Chadwick Boseman, Keke Palmer among SOVAS noms

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The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS) announces the nominees for the 9th annual Voice Arts Awards Gala recognizing exceptional performances in voice acting and media production.

The awards are a global celebration of the industry’s best voice-over actors, including major categories in English, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and English-speaking Africa. They cover more than 100 categories ranging from voices for motion picture animation and TV commercials to audiobooks, spoken word, political ads, toys, and audio descriptions for the blind and low-vision community. 

“The Voice Arts Awards demonstrates the power of acknowledgment and diversity through inviting other countries, not as a ‘foreign’ addendum, but as equal artists of the world sharing in a creative platform,” says SOVAS Chairman and CEO Rudy Gaskins. 


Headliner nominees include Uzo Aduba, Stephanie Beatriz, H. Jon Benjamin, the late Chadwick Boseman, James Brolin, Mel Brooks, Rosalie Chiang, Chris Evans, Bill Hader, John Leguizamo, John Mulaney, Ruth Negga, Sandra Oh, Keke Palmer, Hayden Panettiere, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, Kristen Schaal, Peter Sohn, Taika Waititi, Julia Whelan, and Wilmer Valderrama. 

Every year at the gala, SOVAS honors three distinct voice actors for their work within the industry. Charlie Adler will be honored with the Voice Arts Lifetime Achievement Award. Sidney Clifton, Senior Vice President, Animation and Mixed Media of The Jim Henson Company will present to Adler. Wes Studi will be honored with the Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor.

Jennifer Hale will receive the Voice Arts Icon Award.  

This year’s awards ceremony will be held Sunday, December 18th at 4:00 PM at Warner Bros. in Burbank, CA. Voiceover talent from Hollywood and from around the world will be in attendance.  

For a complete list of categories and nominees, visit 2022 Nominees – Sovas.


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