Viola Davis to Receive the Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor at SOVAS Voice Arts Awards Gala
By The Big Magazine Staff
The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS) will celebrate Viola Davis with its Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor at the Voice Arts Awards 10th Anniversary Gala, taking place Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton.
To honor Viola Davis in Muhammad Ali's name is to recognize her exceptional talent in entertainment, her authentic passion for righting social injustice, and her willingness to tackle seemingly insurmountable social problems as revealed by the power of her commitment to illuminating the truth.
The Voice Arts Awards is voice acting's biggest night, an annual celebration of nominees and winners of the most prestigious award in the world of voice acting and associated craft professionals.
“This honor was created in furtherance of The Champ’s legacy of embodying resilience and courage in the face of social injustice and adversity. Viola Davis shares those traits,” says Joan Baker, Founder and Vice President of SOVAS. “Her journey from humble beginnings to achieving the highly vaunted EGOT status, showcase her unwavering pursuit of excellence. And for SOVAS, it is especially heartwarming that Viola is also an exceptional voice actor in animation, TV commercials and, most notably, winning a Grammy for her performance of ‘Finding Me,’ the audiobook for her memoir.”
Viola Davis is a true heavyweight in all that she does, mirroring Muhammad Ali's impact in the ring. She uses her talent and voice to advocate for social justice, inspire change, and foster a more inclusive world.
For more information on the Voice Arts Awards, please visit www.sovas.org.
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