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Jess Espanola

Jess Española
AKA Jesus Española

  • 1st Filipino to receive an Emmy Award (2008)
  • 1st Filipino animator to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour) given by the Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences for his work on "The Simpsons - Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" in the 60th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Award (2008)

"For all the years I have been in this field I have this kind of view that I'm only a worker in the animation industry. Now, because of the Emmy Award, besides being the first Filipino animator to be given the highest honor, my point of view has changed. I have this kind of feeling, oh now I'm really in the mainstream of the film entertainment industry in my career."


FilAm is first Emmy recipient in animation
Filipino animator gets Emmy
Kapampangan bags Emmy trophy

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?