The third time was the charm.
Netflix has finally taken home the Best Animated Program Emmy, and Arcane was the recipient of the honor during the Creative Arts gala. It’s the first time the award has gone to a streaming program.
In the fiercely fought category, it triumphed over Rick and Morty, Chadwick Boseman-voiced What If?, The Simpsons, and Bob’s Burgers.
In the past, Netflix’s Big Mouth and BoJack Horseman were other candidates for streaming audiences.
The video game series League of Legends premiered in November and was quickly renewed for a second season. The series, which stars Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell, and Katie Leung, is set in the utopian society of Piltover and the persecuted underground of Zaun in League of Legends.
Fortiche Productions’ animated series chronicles the beginnings of famous League champions Jinx and Vi as they strive to reconcile. Overcoming the Arcane realm is an evil power that causes bloodshed and turmoil and threatens to separate the sisters.
JB Blanc, Kevin Alejandro, Jason Spisak, Toks Olagundoye, Katie Leung, and Harry Lloyd all lend their voices to the series.
In contrast to Big Mouth, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and South Park, Adult Swim’s cartoon series Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal earned Best Animated Program for the second half of season one last year.
Rick and Morty won in 2020 and 2018, The Simpsons won in 2019, Bob’s Burgers won in 2017, and Archer won in 2017.