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2017 Voice Arts® Awards Nominees 

Outstanding National Commercial – TV or Web, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Mia Bankston
Title: Pantene Gold Series
Voice Actors: Andy Barnett, Michael Schwalbe
Title: Wendy’s Double Stack 4 for $4 – Howler Monkeys
Voice Actor: Jim Conroy
Title: Ad Council- Feed the Pig- “Two Dollar Bills”
Voice Actor: Jas Patrick
Title: Nothing protects you like Gore-Tex® products
Voice Actor: Sky Soleil
Title: Panama – Anthem

Outstanding Promo Campaign – TV or Web, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Debbe Hirata
Title: Claws – A TNT Original Series
Additional Credits: Producers, Directors, Editors, Sound Engineers: TNT Brand Creative
Voice Actor: Toy Holmes
Title: Being Mary Jane
Voice Actor: Julia Knippen
Title: Lifetime – “Knocked Up!”
Voice Actor: Thembisa S. Mshaka
Title: Homicide for the Holidays
Voice Actor: Jeff Wilburn
Title: NBA on TNT

Outstanding National Commercial Campaign – TV or Web, Best Voiceover

Voice Actors: Lori Alan, Brandon Paul Eells
Title: Valspar
Voice Actor: Chris Fries
Title: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Voice Actor: Mike Brang
Title: Chase
Voice Actor: J.J. Jurgens
Title: Westin
Voice Actor: Dian Perry
Title: Motorola #ShatteredStories
Voice Actor: Jillian Randal
Title: McCormick Herb Grinders

Outstanding Video Game Character, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: J. Michael Collins
Title: Conrad: Immortal Love 2, The Price of a Miracle
Voice Actor: Brandon Paul Eells
Title: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Drax the Destroyer
Voice Actor: Marc Graue
Title: Rachet & Clank
Voice Actor: Cristina Milizia
Title: Shiness The Lightening Kingdom
Voice Actor: Amanda Sellers
Title: SkyForge/Akonita

Outstanding TV Animation, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Kevin Glikmann
Title: Get Blake! Season 2
Voice Actor: Christian Lanz
Title: “Chancellor Esteban” Elena of Avalor
Voice Actor: Mike Pongracz
Title: The Insectibles
Voice Actor: Steph Lynn Robinson
Title: Cirque-Du-Soleil: Luna Petunia
Voice Actor: Steph Lynn Robinson
Title: Freaktown

Outstanding Promo Demo Reel, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Andy Barnett
Voice Actor: Mike Brang
Voice Actor: Bob Glavin
Voice Actor: AJ McKay
Voice Actor: Armen Taylor

Outstanding Animation/Gaming Demo Reel, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Reba Buhr
Voice Actor: Katie Flamman
Voice Actor: Marc Graue
Voice Actor: Michael Schwalbe
Voice Actor: Scott Lambright
Voice Actor: Armen Taylor

Outstanding Narration – TV, Digital or Film, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Robert Clotworthy
Title: Ancient Aliens
Voice Actor: Robert Clotworthy
Title: Ancient Aliens
Voice Actor: Melissa Exelberth
Title: BKW – The Home of Energy
Voice Actor: Chris Fries
Title: Sniper: Into The Kill Zone
Voice Actor: Harriet Lamb
Title: PayPal – If You Can Dream It
Voice Actor: Dude Walker
Title: Travelier

Outstanding Local Commercial – TV or Web, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Mukti Garceau
Title: Cirque du Soleil “La Nouba”
Voice Actor: Tony Pasquale
Title: ATB Financial
Voice Actor: Kabir Singh
Title: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Voice Actor: Michelle Sundholm
Title: Chevy Cruze
Voice Actor: Stephanie K. Thomas
Title: Sweet Home Alabama Beaches

Outstanding Local TV Promo, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Mike Brang
Title: KABC – In Show
Voice Actor: Mike Brang
Title: KVVU – More Access
Voice Actor: Mike Brang
Title: WISN – Bachelorette
Voice Actor: Diriki Mack
Title: KHOU11 NEWS
Voice Actor: Natalie Roers
Title: Iron Man Iron Will

Outstanding Radio Commercial, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Mike Brang
Title: McDonalds
Voice Actors: J. Michael Collins, Cristina Milizia
Title: McDonald’s Workplace Hero
Voice Actors: J. Michael Collins, Jas Patrick
Title: Proper Cloth
Voice Actor: Ellen Dubin
Title: Rexall One Walk to Conquer Cancer
Voice Actor: Thembisa S. Mshaka
Title: WNBA Go Time :30

