The popular Adult Swim comedy Rick and Morty, was awarded an Emmy for an outstanding animated program last night. It was the second time the show was the recipient of this particular award, one of the most prestigious of its kind, at least in the West. The first Emmy was awarded in 2018 for its 3rd season, and the second was awarded for the show’s 4th season.
After comedian Wanda Sykes named Rick and Morty the recipient of the outstanding animated program award at the virtual Creative Arts Emmys, Dan Harmon, the show’s co-creator, thanked the entire Rick and Morty team, including the voice actors, the writers, and the editors of the show via a pre-taped recording. The show is about the adventures of Rick, a rowdy scientist grandfather, and Morty, his grandson.
Rick and Morty has received a lot of acclaim, besting other popular animated series, such as The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Big Mouth, and BoJack Horseman, a Netflix exclusive. While BoJack Horseman has received several nominations in the outstanding animated program category, the dark comedy, by Will Arnett, recently came to a close with its 6th season. Despite being nominated, the animated series ended without ever being awarded a coveted Emmy.
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