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05-27-2011, 04:14 PM #1
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- May 2009
The Eagle Awards - Results And Dave Gibbons\' Acceptance Speech
Dave Gibbons speech for accepting the Eagle Award Roll Of Honour 2011
Held at the MCM London Expo, one of the oldest comics awards had its 2011 event, with Futurama's Billy West hosting. And here's how it all went down.
Favourite Newcomer Writer - Paul Cornell
Favourite Newcomer Artist - Sara Pichelli
Favourite Writer - Grant Morrison
Favourite Writer/Artist - Mike Mignola
Favourite Penciler- J.H. Williams III
Favourite Inker - Mike Mignola
Favourite Filly Painted Artist - J. H. Williams III
Favourite Colourist - Dave Stewart
Favourite Letterer - Richard Starkings
Favourite Editor - Matt Smith
Favourite Publisher - DC Comics/Vertigo/Wildstorm
Favourite American Comic Book (Colour) - Batman and Robin
Favourite American Comic Book (Black and White) - The Walking Dead
Favourite British Comic Book (Colour) - 2000AD
Favourite British Comic Book (Black and White) - Commando
Favourite New Comic Book - Daytripper
Favourite Manga - Fullmetal Alchemist
Favourite European Comic Book - Blacksad
Favourite Web-Based Comic - Axe Cop
Favourite Reprint Compilation - Absolute All-Star Superman
Favourite Single Story - Daytripper #8
Favourite Continued Story - The Walking Dead
Favourite Cover - Batwoman #0 by J.H. Williams III
Favourite Original Graphic Novel - Scott Pilgrim vol. 6
Favourite Comics-Related Book - 75 Years Of DC Comics by Paul Levitz
Favourite Comics Related Movie Or TV Show - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Favourite Magazine About Comics - Wizard
Favourite Comic Book Related Website - Comic Book Resources
More shots from the evening...
05-27-2011, 04:27 PM #2
I was one of about 4 non-creator audience members, and the show was a bit strange. Billy West felt very out of place, struggling with such a small number of people in such a big, empty room. There seemed to be some huge errors in the slideshow of the nominees, from mispelling Greg Rucka as 'Gregg Rucker' to presenting what looked like Jay Anacleto's art for Marvels: Eye of The Camera for Alex Ross's nomination. And, thanks to the unique way that the Eagles are voted for, Bryan Lee O'Malley was nominated for Favourite Newcomer Writer, Favourite Newcomer Artist, and Roll of Honour all in the same ceremony.
I wish the Eagles would get their act together a little more with publicising the ceremony. That room really needed to be at least half full, yet information about tickets was so ridiculously vague/limited/non-existent that it wasn't until about 40 minutes before the ceremony that I knew for sure that I could attend, even though it was one of my objectives for the day.
Still, it was great to see some projects, like Axe Cop, get the support of the community, Frank Quitely and Frazer Irving accepting awards for their great collaborations with Grant Morrison, and Dave Gibbons get the Roll of Honour award.
05-27-2011, 05:28 PM #3
05-27-2011, 07:23 PM #4
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- May 2010
Why is there so much Budweiser there? I thought you guys had good beer in England.
05-27-2011, 08:50 PM #5
We do have amazing beer in England, but it just so happens that those people up there drinking Budweiser are not drinking beer.
Oooh, also, here's what I voted for:
05-27-2011, 09:24 PM #6
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- Jan 2010
I was at the Paul Cornell panel at Phoenix Comicon, minutes after he found out he won for best newcomer. "After 21 years in the business, I win the best newcomer award," was his response.
His panel was an abslolute joy.
05-28-2011, 12:37 AM #7
I was in the expo, and when they played the announcement to throw all the punters out, they had a disclaimer saying you could stay if you were going to attend the Eagles.
As a side-note, at the October awards, a reliable source, a nominee for the best comic-related website, had informed me that entry to the Eagles was going to set me back fifty quid. I guess that rumour came with a red light!
05-28-2011, 09:02 AM #8
I would like to see the Eagles vetting some of those nominations, as Paul Cornell and Bryan O'Malley being up for Favourite Newcomer Writer is just silly. It also means the award doesn't work to help boost the profile of new talent coming into the industry.
05-28-2011, 11:20 AM #9
05-28-2011, 12:09 PM #10