‘Zucchini,’ ‘Revolting Rhymes’ Top 1st Annual Emile Awards

My Life as a Zucchini
My Life as a Zucchini

The inaugural European Animation Awards were held Friday in Lille, France, with more than 1,000 people in attendance to toast the finest work on the continent. Out of the 16 categories, the most Emile Awards went to Swiss-French stop-motion feature My Life as a Zucchini (Ma Vie de Courgette), which scored Best Feature/Director (Claude Barras), Writing (screenplay by Céline Sciamma) and Soundtrack (music by Sophie Hunger).

U.K. TV special Revolting Rhymes and meditative France-Belgium-Japan feature The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge) also did well, scoring two Emiles each. Revolting Rhymes took Best Program/Director (Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh) and Character Animation in the TV/Broadcast section. The Red Turtle was recognized for Best Character Animation and Storyboard in a Feature Film.

1st Annual Emile Awards Winners (nominees here).

Best​ ​Student​ ​Film
Merlot – Italy

Best​ ​Commissioned​ ​Film
The Last Job on Earth – United Kingdom

Best​ ​Animated​ ​Short​ ​Film
The Burden – Sweden

Best​ ​Background​ ​and​ ​Character​ ​Design​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Short​ ​Film​ ​Production
Peripheria – France

Best​ ​TV/Broadcast​ ​Production​ ​(Best​ ​Director)
Revolting Rhymes – United Kingdom

Best​ ​Background​ ​and​ ​Character​ ​Design​ ​in​ ​a​ ​TV/Broadcast​ ​Production
Ernest & Célestine – France, Belgium & Luxembourg

Best​ ​Character​ ​Animation​ ​in​ ​a​ ​TV/Broadcast​ ​Production
Revolting Rhymes – United Kingdom

Best​ ​Writing​ ​in​ ​a​ ​TV/Broadcast​ ​Production
The Amazing World of Gumball – United Kingdom

Best​ ​Storyboard​ ​in​ ​a​ ​TV/Broadcast​ ​Production
Shaun the Sheep (Season 5) – United Kingdom

Best​ ​Soundtrack​ ​in​ ​a​ ​TV/Broadcast​ ​Production
Lastman – France

Best​ ​Feature​ ​Film​ ​(Best​ ​Director)
My Life as a Zucchini – Switzerland & France

Best​ ​Background​ ​and​ ​Character​ ​Design​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Feature​ ​Film
Long Way North – France & Denmark

Best​ ​Character​ ​Animation​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Feature​ ​Film
The Red Turtle – France, Belgium & Japan

Best​ ​Writing​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Feature​ ​Film
My Life as a Zucchini – Switzerland & France

​Best​ ​Storyboard​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Feature​ ​Film
The Red Turtle – France, Belgium & Japan

Best​ ​Soundtrack​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Feature​ ​Film
My Life as a Zucchini – Switzerland & France

Merlot

Merlot

My Life as a Zucchini

My Life as a Zucchini

Revolting Rhymes

Revolting Rhymes

The Burden

The Burden

The Last Job on Earth

The Last Job on Earth

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle

2017 Emile Awards

2017 Emile Awards