After sweeping the Annie Awards earlier this year, Arcane is back at it again, this time nominated for an Emmy Award. But the Netflix series has some stiff competition.
The 2022 Emmy Nominations are in and low and behold, who would have guessed that the hit Netflix series Arcane has been added to the list of nominees this year? Honestly, is anyone even surprised by the nomination? Arcane swept the world and is still being talked about months after the nine-episode first season aired.
So, who is facing off against Arcane in the "Outstanding Animated Program" category of the Emmys? Let's check out all the nominees of the animated category.
All Emmy "Outstanding Animated Program" Nominees
We all know that animation is usually looked down upon when it comes to award shows. The Oscars are a joke, merely picking whatever Pixar movie the judges have heard of before so having unique and brand-new animated shows and movies added to these is a big deal. Now it's just important that the judges actually watch and give the medium the respect it deserves.
But enough ranting it's time to check out the nominees of the 74th Emmy Awards.
- Bob's Burgers
- Rock and Morty
- The Simpsons
- What If...?
Looking at the official Emmy Awards page it is a bit discerning to see that neither Arcane nor What If...? don't even have any images. While Bob's Burgers, Rick and Morty and The Simpsons have been nominated before both Arcane and What If...? are first timers at the Emmys.
Will Arcane Win An Emmy Award?
Whether Arcane is going to win an Emmy has not been decided yet, but the chances are looking pretty good judging by award history for the Fortiche animation team. They cleaned up at the Annie Awards earlier this year, having been nominated for nine awards and taking them all home.
Arcane has brought something new to animation, showing that other animation styles can also be popular and will work. Thus far, traditional animation styles have dominated the spectrum, with Arcane stepping out of the box, so we do think that the show has what it takes to win an Emmy... but we here at EarlyGame are pretty biased.
Other Animation Emmy Nominations
The Emmys also has an "Outstanding Short Form Animated Program" category where multiple other animated shows are being honored for their story telling in short form. Netflix's Love Death + Robots is one of the nominated in this category.
Outstanding Short Form Animated Program Nominees
- Love Death + Robots
- Robot Chicken
- Star Wars: Visions
- The Boys: Diabolical
- When Billie Met Lisa
Will you be following the Emmys this year or are you as done with awards shows as we are? It seems like animation is still getting the short end of the stick when it comes to awards, but hopefully more successful shows like Arcane will put the medium on the map and show that it isn't 'just for children'.