The 5th annual Voice Arts Awards celebrating the best talent in the voiceover industry will honor Sigourney Weaver, Rosario Dawson and CNN’s Van Jones in Burbank in November, organizers announced Thursday.
Good Morning America called the Voice Arts Awards “The Oscars of voiceover acting.” The annual event is sponsored by the nonprofit Society of Voice Arts & Sciences (SOVAS). The awards feature nearly 75 categories across multiple genres.
Previous winners include Jon Hamm, James Earl Jones, Kerry Washington, Kate Winslet, Lily Tomlin, Katy Perry, and Lena Dunham.
“The entrants for this year’s competition represent the best in the industry and some of the top names in entertainment,” said Emmy Award-winning producer and SOVAS CEO Rudy Gaskins.
The awards will be presented Nov. 18 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.
Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver will be in attendance this year to receive the Voice Arts Icon Award for Arts and Humanities. The Voice Arts Awards also celebrates the power of the voice to impart social responsibility in the world.
The 2018 award ceremony will present actress Rosario Dawson with the Environmental Voice Arts Award for her continued efforts to use her voice to promote the protection and betterment of our environment, according to a statement. The inaugural winner of this award was Erin Brokovich.
This year’s recipient of the Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor is author, activist, and CNN host Van Jones. The Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor has previously been awarded to President Barack Obama and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The award was created in consultation with Muhammad Ali prior to his death in 2016.
SOVAS.ORG should have information about ticket availability.