It’s award season, and HBO’s smash hit, Watchmen just earned its first major prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards.
Variety reports that Nicole Kassell took home the award for the dramatic series category, beating out her follow Watchmen director, Stephen Williams. Kassell won for “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice,” the first episode of the season.
Williams was nominated for the episode, “This Extraordinary Being,” the season’s sixth episode. Other nominees included Game of Thrones directors David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik for “The Last of the Starks” and “The Long Night” respectively. HBO’s Succession scored the final nomination in the category for Mark Mylod’s episode, “This Is Not For Tears.”
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Lindelof’s Watchmen has earned plenty of praise from critics and audiences alike, though it was recently announced that the show would not return for a second season.
Developed by Damon Lindelof, HBO’s Watchmen stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Jean Smart, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, James Wolk, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon.