The prestigious Angoulême Awards for 2016, the ost prestigious awards in the comic industry and awarded each year at the Angoulême Comic Art Festival in France, have been announced, based on their Official List announced last year.
And there are some surprises, with two US winners – and one of them from Marvel Comics, the first time the publisher has ever won a prize at the festival.
The Gold Prize for Best Album was won by Here by Richard McGuire, originally published by Fantagraphics and published in France by Gallimard.
The Special Jury Prize went to Carnet de santé foireuse (Lousy health record) by Pozla and published by Delcourt.
Best Series went to Ms. Marvel Volume 1 by G Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (originally published by Marvel and published in France by Panini.
Revelation Award : Une étoile tranquille – Portrait sentimental de Primo Levi A quiet star – a sentimental portrait of Primo Levi) by Pietro Scarnera published by Rackham
Best Heritage Award: Vater Und Sohn (Father And Son) by E.O. Plauen/Erich Ohser published by Warum
Public Culture Award: Cher pays de notre enfance – Enquête sur les années de plomb de la Ve République (Dear country of our childhood – Survey of the years of the Fifth Republic) by Etienne Davodeau & Benoît Collombat (Futuropolis)
Best Crime : Tungstène (Tungsten) by Marcello Quintanilha published by Çà Et Là
Best Youth Comic : Le grand méchant renard (The Big Bad Fox) by Benjamin Renner published by Delcourt
While the fringe prize of The Couilles au Cul award went to Nadia Khiari, better known as Willis de Tunis from Tunisia, accompanied by a special wine vintage went.
And the Charlie Schlingo prize for for humor was given by Florence Cestac, former Grand Prix d'Angouleme winner and the late Schlingo's biographer, to The Three Pigs Reloaded.