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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 25, 2009

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Voicey Awards

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the 3rd Annual Voicey Awards, I'm your host, Stephanie Ciccarelli.

It is a privilege and my great pleasure to pay tribute to those whose work has been recognized this year. Voice overs are spoken word recordings performed by voice actors, perhaps better known to the world as unseen narrators, breathing life into every medium imaginable.

Thank you for joining me in experiencing this momentous event where we can come together in celebration.

Before I announce our finalists, I would like to acknowledge our judges, without whom this wouldn't be possible.

A very special thank you to 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. I'd also like to thank 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 last but certainly not least, much appreciation is expressed to voice actress and industry blogger Bobbin Beam.


Without further ado, the finalists in the category of Best New Voice are:

Michelle Ann Dunphy
James Clamp
Veronica March
Janice Downes
Matt Josdal

And the winner is Michelle Ann Dunphy! Congratulations Michelle!


The finalists in the category of Best Child Voice this year include:

Travis Mustang
Grace Taylor

And the winner of the Best Child Voice Award is Grace Taylor. Congratulations to you Grace! Keep up the good work!


This year, Sophie Neveu is in a category all to herself. It is my pleasure to announce that Sophie Neveu be awarded Best Teen Voice this year. Congratulations Sophie.


Seldom are voice artists seen, except that is, when promoting their services. Living proof that it's not only the voice that stands out, the finalists in the category of Best Personal Branding include:

Nickie Jurado
Julie Williams
Doug Turkel
Vicki Amorose
James Clamp

And the winner is Julie Williams! Congratulations to you Julie.


As this truly is a global celebration, I'd like to take a moment now to recognize our finalists for Best Foreign Voice, who are:

Roald Woods
Wuzhi Lu
Julie-Ann Dean
Janpa Serino
Claire Dodin

And the winner is Wuzhi Lu! Congratulations Wuzhi for your outstanding work in Mandarin Chinese voice over.


Voice over is often a lonely profession, but there come times where two artists or more collaborate to create unique performances. The finalists in the category of Best Voice Team are:

The Voice teams of:

Robert Jadah and Diane Havens
Ken Theriot and Lisa Theriot

And the winning Voice Team for 2009 is Robert Jadah and Diane Havens!


It is perhaps my greatest privilege to announce the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Voicey award. This category is very special to me, and this year, there were many wonderful people nominated, including:

Don Morrow
Richard Horvitz
Bill Kates
Rita Pardue
Arroe Collins

It is my great privilege to share that this year's Lifetime Achievement award belongs to the legendary Don Morrow.

Don, I can confidently say this on behalf of the entire voice over community:

Thank you for 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 for your colleagues and those to follow.

As we draw nearer to the end, two categories remain: Best Female Voice and Best Male Voice.


The finalists in the category of Best Female Voice are:

Wendy Brown
Teri Clark Linden
Amy Taylor
Vanessa Hart
Heather Halley

And the winner of the Best Female Voice award is Amy Taylor! Congratulations Amy!


To bring the program to a close, the finalists for Best Male Voice are:

Dave DeAndrea
Michael Richard Dobson
James Herron
Eric Gusky
Bill Painter

The winner of the Best Male Voice for 2009 is Dave DeAndrea!

Congratulations to Dave and to all of the Voicey award winners this year.

Thank you to all those who nominated voice talent and congratulations to all of the Voicey finalists. Thank you to our judges and also to the team at Voices.com for their help, support, and sponsorship.

Most sincerely,

Stephanie Ciccarelli

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    Congratulations to all the winners!!!

    Posted by:
    • Lin Parkin
    • March 25, 2009 11:18 AM

      I'm happy to see a number of familiar names along with a few new. Congratulations to all of our Finalists and Winners!

      Posted by:
      • Laurynda Pasma - Product Manager
      • March 25, 2009 11:29 AM

        Wow!! Major kudos to ALL of the winners!!! :)

        Posted by:
        • September Day Leach
        • March 25, 2009 11:54 AM

          Congrats to all the winners!!!!!

          Posted by:

            Congratulations on all your work and creativity!

            Posted by:

              Well done, everyone! Congratulations

              Posted by:

                Woohoo! Congratulations to everyone! Well deserved. :)

                Posted by:

                  Congratulations to all the winners and well done to all who were nominated.

                  It's a real honour to be associated to such an award and may the Voiceys grow from strength to strength!

                  Marc Chase
                  Voicey Award Finalist 2008
                  SaVoa Accredited Voiceover Artist #09001

                  Posted by:

                    Congratulations to all the winners!! Well done!! Glad to see some familiar names get awards!!:-)

                    Posted by:
                    • Adam Marcus
                    • March 25, 2009 5:08 PM

                      To all the finalists and winners- I'm proud to be associated with such phenomenal talent. I'm humbled and honored to receive this award. Every one of you is top notch! Viva la voiceover community! Viva voices.com!

                      Amy Taylor

                      Posted by:

                        Congrats to all of the winners! From what I see and hear, all very deserving!! :)

                        Posted by:

                          Congratulations to all the Voicey Award winners. Was an honour to be part of the finalists.


                          Posted by:

                            Congrats to all of the nominees and receipients! I'm sure that making those decisions was quite the daunting task.

                            Posted by:

                              Congratulations to all winners and nominees and thank you...for being living proof of what CAN happen...

                              Posted by:

                                I'm chuffed to bits to have been a finalist - congrats to the deserved winners. Its been fun to be part of the Voicey Awards 2009!


                                Posted by:

                                  I want to congratulate all of the Winners and Nominees! Your hard work and persistence has paid off.

                                  I would also like to send a special congrats to my friend & Mentor Don Morrow for winning the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. For those of you who have had the opportunity to meet or work with Don you know what an amazing Man he is. His passion to perform every day is met by his passion for teaching the art of Voiceover.

                                  Congrats friends!

                                  Posted by:

                                    Congratulations to a very talented group of nominees...and WINNERS!

                                    Posted by:
                                    • JC Haze
                                    • March 26, 2009 10:43 AM

                                      Congratulations to all noms and winners. And thank you for asking me to be a part of the judging "crew", Stephanie. It was a pleasure and an honor to help!

                                      Posted by:

                                        Thank you so much for the honored "Voicey" Award. That is a first for me because we have always been the "hidden" in our business. Really, only my late and great friend, DLF, made our entity known as a third, estimable profession, has anyone known who we are. The first two, in the opinion of many, being a Hollywood Star, followed by restaurateur. Believe me, Voiceover is safer.

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                                          • Rafael Lampshire
                                          • October 30, 2011 4:38 PM

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