The shows won the Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Short Form Animated Program nominations, respectively.
During the Creative Arts Emmys presentation, which took place on September 3-4 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, two magnificent shows from Netflix managed to secure the win in their categories, overcoming such contenders as Rick and Morty, The Simpsons, Robot Chicken, and Star Wars: Vision. Said shows are Riot Games/Fortiche Productions' Arcane and Blur Studio/Alberto Mielgo's Jibaro, an episode made for the Love, Death+Robots TV series.
Arcane and Jibaro won the Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Short Form Animated Program nominations, respectively, with Arcane becoming the first streaming series to win an Emmy in this category and Alberto Mielgo setting a new record by winning an Emmy a few months after winning the Oscar for The Windshield Wiper short film.
What's more, the two shows also won four total additional Emmys for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation, with Arcane's Color Script Artist Anne-Laure To, Art Director Julien Georgel, and Background Designer Bruno Couchinho each securing a trophy, and Alberto Mielgo getting one as well for the outstanding character designs made for Jibaro.
"Honored doesn't even begin to describe how we feel about winning the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program," commented the Arcane team on their win. "Thank you to our incredible team at Riot Games and Fortiche, the Television Academy, and the greatest fans (yes, you) for making this possible."
"These awards belong to lots of us: Netflix and the Blur Studio and Love, Death+Robots because they gave so much creative freedom to do this hell of a film," stated Jibaro's Director Alberto Mielgo. "Dear and essential Sergio Jimenez, Head of the Pinkman Studio, and all our mega huge team of 173 heads, artists, dancers, actors, and producers who sweat countless hours and effort. Congrats to all of us."
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