League of Legends Hit Show Arcane Gets Nominated for Two Emmy Awards
Riot Games’ blockbuster TV show Arcane, which was based on the League of Legends universe, continues to collect laurels and award nominations. Arcane has been nominated for two Creative Arts Emmy Awards. On 12th July, the nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards were announced, recognizing new programs, talent, and a broad spectrum of innovative and compelling storytelling.
Ever since its release in November 2021, the animated TV show produced by Riot Games and Fortiche has been knocking it out of the park by bagging multiple awards and nominations. In March, Arcane secured : Writing, Animated Effects, Character Animation, Character Design, Production Design, Storyboarding, and Directing. Now, these two Emmy nominations will be another feather in the cap of Riot Games.
Arcane’s Emmy Award nominations
Arcane is going head-to-head with other fan favorites like Rick & Morty, The Simpsons, and What If. Season 1 of Arcane follows the storylines of sisters Vi and Jinx in nine episodes and the series has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. The nominations are in the categories of Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series and Animation.
Notably, Arcane’s sixth episode, “When These Walls Come Tumbling Down,” has been nominated in both categories. This episode was written by Alex Yee and beautifully captures the reunion of long-lost sisters Jinx and Vi. It also shows how Jayce tries to orchestrate the removal of Heimerdinger from the council after he tries to destroy the Hexcore developed by Jayce and Viktor.
In the Outstanding Animated Program category, Arcane is taking on other tough contenders like Bob's Burgers, Rick & Morty, The Simpsons, and What If. Meanwhile, for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series and Animation, Arcane is up against Ted Lasso, Cobra Kai, and Love, Death + Robots, among others.
In conversation with , Arcane’s Co-Creator and Executive Producer Christian Linke stated that the team was shocked by the nominations. He added that the six-year journey to Arcane would not have been possible without the 400+ professionals who worked on it and he also thanked Riot Games, Fortiche Production, Netflix, and the artists involved in the production of the show.
In June, Riot Games revealed that it will be treating its fans to Arcane-related content in the coming months. The company will be premiering a new series to showcase how the hit TV show came to life and how it was made. Riot already confirmed that the second season of Arcane is in the works but has not given a release date yet. Fans might find a little solace and tide over this unknown wait time by getting immersed in and by enjoying all the awards that their favorite show is stacking up.