Fox's THE SIMPSONS Voiceover Star Nancy Cartwright to Receive Backstage Vanguard Award at Voice Arts

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Annual Voice Arts Awards honoring the best talent in the voiceover industry will be presenting the 2017 Backstage Vanguard Award to legendary voiceover artist and Emmy Award winner Nancy Cartwright. Nancy is best-known for being THE VOICE of Bart Simpson on FOX Network's long running show "The Simpsons." In addition to her voiceover work, Nancy founded and operates her own production company, Spotted Cow Entertainment. She is also an active supporter of non-profit organizations such as The Make a Wish Foundation, The Way to Happiness and The Citizen Commission on Human Rights. The Backstage Vanguard Award is presented during a special segment of the That's Voiceover! Career Expo 2017, and is sponsored by the non-profit Society of Voice Arts & Sciences (SOVAS). THE VOICE Arts awards feature nearly 100 categories across multiple genres. Previous award winners include, Jon Hamm, Kate Winslet, James Earl Jones, Katy Perry and Lena Dunham.

"We are thrilled to be presenting the Backstage Vanguard Award to Nancy. She is in a class of her own and we are privileged to have her here, in person, accepting this award. This year's That's Voiceover! , and Voice Arts Awards will feature some of the top names in entertainment," says Emmy Award-winning producer and SOVAS CEO, Rudy Gaskins.

That's Voiceover! Career Expo 2017 will be held at The Times Center, with THE VOICE Arts Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, November 5 th at Lincoln Center. GOOD MORNING AMERICA called THE VOICE Arts Awards, "The Oscars of voiceover acting."

In addition to Nancy, award winning actress Lily Tomlin will be in attendance this year to receive THE VOICE Arts Icon Award for lifetime achievement. THE VOICE Arts Awards also celebrates the power of THE VOICE to impart change in the world. The 2017 award ceremony will present the second annual Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor to acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor was awarded to President Barack Obama last year. This award has the full support of the Muhammad Ali Center and was created in consultation with Muhammad Ali, prior to his passing in 2016.

Visit WWW.SOVAS.ORG for entries in the craft categories and event ticket availability.

SOURCE Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS)

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