‘Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal’ Wins Best Animated Series at the 2021 Emmy Awards

“Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal” won the 2021 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Series during Sunday afternoon’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremony.

This is the Adult Swim program’s first nomination for Best Animated Series and its first win.Tartakovsky, an animation veteran, last won the Best Animated Series Emmy in 2005 for “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” which also won in 2004 alongside another of the creator’s beloved programs, “Samurai Jack.” Previously, Tartakovsky earned four nominations in the category for “Dexter’s Laboratory” and three nods for “The Powerpuff Girls.” Overall, Tartakovsky has 14 nominations along with five wins.Heading into the Creative Arts Awards, “Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal” had won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation, which was bestowed by a jury in late August.

The Adult Swim animated series also won three trophies in the same category last year, when the full season wasn’t yet eligible for Best Animated Series.

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