Barack Obama, Arcane & Adele Grabs Their First Emmy Awards

The Creative Emmy Awards has its own impact on the entertainment industry. The weekend became the big night for various artists and some made history with the win.

For those who are not aware of the Creative Emmy Awards, which honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality, and documentary categories.

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The ceremony was held for two days Saturday and Sunday. The first night saw big wins for Peter Jackson’s The Beatles:

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Get Back docuseries, the Adele One Night Only variety special, and the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, landing musicians Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Adele, and Eminem their first Emmy wins.

Barack Obama won Emmy Awards

Not only that, Adele was so overwhelmed with her first Emmy win she posted a heartfelt note on her Instagram. “Bloody hell I’m pleased as punch! Thank you @mrbenwinston for dropping this round to me this afternoon! Trust me to officially have an EGO,” she quipped and added a laughing emoticon.

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Additionally, Barack Obama became the very first U.S president to win a competitive Emmy as Outstanding Narrator for Netflix’s Our Great National Parks.

Along with him, RuPaul made history once again, extending his Emmys streak as the most-winning Black artist ever with a record seventh consecutive win for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.

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Last year, Prime Time Emmy awards were held and unexpected winners were announced that made everyone shock.

Netflix finally grabbed an Emmy award

Netflix produced some of the greatest animated movies and series but has never won any major award up till now. It marks the first time ever a streaming platform exclusive won an Emmy award.

In recent years, there’s a huge competition when it comes to animated series, Arcane has undoubtedly beaten Marvel’s What if and other shows such as Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and Rick and Morty to the punch.

Previously, Netflix’s animated shows, such as Big Mouth and BoJack Horseman, nominated for the award.

Arcane co-creator Christian Linke picked up the award during the ceremony and is quoted via Deadline saying: “Thank you for this. It’s a big deal for us as we come from video games. It’s been amazing to see the world embrace our characters.”

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