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‘Zucchini,’ ‘Revolting Tales’ Top First Emile Awards Winners

European Animation Awards association gave out its inaugural awards in 16 categories spanning short films, television and features, Dec. 8 in Lille, France.

‘My Life as a Zucchini’ won the first Emile Award for best animated feature film.

The animated feature My Life as a Zucchini and the TV series Revolting Tales came out on top as the European Animation Awards announced Dec. 8 the winners of the first Emile Awards for achievement in animation in European productions.

My Life as a Zucchini won three honors in the feature category, including best feature, best writing and best soundtrack. The Red Turtle won two awards: best storyboard and best character animation.

In television categories, Revolting Tales won for best production and best character animation.

Winners were announced in 16 categories at the ceremony, held at Le Nouveau Siècle, in Lille, France.

The full list of winners:

Best Student Film

  • Merlot - Italy

Best Commissioned Film

  • The Last Job on Earth - United Kingdom

Best Animated Short Film

  • Min Börda/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 and 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)

  • Ma vie de Courgette/My Life as a Zucchini – Switzerland and France

Best Background and Character Design in a Feature Film

  • Tout en Haut du Monde/Long Way North - France and Denmark

Best Character Animation in a Feature Film

  • La Tortue Rouge/The Red Turtle - France, Belgium and Japan

Best Writing in a Feature Film

  • Ma Vie de Courgette/My Life as a Zucchini - Switzerland and France

Best Storyboard in a Feature Film

  • La Tortue Rouge/The Red Turtle - France, Belgium and Japan

Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film

  • Ma Vie de Courgette/My Life as a Zucchini - Switzerland and France

Source: European Animation Awards

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