James Earl Jones to be Honored at the Voice Arts Awards
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He's the voice of Darth Vadar and CNN, for a time he was spokesman for Bell Atlantic and later Verizon, he's also the voice of Mufasa in "The Lion King", among numerous other voice roles, and that's not even taking into account his numerous stage, TV, and film roles. He also happens to live in the Hudson Valley.
So it should come as no surprise that with his many talents, James Earl Jones will be honored with the Voice Icon Award this Sunday at The Society of Voice Arts & Sciences (SOVAS) 1st Annual 'Voice Arts Awards' at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.
The “Oscars for Voice”, the awards ceremony recognizes top tier voiceover artists from film, television, audiobooks, video games, and commercials. It’s the first awards program to honor A-list entertainers and voiceover artists in this billion-dollar industry. Among the esteemed nominees are Kate Winslet, Gretchen Mol, Katy Perry, John Hamm and Bobby Carnavale.
The life of Robin Williams will also be celebrated with a special tribute. The Society of Voice Arts & Sciences is a non-profit organizations and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Alzheimer's Research.