William Shatner to receive Voice Arts Icon award

"Star Trek" legend William Shatner will be honoured for is voice-over work at the second annual Voice Arts Awards.

PTI| Updated: Oct 16, 2015, 13:22 PM IST
William Shatner to receive Voice Arts Icon award

Los Angeles: "Star Trek" legend William Shatner will be honoured for is voice-over work at the second annual Voice Arts Awards.

The 84-year-old actor has been lending his vocals to characters in animated films like "Over the Hedge", "Osmosis Jones" and "Escape from Planet Earth", and now he has been selected to receive the Voice Arts Icon Award, following in the footsteps of James Earl Jones, who took home the inaugural title last year, reported Variety.

In a statement, Shatner wrote, "In voice-over work, the fewer the words, the better the message. I am honoured by this award."

Meanwhile, "Coming to America" star John Amos is up for Outstanding Body of Work, "The Cosby Show" actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is shortlisted for Outstanding Spoken Word or Storytelling for Best Performance, and Beyonce has earned a nomination for her part in the audiobook version of nutritionist Marco Borges' The 22-Day Revolution.

The Voice Arts Awards, organised by officials at The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, recognises voice-over talent in film and TV, as well as in the gaming industry and commercials.

The 2015 ceremony will take place at California's Pacific Design Center on November 15.