Voice Over Community Petitioning the Oscars
London, ON | April 04, 2011
Today the voice over community bands together lobbying for their industry to be recognized at the Oscars.
Currently the Academy recognizes just four acting awards. Animated films are eligible for the Best Picture and Animated Feature Film categories but there is no category to honour the voice actors in these films.
Voices initiated the idea for a change to the Oscars program on their Facebook Group. When the company asked if talent were willing to not only talk the talk but also walk the walk and sign a petition lobbying for a voice over performance category, the fan-base gave them a resounding thumbs-up.
“Our initial research shows that many people are in support of the Academy Awards introducing a category for voice over performance,” says Stephanie Ciccarelli, Voices Chief Marketing Officer. “We were amazed by the outpouring of support in our endeavor to get the ball rolling in this regard. Recognition in the form of an Oscar for voice actors not only acknowledges their work at this level but also esteems voice acting and its significant contribution to film.”
The purpose of the petition is to achieve recognition for actors who perform behind the scenes. Outstanding voice over performances breathe life into animated films thereby creating iconic characters that are memorable, lovable and real. Recognizing the art of voice acting by designating a voice over performance category for voice actors in the Oscars could result in the fulfillment of many collective dreams.
To view the petition visit: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/oscarspetition/
Twitter Hashtag – Follow the conversation on twitter: #oscarspetition
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