If the 74th ceremony of the Emmy Awards, a prestigious ceremony which rewards each year the best programs and the best professionals of American television, will officially take place on September 13, the first awards have already been distributed. Arcane, the series inspired by the League of Legends universe, was nominated in 5 categories and the show from Riot Games and the French studio Fortiche hit hard.
Not a grand scheme but almost
Arcane garnered a total of 5 Emmy Award nominations: “Best Animated Program of 2022” and “Best Sound Editing for a Series” for the sixth episode of Season 1 titled When the Empire Crumbles. In parallel, three other individual appointments to employees working on the series were also to be added:
- Anne-Laure To, Color Script Artist for her work on Le Petit Sauveur (episode n°7)
- Julien Georgel, Artistic Director for his work on Joyeuse fête du Progrès! (episode 4)
- Bruno Couchinho, background designer and his work on When the Empire Crumbles (episode n°6)
The three therefore won the famous award, and Above all, Arcane was crowned Best animated program of 2022, a first for a streaming series which, moreover, had to face animation behemoths like Love Death + Robots, Rick & Morty or The Simpsons to name but a few.
“The word honored isn’t even enough to describe how we feel about winning the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. Thank you to our amazing team at Riot Games and Fortiche, the Emmy Academy, and the biggest fans (yes, you) for making this possible.”
Waiting for a second season
Although confirmed for several months, we don’t know much about the second season of Arcane. The end of the first clearly shows
that the rift between Zaun and Piltover is sealed, but it remains to be seen what will happen once the projectile launched by Jinx at Jayce and the rest of the roosters hits the mark.
Riot Games keeps us in suspense, and we will have to wait until 2023 to finally know the rest. And we hope that one thing, that the sequel is up to the first season.
Arcane was one of the big shows of the last year, becoming one of the most watched on Netflix, as well as one of the most discussed in general on social media. Riot Games and Fortiche’s animated series won over critics and audiences alike with characters like Powder (aka Jinx), Vi, Caitlyn, and Jayce, as well as a novel visual style and narrative treatment compared to classic adaptations video games on screen.
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LoL: Full box at the Emmy Awards for Arcane