Yahya Abdul-Mateen got his first Emmys Award ad the Best Supporting Actor in Watchman. He said, “Oh, man. Thank you so much for the Academy. I’m so excited right now. I want to say thank you first off to my mama and my daddy. Man, I’m surprised,”.
Watchmen is an American Superhero Drama based on the 1986 DC Comics series Watchmen. The series’ first episode came out on October 20th, 2019. the final episode came out on December 15th, 2019. The show got 8.1 out of ten on IMDb and 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. The series is on HBO. It is also available on Disney Hotstar. Some of the important cast members are Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Jonathan “Jon” Osterman / Doctor Manhattan was Yahya Abdul-Mateen.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen career and life in a nutshell:
Yahya Abdul-Mateen is an American actor and architect. David Kane / Black Manta in Aquaman in 2018 was one of his best performances. His break was the Netflix drama series, The Get Down from 2016 to 2017. Consequently, he played various roles in movies since 2017. His first movie was Crescendo in 2012. The actor was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father is a Muslim and his mother is a Christian. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. The studied architecture at the University of California. Later he did his Masters in Fine Arts in Yale School of Drama. Acting has always been his passion.
The actor said, “He did all that in the body of a Black man, and I’m so proud that I was able to walk into those shoes. So, I dedicate this award to all of the Black women in my life.”. He shares his viewpoint on the series. The show holds a lot of significance in terms of white domestic terrorism, police brutality and police corruption.