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Arcane sweeps the 49th Annie Awards with 9 wins including Best TV Series

General Timothy “Timaugustin” Augustin

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Netflix and League of Legends’ animated TV series Arcane has swept the Annie Awards with a total of nine trophies. 

Arcane came out of the 49th Annie Awards on top, winning every category it was nominated for to bring home a staggering total of nine Annie Awards. The Annie Awards are accolades presented anually by a branch of the International Animated Film Association, to recognise excellence in animation both in cinema and on television. 

Arcane won for Best Animation Effects, Character Design, Voice Acting (which Ella Purnell took home for playing Jinx), Directing and Best TV Series. For Best TV Series, Arcane went up against other 2021 favourites like Love, Death + Robots and Bob’s Burgers. The series also won awards for Best Writing, Production Design, Character Animation and Storyboarding. It picked up the Best Writing nod for its Season 1 Finale, The Monster You Created. 

The 2022 Annie Awards represent the start of Arcane’s awards season, so expect more wins and nominations to come for the series throughout the rest of this year. Netflix came out of the Annies with a lot of wins under its belt too, with both Arcane and its animated movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines dominating the event with wins. In total, the streaming service claimed wins for 20 out of 31 of the awards categories. 

To sum up, here are all the categories Arcane won awards for at the 49th Annie Awards:

  • Best TV/Media – General Audience (When These Walls Come Tumbling Down)
  • Best Character Animation – TV/Media (The Monster You Created)
  • Best Character Design – TV/Media (Some Mysteries Better Left Unsolved)
  • Best Direction – TV/Media (The Monster You Created)
  • Best Production Design – TV/Media (Happy Progress Day!)
  • Best Storyboarding – TV/Media (When These Walls Come Tumbling Down)
  • Best Voice Acting – TV/Media (Ella Purnell as Jinx in When These Walls Come Tumbling Down)
  • Best Writing – TV/Media (The Monster You Created)

Arcane Season 2 is currently in the works, but don’t expect it to arrive anytime in 2022. 

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Timothy “Timaugustin” Augustin
Tim loves movies, TV shows and videogames almost too much. Almost. Find Tim's (other) ramblings on Twitter at @Timhuntszombies if you'd like.

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