Toronto – Voice actors around the world are taking note of news hot off the press, released on Voices.com’s blog, through an article indicating who the winners are of the industry’s coveted Voicey Awards. Voice overs are spoken word recordings performed by voice actors, perhaps better known to the world as unseen narrators, breathing life into every digital medium imaginable. The Voicey Awards pay tribute to works and contributions made over the year by individual and collaborating voice talent.
Winners of the 3rd Annual Voicey Awards include:
Best Male Voice: Dave DeAndrea
Best Female Voice: Amy Taylor
Best New Voice: Michelle Ann Dunphy
Best Foreign Voice: Wuzhi Lu
Best Child Voice: Grace Taylor
Best Teen Voice: Sophie Neveu
Best Voice Team: Robert Jadah and Diane Havens
Best Personal Branding: Julie Williams
Lifetime Achievement: Don Morrow
On behalf of the voice over community, Voices.com would like to extend a hearty thank you to the Voicey Award judges, including Randy Thomas, the first woman to announce the Academy Awards, the voice of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, and co-author of “Voice For Hire”; thank you to Paul Russell, a New York City casting director and the author of “Acting: Make It Your Business”; gratitude is also bestowed upon Billy Serow from Abrams Artists Agency in New York; thank you to Melissa Disney, the singing voice of Snow White and female movie trailer voice over pioneer; Kathleen Herles, the original voice of Dora the Explorer, British voiceover coach and talent Gary Terzza, Mitch Joel, president of Twist Image and author of the Six Pixels of Separation blog and podcast; and much appreciation is expressed to voice actress and industry blogger Bobbin Beam.
Of special note is Lifetime Achievement winner, living voice over legend, Don Morrow, recognized for his over 50 years of service, for inspiring the world to believe in the magic of motion pictures, for blazing a trail alongside the late Don LaFontaine, and for opening up a world of possibilities to his colleagues and those who will follow in his footsteps.