BBC has adapted Roald Dahl’s classic Revolting Rhymes into a series of gorgeous animated shorts, which have been nominated for an Oscar. They also previously won top honours at Europe’s first animation awards:
The awards, called the Emiles, aspire to honor the diverse range of commercial and independent filmmaking currently being produced across Europe. Awards were handed out in 16 different categories, as well as a lifetime achievement award that was presented to Richard Williams (The Thief and the Cobbler, Who Framed Roger Rabbit).
On the feature side, the winners were led by the Swiss/French feature My Life as a Zucchini, which won the top prize for best feature film, in addition to honors for its script and soundtrack. Its three awards were the most for any project this evening.
Michael Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle picked up two honors for character animation and storyboard, while Rémi Chayé’s Long Way North was recognized for its background and character design.
In the broadcast categories, the two-part tv special Revolting Rhymes, currently shortlisted for Oscar nomination consideration, earned the main prize for best tv/broadcast production, in addition to an award for best character animation. Though it is officially listed as a U.K. production, the special was animated at studios in Berlin, Germany and Cape Town, South Africa.