Norman McLaren/Evelyn Lambart Award-Best Scholarly Book in Animation

Inaugurated in 1995, this award, administered by the Society for Animation Studies, seeks to celebrate exceptional scholarship, published in book form, in the field of animation studies. In recognition of the growing critical mass of animation scholarship, the judging process was expanded to include Runners-Up in 2009. The award was bestowed on an ad-hoc basis between 1995 and 2009, but with the re-launch of the SAS website in 2016 the Society took the decision to mark this occasion by retrospectively bestowing the award for those years, in the awarding sequence, where no judging had been administered. The retrospective awards were decided by SAS member ballot conducted via the SAS mailing list. Retrospectively awarded winners are denoted with an asterisk. Full shortlists for each award can usually be found in the SAS Newsletter for the corresponding year.

 

2015 

Roe book      clements book

Winner – Annabelle Honess Roe: Animated Documentary (Palgrave)

Runner-Up – Jonathan Clements: Anime A History (BFI)

 

2013 

BOOK COVER esthetique du cinema d animation     Book Cover Demys Disney

Winner – Georges Sifianos: Esthétique du cinéma d’animation (Le Cerf)

Runner-Up – Chris Pallant: Demystifying Disney: A History of Disney Feature Animation (Continuum)

 

2011 

Book Cover le-langage-comique-de-tex-avery-dix-annees-de-creation-a-la-mgm-tea-9782296229228_0     Book Cover Anime

Winner – Pierre Floquet: Le langage comique de Tex Avery (L’Harmattan)

Runner-Up – Tze-yue G. Hu: Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building (Hong Kong University Press)

 

2009 

Furniss Bible Book     Cholodenko Illusion II      Floquet Cinema book

Winner – Maureen Furniss: The Animation Bible (Laurence King)

Joint Inaugural Runner-Up – Alan Cholodenko: The Illusion of Life II: More Essays on Animation (Power Publications)

and

Joint Inaugural Runner-Up – Pierre Floquet: CinémAnimationS (Charles Corlet)

 

2007 

Winner* – TBA [RETROSPECTIVE]

 

2005

Winner* – TBA [RETROSPECTIVE]

 

2003

Winner* – TBA [RETROSPECTIVE]

 

2001

Winner – Robin Allan: Walt Disney and Europe (John Libbey Publishing)

 

1999

Winner* – TBA [RETROSPECTIVE]

 

1997

Winner* – TBA [RETROSPECTIVE]

 

1995

Frierson Clay book

Inaugural Winner – Michael Frierson: Clay Animation:  American Highlights 1908 to the Present (Twayne Publishers)