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The 2nd Emile Awards Announce Winners

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The 2nd annual European Animation Awards have revealed the winners of the 2018 edition at a ceremony at Le Nouveau Siècle in Lille, France.

Of the 18 awards presented the big winners of the evening were The Breadwinner and The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe who both scooped 4 awards each.

The EAA’s or Émile Awards as they are named in honour of animation pioneers Émile Cohl and Émile Reynaud award individuals for their achievements in animated filmmaking, celebrating categories such as design and audio, alongside the more traditional directing awards. The awards also present the Lotte Reiniger Lifetime Achievement Award which this year was presented to Claire Kitson. As well as being a producer, writer and researcher Kitson was instrumental in creating a golden age of British Short Animation when she became the first commissioner of Animated film for Channel Four from 1989 to 1999, launching the career of many of short animations best known names. Watch a confetti covered Kitson react to receiving her deserving award below.

The majority of the awards are voted for by members. You can become a member via the website here. You can also follow the awards on Facebook where you can see more reaction videos like the one above and on Twitter.

The 2018 Winners are:

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN A STUDENT FILM
Anna Mantzaris
Enough
United Kingdom

BEST DIRECTION IN AN ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels
This Magnificent Cake!
Belgium, France, Netherlands

BEST BACKGROUND & CHARACTER DESIGN IN AN ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Gilles Cuvelier
Fool Time Job
France

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN A COMMISSIONED FILM
Magnus Igland Møller
A most precise and nuanced look into the life of the man, legend and visionary – Martin Luther
Denmark

BEST DIRECTION IN A TV / BROADCAST PRODUCTION
Christian Bøving-Andersen, Eva Lee Wallberg
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe
Denmark

BEST WRITING IN A TV / BROADCAST PRODUCTION
Kim Fupz Aakeson, Ida Mule Scott
Vitello-Vitello Gets a Yucky Girlfriend
Denmark

BEST STORYBOARD IN A TV / BROADCAST PRODUCTION
Kenneth Ladekjær, Eva Lee Wallberg
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe
Denmark

BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION IN A TV / BROADCAST PRODUCTION
Tina Lykke Thorn, Henrik Sønniksen, Mikkel Vedel & Eva Lee Wallberg
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Denmark

BEST BACKGROUND & CHARACTER DESIGN IN A TV / BROADCAST PRODUCTION
Mikkel Sommer, Birk Von Brockdorff
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe
Denmark

BEST SOUNDTRACK IN A TV / BROADCAST PRODUCTION
Yan Volsy, Pablo Pico
A Man is Dead
France

BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A TV / BROADCAST PRODUCTION
Célia Sayaphoum
Athleticus – Middle-distance running
France

BEST DIRECTION IN A FEATURE FILM
Nora Twomey
The Breadwinner
Ireland, Luxembourg, Canada

BEST WRITING IN A FEATURE FILM
Denis Do & Magali Pouzol
Funan
France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia

BEST STORYBOARD IN A FEATURE FILM
Giovanna Ferrari, Julien Regnard, Stuart Shankly
The Breadwinner
Ireland, Luxembourg, Canada

BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION IN A FEATURE FILM
Fabian Erlinghäuser, John Walsh, Lorraine Lordan, Jeremy Purcell, Viktor Ens, Nicolas Debray, Geoff King & Emmanuel Asquier-Brassart
The Breadwinner

Ireland, Luxembourg, Canada

BEST BACKGROUND & CHARACTER DESIGN IN A FEATURE FILM
Ciaran Duffy, Reza Riaihi (art directors), Sandra Andersen (character designer)
The Breadwinner

Ireland, Luxembourg, Canada

BEST SOUNDTRACK IN A FEATURE FILM
Mikel Salas
Another Day of Life

Poland, Spain, Belgium, Germany

BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A FEATURE FILM
Nicolas Leroy, Michel Schillings, Nicolas Tran Trong
Funan

France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia

The European Animation Awards will return in 2019

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