Outstanding Radio Promo, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Toy Holmes
Title: Rebel
Voice Actor: Christian Lanz
Title: FOX Network “Star” Promo – Spanish
Voice Actor: Diriki Mack
Title: KHOU11 News/Drug Test
Voice Actor: Diriki Mack
Title: KHOU11 News/Background Check
Voice Actor: Jeff Wilburn
Title: Shots Fired FOX

Outstanding Movie Trailer, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Steven Hobé
Title: Astronaut – Lost in Mind
Voice Actor: Rodd Houston
Title: The H8ful Eight
Voice Actor: Jeff Wilburn
Title: Moonlight

Outstanding Motion Picture Animation, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Cristela Alonzo
Title: Cars 3
Voice Actor: Owen Wilson
Title: Cars 3
Voice Actors: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Lea DeLaria, Kerry Washington, Margo Martindale, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Lloyd Sherr, Paul Newman, Cheech Marin, Katherine Helmond
Title: Cars 3

Outstanding Consumer Sales Video, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: J. Michael Collins
Title: Dump the Trump
Voice Actor: Julia Knippen
Title: NRG Community Solar
Voice Actor: Tony Pasquale
Title: Elite Motors
Voice Actor: Jas Patrick
Title: Jordan… A Timeless Love…
Voice Actor: Dian Perry
Title: Motorola #ShatteredStories

Outstanding E-Learning, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Lorraine Ansell
Title: Swiss Post VR
Voice Actor: J. Michael Collins
Title: McKesson Dante Series
Voice Actors: Jenn Henry, J. Michael Collins
Title: Reading Mate
Voice Actor: Rachael Naylor
Title: Emma’s Diary – Baby sterilisation
Voice Actor: Maria Pendolino
Title: How To Use A Female Condom

Outstanding Commerical Demo Reel, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Nadia Ahern
Voice Actor: Bob Glavin
Voice Actor: Jules Hartley
Voice Actor: Catherine Hunter
Voice Actor: Dennis Kleinman
Voice Actor: John Malone
Voice Actor: Alexis Nichols
Voice Actor: Tony Pasquale
Voice Actor: Amanda Sellers
Voice Actor: Beth Stewart

Outstanding Narration Demo Reel, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Anne Ganguzza
Voice Actor: Jodi Krangle
Voice Actor: Elliott Lowe
Voice Actor: Cristina Milizia
Voice Actor: Jas Patrick
Voice Actor: Marisha Tapera

Outstanding Podcasts

Voice Actor: Kay Bess
Title: The B-Hive Podcast: Women In Voiceover
Voice Actors: Chuck Duran, Stacey J Aswad
Title: VO Buzz Weekly
Voice Actor: Mike Lenz
Title: The Mike Lenz VO Podcast – A Journey Into Voice Acting
Voice Actors: Quincy McCoy, Carla Sorey Reed
Title: Making Small Talk With Jesus
Voice Actor: Rachael Naylor
Title: The Voiceover Hour – by The VoiceOver Network

Outstanding Body of Work, Voiceover

Voice Actor: Liz Helgesen
Voice Actor: Rodd Houston
Voice Actor: David Kaye
Voice Actor: Stacy Keach, Jr
Voice Actor: Sylvia Villagran

Outstanding Spoken Word or Storytelling – Best Performance

Voice Actor: Jock Blaney
Title: Raging Skies
Voice Actors: Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies, Anthony Daniels, Sylvester McCoy, Elizabeth Counsell, Jill Freud, Russell Boulter, and a full cast.
Title: The Cat of Bubastes
Voice Actors: Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies, Christina Greatrex, Jill Freud, Jack Farthing, Cathy Sara, and a full cast.
Title: In the Reign of Terror
Voice Actor: Satauna Howery
Title: Wild Animal Sanctuary – You Felt Free
Voice Actor: Stephanie K. Thomas
Title: TEDx Talk – Disability Fashion Styling

