Arcane, a Netflix original series, is the first streaming series to be recognised for an Outstanding Animation Emmy. 

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Big Mouth and BoJack Horseman were nominated in the past, but neither won; this is the first time a Netflix show has ever won the award. As a result, the victory is significant for Netflix.  

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The Simpsons, What If…?, Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers, and other animated series competed for this year’s Outstanding Animation Emmy.  

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Three of them are recent winners and category regulars, including Bob’s Burgers in 2017, The Simpsons in 2019, and Rick and Morty in 2020 and 2018. 

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The iconic video game franchise League of Legends served as the inspiration for the series, which debuted in November 2021.  

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Since then, it has grown to be one of Netflix’s biggest successes to date and currently boasts the exceptional RottenTomatoes score of 100%. 

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In the twin cities of Piltover and Zaun, where they are divided and later reunited, Jinx and Vi’s origin story is explored as they engage in combat on opposing sides of a conflict between technological paradise and dystopia.  

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In addition to Steinfeld, Ella Purnell, Katie Leung, Kevin Alejandro, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and others, the series was produced in collaboration with Riot Games.

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The victory follows Netflix’s announcement that Season 2 is already in production and will premiere sometime in 2023. 

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In the documentary series, the Arcane creators provide a close-up look at what it’s like to work there and explain how the series pcame to be one of the most well-liked and widely-discussed of 2021. 

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