F. Murray Abraham awarded Best Voiceover – Best Animation Character, while the film’s all-star cast, led by Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, awarded Outstanding Voiceover for a cast/ensemble, at the 6th annual Society of Voice Arts & Sciences event.
On Sunday, November 17, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World emerged as the big winner at the 6th annual VoiceArts Awards, presented by SOVAS (Society of Voice Arts & Sciences) at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California; the hit DreamWorks Animation film took home the two top awards for feature animation.
F. Murray Abraham was awarded Best Voiceover - Best Animation Character: Motion Picture. In a category dominated by Hidden World, the other nominees included Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler and Kristen Wiig.
In addition, the cast - Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Kit Harington, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill and Justin Rupple were awarded Outstanding Voiceover, Motion Picture Animation Cast/Ensemble. The other two films nominated were Toy Story 4 and Ralph Breaks the Internet (the SOVAS eligibility period is not based on calendar year).
The Voice Arts Awards is a global competition celebrating some of the world’s most brilliant media, where the voice is a key creative element. Voice Actors, Creative Directors, Producers, Marketing Executives, Copywriters, Audio Engineers, Casting Directors and Spoken Word Artists all have a voice in 80 categories including English and Spanish.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.