Outstanding Storytelling, Best Performance

Voice Actors: Ed Asner, John Wesley Shipp, David Gregory, Maddy Burns, Phil Carroll, Bill Burrows
Title: Powder Burns: An Original Western Audio Drama Episode 6: Psalms for a Broken Man
Voice Actor: Kris Keppeler
Title: Life With Cap’n-Putting the Boob in Boob Cruise
Voice Actors: John Wesley Shipp, David Gregory, Florencia Lozano, Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Lance Roberts, Phil Carroll, David Howard Thornton, Barret Helms, Matt Locker, Maddy Burns, Bill Burrows
Title: Powder Burns: An Original Western Audio Drama Episode 5: Some Amount of Dignity
Voice Actor: Marcus Gregory Taylor
Title: From the maxisingle “My Soul”

Outstanding Promo Demo Reel – Spanish Voiceover

Voice Actor: Luis Villegas Arias
Voice Actor: Salvador Camero
Voice Actor: Ruben Raffo Corrales
Voice Actor: Carola Parmejano
Voice Actor: Sheldon Romero

Outstanding Animation Demo Reel, Best Spanish Voiceover

Voice Actor: Antonio Fornaris
Voice Actor: Valentina Latyna
Voice Actor: Vicky Tessio

Outstanding Promo Demo Reel, Best Spanish Voiceover

Voice Actor: Angely Baez
Voice Actor: Simone Fojgiel
Voice Actor: Alfonso Lugo
Voice Actor: Gabriel Saint-Genez
Voice Actor: Adriana Serna

Outstanding Theatrical Movie Trailer – Best Spanish Voiceover

Voice Actor: Diego Osorio
Title: “How To Be A Latin Lover” Splash TV
Voice Actor: Diego Osorio
Title: Applebee’s Los Nuevos Hanhelds
Voice Actor: Fabián Toro
Title: Discovery Theatre HD

Outstanding Narration Demo Reel, Best Spanish voiceover

Voice Actor: Antonio D. Espejo
Voice Actor: Antonio Fornaris
Voice Actor: Nicky Mondellini
Voice Actor: Juana Plata

Outstanding TV or Radio Commercial – Best Spanish Voiceover

Voice Actor: Ruben Raffo Corrales
Title: Caja Piura
Voice Actor: Ruben Raffo Corrales
Title: ONP
Voice Actor: Christian Lanz
Title: Toyota “Santa” TV Commercial
Voice Actor: Alfonso Lugo
Title: Mercedes Benz Clase E
Voice Actor: Paola Poucel
Title: Aveeno Baby “Primer Momento”

Outstanding TV Promos – Best Spanish Voiceover

Voice Actor: Diego Osorio
Title: FOX Deportes – NASCAR “We don’t Play”
Voice Actor: Jonathan Ramirez
Title: NatGeo Mundo – Savaged Kingdom
Voice Actor: Roberto Sanchez
Title: This Is Us Spanish Promo / NBC
Voice Actor: Fabian Toro
Title: Dirty Jobs – Discovery Civilization

Outstanding Spoken Word or Storytelling – Best Spanish Performance

Voice Actor: Antonio D. Espejo
Title: Witness of Martians
Voice Actor: Jonathan Ramirez
Title: Gatorade – Counter Attack
Voice Actor: Fabián Toro
Title: Atún, rey de los mares

Audiobook Narration – Biography, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Alyssa Bresnahan
Title: A Portrait of Joan: An Autobiography
Voice Actor: Ana Clements
Title: Did you hear me crying?
Voice Actor:: James Anderson Foster
Title: Fur Volk and Fuhrer: The Memoir of a Veteran of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
Voice Actor:: January LaVoy
Title: Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud
Voice Actor:: Nicholas Guy Smith
Title: Notes on Blindness: A Journey Through the Dark

Audiobook Narration – Science Fiction, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: MacLeod Andrews
Title: A Faded Star: A Faded Star, Book 1
Voice Actor: R.C. Bray and Julia Whelan
Title: Solitude: Dimension Space, Book 1
Voice Actor: John Malone
Title: Dredging Up Memories
Voice Actor: Tom Taylorson
Title: Alien: Covenant
Voice Actor: Adam Verner
Title: Mind War

Audiobook Narration – Mystery, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Kathleen Early
Title: The Kept Woman
Voice Actor: Lisa Flanagan
Title: The Unseen World
Voice Actor: James Anderson Foster
Title: The Shadow of the Lions
Voice Actor: John Arthur Long
Title: The Mean
Voice Actor: Teri Schnaubelt
Title: The Broken Brooch

