LoL: Two nominations for Arcane in one of the most prestigious American award ceremonies

This week, the nominees for the 74th ceremony of Emmy Awards were revealed, a prestigious ceremony which annually rewards the best programs and the best professionals of American television. And in the middle of great series like Ted Lasso, Squid Game, Euphoria or Succession, we find the one that won our hearts last year: Arcane, the series inspired by the League of Legends universe.

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.

Recognition by the greatest

Arcane garnered a total of 2 Emmy Award nominations: “Best Animated Program of 2022” and “Best Sound Editing for a Series”. These two nominations relate to the same episode, the sixth titled When the empire crumbles. These are the first two Emmy nominations for Riot Games, recognition for the studio.

She will still have to face animation heavyweights like Love Death + Robots, Rick & Morty or The Simpsons to name but a few.

It’s hard to put into words what it means to be nominated alongside such a fantastic group of creators and projects. The six-year journey to Arcane wouldn’t have been possible without the more than 400 professionals who put their hearts into it: our colleagues at Riot and their incredible passion for these League of Legends characters, our friends at Fortiche and their animation top notch, our partners at Netflix and their support and faith in our story, the voice actors who have brought our characters to life in a multitude of languages, our fantastic writers, producers, outside vendors, musicians, sound and voice studios , and so many more…and of course, our League players who have invested in our world, our champions and our stories for years…all of this is, and always has been, for you.

Christian Linke, co-creator and executive producer of Arcane

We can be a little disappointed that the series is not nominated for the best original song for enemy, the theme song of Arcane. This title, composed and performed by Imagine Dragons and JID, was a huge success on streaming platforms, but also on the airwaves.

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 division between Zaun and Piltover is sealed, but it remains to be seen what will happen once the projectile launched by Jinx towards Jayce and the rest of the gratin has hit 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.

RDV on September 12 for the 74th edition of the Emmy Awardsbut above all to know whether or not Arcane will win one of these prestigious statuettes.

Riot Games hasn’t taken much advantage of new characters created in Arcane or Legends of Runeterra to flesh out League of Legends. A situation that was explained by one of the company’s most important developers.

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LoL: Two nominations for Arcane in one of the most prestigious American award ceremonies