ASIFA-Hollywood is proud to announce the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, director, producer and one of pop culture’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will host the 37th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA. The black-tie evening begins with a pre-reception at 5 p.m. followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. and post award party at 10 p.m. All events will be held at Royce Hall. The Annie Awards ceremony will also be webcasted on http://www.annieawards.org beginning Tuesday, February 9, 2010.
In honor of the year’s best in animation, Shatner will be joined on stage by a lively mix of animation luminaries, celebrity presenters and comedic talent including animation legend June Foray. “ASIFA-Hollywood is honored to have William Shatner host this year’s Annie Awards,” says ASIFA-Hollywood President Antran Manoogian. “We are looking forward to Mr. Shatner’s unique and commanding presence presiding over the show.”
To view the list of voice acting-related nominees, click here.
In related news, if you haven’t yet seen Shatner’s Raw Nerve on the Biography Channel, it’s worth checking out. The show, currently in its second season, offers a fresh spin on the talk show format as Shatner gets up close and personal with his celebrity guests, which include some who have performed voiceovers for various TV/film productions: Leonard Nimoy, Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammer, Jason Alexander and Weird Al Yankovic. Preview clips and full episodes are available at Biography.com.
Thanks to ShadowWing Tronix of BW Media Spotlight for the heads-up on “Shatner’s Raw Nerve.”