BYU students win at 'student Emmys'

Defective shirts and lovesick armadillos helped BYU students scoop up a handful of awards this weekend, including a 10th "student Emmy" for the university's Center for Animation.

The animated film "X-ing" (Crossing), won third place for its story of the plight of Stubbs the armadillo. Stubbs must decide whether he should stay true to his recent-roadkilled love Delhia, or move onto the new, cute armadillo named Roxy.

The school also won two student Emmys for a live-action film, "Inspector 42," produced by BYU Theater and Media Arts students. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation honored the film with awards for best drama and best director.

"This is an exciting time for BYU's film program," said Jeff Parkin, faculty mentor and the film's executive producer. "The caliber of the students we have is excellent, the kind of stories they want to tell are excellent and the quality of the production value that they're interested in creating is very strong."

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