Audiobook Narration – Author Performance, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Marcia Clark
Title: Without a Doubt
Voice Actor: Jamie Lee
Title: Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride
Voice Actor: John Arthur Long
Title: The Mean
Voice Actor: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Title: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Voice Actor: Joe Zieja
Title: Mechanical Failure

Audiobook Narration – Crime & Thriller, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Scott Brick
Title: Dead City, Book 1
Voice Actor: Marcia Clark
Title: Without a Doubt
Voice Actor: Dion Graham
Title: The Force
Voice Actor: Mikael Naramore
Title: Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?
Voice Actor: Sean Runnette
Title: Breeds, Book 1

Audiobook Narration – Business or Education, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Pamela Almand
Title: Cyber Crisis: It’s Personal Now
Voice Actor: Drew Birdseye
Title: Idea to Execution: How to Optimize, Automate, and Outsource Everything in Your Business
Voice Actor: James Anderson Foster
Title: The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die
Voice Actor: Satauna Howery
Title: Index Funds and ETFs: What They Are and How to Make Them Work for You
Voice Actor: Tom Taylorson
Title: The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Audiobook Narration – Children’s Pre-School (Infant to 12), Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Jenna Augen
Title: Beauty and the Beast
Voice Actor: Lisa Flanagan
Title: WALL-E
Voice Actors: Tucker Meek, Gabe Eggerling, Lisa Biggs, Talon Beeson, Holly Franklin, Finley Smith</td>
Title: Wonder
Voice Actor: Jay Preston
Title: The Lorax
Voice Actor: Adam Verner
Title: The Terrible Two Get Worse

Audiobook Narration – Teens, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: MacLeod Andrews
Title: Ice Country: The Country Saga, Book 2
Voice Actors: Caitlin Davies, Tristan Morris, MacLeod Andrews, and Chris Patton
Title: Legion
Voice Actor: Khristine Hvam
Title: Fire Country: The Country Saga, Book 1
Voice Actor: P.J. Ochlan
Title: Night’s Gift
Voice Actor: Adam Verner
Title: York: The Shadow Cipher

Audiobook Narration – Classics, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Pearl Hewitt
Title: The Secret Garden
Voice Actor: John Lee
Title: The Red Sphinx
Voice Actor: Sneha Mathan
Title: The God of Small Things
Voice Actor: Catherine O’Brien
Title: Pride and Prejudice

Audiobook Narration – Fiction, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Rory Barnett
Title: Honour
Voice Actor: R.C. Bray
Title: 58 Minutes (Basis for the Film Die Hard 2)
Voice Actor: Scott Brick
Title: The Last Tribe
Voice Actor: James Anderson Foster
Title: The Shadow of the Lions

Audiobook Narration – Fantasy, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: R.C. Bray
Title: Lost Gods
Voice Actor: Jeffrey Kafer
Title: Villains Rule
Voice Actor: P.J. Ochlan
Title: Night’s Gift
Voice Actor: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Title: The Red Sea: The Cycle of Galand, Book 1
Voice Actor: Teri Schnaubelt
Title: The Three Brooches
Voice Actor: Simon Vance
Title: The Wolf of the North, Book 1

Audiobook Narration – History, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Brian Blessed
Title: The Cat of Bubastes
Voice Actor: Brian Blessed
Title: In the Reign of Terror
Voice Actor: Christopher M. Finan, Malcolm Hillgartner
Title: Drunks: An American History
Voice Actor: Malcolm Hillgartner
Title: Dunkirk: The Complete Story of the First Step in the Defeat of Hitler
Voice Actor: Simon Vance
Title: A Marriage of Inconvenience: The Persecution of Ruth and Seretse Khama

Audiobook Narration – Humor, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Joe Barrett
Title: A Really Big Lunch
Voice Actor: Abby Elvidge, David Wilcock
Title: Whatever Happened To Prince Charming?
Voice Actor: Joe Zieja
Title: Mechanical Failure

Audiobook Narration – Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Brian Blessed
Title: The Cat of Bubastes
Voice Actor: Brian Blessed
Title: In the Reign of Terror
Voice Actor: Matilda Novak
Title: Just Look Up
Voice Actor: Gene Rowley
Title: Sapphire Ice
Voice Actor: Adam Verner
Title: Long Way Gone

Audiobook Narration – Non-Fiction, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: January LaVoy
Title: Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud
Voice Actor: Sean Pratt
Title: The Death of Expertise
Voice Actor: Tim Campbell
Title: Bedlam’s Door
Voice Actor: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Title: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Voice Actor: Simon Vance
Title: What Is Populism?

