Lily Tomlin, Ken Burns & More Join Voice Arts Awards Gala

Annual Voice Arts® Awards honoring the best talent in the voiceover industry will be back in NYC this year. GOOD MORNING AMERICA called THE VOICE Arts® Awards, "The Oscars of voiceover acting." The annual event takes place the last night of That's Voiceover!™ Career Expo 2017, and is sponsored by the non-profit Society of Voice Arts & Sciences (SOVAS™). The awards feature nearly 100 categories across multiple genres. Previous award winners include, Jon Hamm, Kate Winslet, James Earl Jones, Katy Perry, and Lena Dunham. "The entrants for this year's competition truly represent the best in the industry and some of the top names in entertainment.

Current sponsors are Backstage Magazine, Sennheiser, PBS, and OVATION TV, but we are currently sourcing additional partnerships for 2017, to continue raising the bar on the level of content, glamour, and excitement in celebration of the award winners and attendees," says Emmy® Award-winning producer and SOVAS™ CEO, Rudy Gaskins. The international competition culminates with the awards gala on November 5th in New York, at The Times Center, where TV and movie executives, actors, and voiceover actors, meet and celebrate accomplishments in the industry.

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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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