustrated that showrunner Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” was too political.

Emmy Nominations

This image released by HBO shows Jeremy Irons in a scene from "Watchmen." Irons was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Colin Hutton/HBO via AP)

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