After releasing to critical acclaim back in November, the League of Legends animated series Arcane received two Emmy Award nominations under the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards category.
Specifically, Arcane received a nomination for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation. For the first award, Arcane will be up against What If…?, Bob’s Burgers, Rick & Morty, and The Simpsons.
The winners of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be announced this September.
As for the series, Arcane is an animated adaptation of Riot’s hit video game League of Legends. The series is animated by Fortiche Productions and features a cast of characters from the game, including Jinx, Vi, Caitlyn, Jayce, Viktor, and more.
Its premise is described by Netflix as:
“Arcane dives into the delicate balance between the rich city of Piltover and the seedy underbelly of Zaun. Tensions between these city-states boil over with the creation of hextech — a way for any person to control magical energy – in Piltover; and in Zaun, a new drug called shimmer transforms humans into monsters. The rivalry between the cities splits families and friends as Arcane brings life to the relationships that shape some of League of Legends’ famous champions including Vi, Jinx, Caitlyn, Jayce and Viktor. Based on the world behind the game League of Legends, the animated event series features a complex world filled with moral decisions, breathtaking animation and suspenseful storytelling.”