Audiobook Narration – Metaphysical, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Will Damron
Title: Satan’s Harvest
Voice Actor: Todd Haberkorn
Title: Ghost Hunters: True Stories from the World’s Most Famous Demonologists
Voice Actor: Todd Haberkorn
Title: The Haunted: One Family’s Nightmare
Voice Actor: Ann M. Richardson
Title: Enfolded in God’s Arms
Voice Actor: Sean Runnette
Title: Shadows: Nightlord, Book 2

Audiobook Narration – Self Help, Health & Fitness Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Drew Birdseye
Title: The Art of Less Doing: One Entrepreneur’s Formula to a Beautiful Life
Voice Actor: Zak George
Title: Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution
Voice Actor: Carla Mercer-Meyer
Title: The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality…
Voice Actor: Allyson Ryan
Title: Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells us About Raising Successful Children
Voice Actor: Dan Woren
Title: Undoctored

Audiobook Narration – Romance, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
Title: Take Me Back
Voice Actor: Ava Erickson, Rob Shapiro
Title: Mr. Perfect: The Mister Series, Book 1
Voice Actor: Ava Erickson, Sebastian York, Joe Arden<
Title: Candy Boys: Hot Candy, Book 1
Voice Actor: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
Title: The Hot One
Voice Actor: Steve West
Title: Lord of the Privateers

Audiobook Narration – Short Story Anthology, Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: R.C. Bray
Title: Diary of an Asscan: The Martian, Prequel
Voice Actor: Scott Brick
Title: Empty Nest (Dead City Short)
Voice Actor: Matt Godfrey
Title: Nightmares and Geezenstacks
Voice Actors: Kirby Heyborne, Ray Chase, Donald Corren, Grover Gardner, and Cassandra Campbell
Title: Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Audio Collection, Vol. 1
Voice Actors: Elizabeth Wiley, William Dufris, Scott Brick, Peter Berkrot, R.C. Bray, Anna Parker-Naples, Eric Martin, Jeffrey Kafer, Sean Runnette, Caitlin Davies, Mike Ortego, Matt Godfrey
Title: Offbeat: Uncollected Stories

Outstanding Casting – Audiobook

Casting Director: Jesse Bickford and Bryan Barney
Title: Christodora
Casting Director: Philip Glassborow
Title: The Cat of Bubastes
Casting Director: Philip Glassborow
Title: In the Reign of Terror
Casting Director: Donna McKenna
Title: Powder Burns: An Original Western Audio Drama

Audio Engineering

Audio Engineers: Todd Busteed and Phil Horne
Title: In the Reign of Terror
Audio Engineer: Rob Jorgensen and Mark Drury
Title: The Cat of Bubastes
Audio Engineer: Fred Oliveira
Title: Mónica y sus amigos – Abducidos

Outstanding Production – Audiobook

Producer: Bill Heid
Title: The Cat of Bubastes
Producer: Bill Heid
Title: In the Reign of Terror
Producer: Bill Rauch, Blackstone Publishing and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Title: RIchard II by William Shakespeare
Producer: David Zindel
Title: Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud
Producer: David Zindel
Title: Lucy and Desi: The Legendary Love Story of Television’s Most Famous Couple

Radio Imaging – Demo Reel – Best Voiceover

Voice Actor: David Brower
Voice Actor: Cam Cornelius
Voice Actor: Bob Glavin
Voice Actor: David Kaye
Voice Actor: Bev Standing

Radio Imaging – Demo Reel – Best Production

Producer: Allan Blackwell
Title: David Brower Radio Imaging
Producer: J. Michael Collins
Title: Bob Glavin Radio Imaging Demo
Producer: J. Michael Collins
Title: Kabir Singh Radio Imaging Demo
Producer: Eric Romanowski
Title: Steve Stone – Sports Radio Imaging Demo
Producer: Eric Romanowski
Title: Jen Sweeney – Top 40 Radio Imaging Demo

Outstanding Casting

Casting Director: Scott Cawthon
Title: Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location
Casting Director: Sheylla Goncalves
Title: Mónica y sus amigos
Casting Director: Ivy Isenberg
Title: Jeff & Some Aliens – Jeff & Some Colonists
Casting Director: Kevin Reher, C.S.A., Natalie Lyon, C.S.A.
Title: Cars 3