HBO does it again, this time with its miniseries Chernobyl. It took home the outstanding limited series award at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22nd, 2019.
The show beat out Escape at Dannemora, Fosse/Verdon, Sharp Objects, and When They See Us to win. The five-part miniseries follows the people involved in the infamous 1986 nuclear power plant explosion in Ukraine and the event’s disastrous aftermath.
During his acceptance speech, show creator Craig Mazin spoke about how the show would help remind people of “the value of the truth.”
“I hope that in some small way our show has helped remind people of the value of the truth and the danger of the lie,” said Mazin. “I’d like to think we can make stories be known permanently and that’s a remarkable power and responsibility for us all.”
The series was also nominated in five other categories and won best writing for a limited series and best directing for a limited series.
It debuted on May 6th and finished on June 3rd. It became IMDB’s top-ranked TV show of all-time on June 5th.