Arcane, a series based on League of Legends, won four of the five categories in which it was nominated for an Emmy 2022. Among them, Best Animation for the episode “When the Walls Came Down”. As the awards have a total of 119 categories, the Emmy is divided into three nights. Arcane won at this Saturday’s awards.
Jinx Arcane Skin — Photo: Publicity/Riot Games
In addition to Best Animation, Arcane also won Best Art Direction with Julien Georgel for the episode “Feliz Dia do Progresso”, Best Set Design by Bruno Couchinho with the episode “When the Walls Crash” and Best Color Script for the episode “O Garoto Salvador” for Anne-Laure.
Arcane premiered the first season on November 6 of last year, with nine episodes in all, becoming a huge success since the premiere. A second season is already confirmed, but it won’t be in 2022, as announced by Riot.
In February, Arcane won nine categories at the Annie Awards, an award considered the Oscar of animation. The production won Best Screenplay, Best Voice Acting, Best Character Animation, Best TV Episode, Best Production Design, Best Storyboarding, Best Character Design, Best Direction, and Best Effects. With the nine trophies, Arcane won every category in which it competed, in addition to being the biggest winner of the night.
Arcane tells the origin story of several League of Legends characters: Vi, Jinx, Ekko, Caitlyn, Jayce, and Heimerdinger are some of the game’s champions that appear in the series. The script delves into the motivations of each of them, and especially how Jinx developed her insanity. The animation is available on Netflix.
Interview with Alex Yee and Christian Linke, creators of Arcane