Arcane becomes the first stream series to win an Emmy for Best Animated Program

The League of Legends-based animated series Arcane has won the Emmy for Best Animated Program at the Creative Arts ceremony.

The series defeated Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, The Simpsons and What if..? (via Deadline). It is the first-ever stream series to win an Animated Program Emmy. Creator Christian Linke accepted the award. “Thank you. This is a big deal for us as we were first making games. It’s great to see how the world has embraced our characters and stories. Thank you Netflix for always believing in us, Riot Games for working on the IP and everyone who was involved with the game for 12 years to make it as great as it is today,” he said in his speech.

Last year, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal won the Emmy. Previous winners included Rick and Morty (2018 and 2020), The Simpsons (2019), Bob’s Burgers (2017) and Archer (2017).

Arcane was released on Netflix on November 7, 2021. The animated series is based on League of Legends. Hailee Steinfield, Kevin Purnell and Kevin Alejandro, among others, play a role in the series, which is being made in collaboration with game developer Riot Games. A second season is currently being worked on.

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