The vast majority of groups in the entertainment, media, and music industries hold award shows regularly. They are primarily held to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to their respective fields. Normally, celebrities, musicians, and filmmakers are invited to these annual events.
For decades, voice acting has been a thriving industry in the Philippines. It has produced world-renowned individuals but has yet to be recognized by the country’s voice acting community, which is frankly a missed opportunity. Awards can be viewed as symbols of prestige, and they command respect in society.
The lack of appreciation for exemplary voice artists and their contribution in building the world of voice acting now as we know it, demands an urgent change. Under the Society of Certified Voice Artists, an award-giving body was organized to fulfill this duty and give credit to those who deserve it. With the tutelage of Pocholo “The Voicemaster” Gonzales, the Executive Board of the Certified Voice Artist Program established the Golden Creative Voices Awards.
It is an awards ceremony that recognizes outstanding contributions from members of the Philippines’ voice acting industry. This coming June 20th marks the 1st Anniversary of the Certified Voice Artist Program (CVAP), and the first-ever Golden Creative Voices Awards will be given to the pillars of the industry and exceptional voice artists of this generation.
This year, Danny “Ama” Mandia and Lucy Quinto were chosen to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for their years of dedication and service that helped shape the young voice artists of the country.
Danny’s diverse experience in both the theater and dubbing world catapulted him towards decades of expertise while training thousands of dreamers and beginners. Some of his notable works as a prominent dubbing director include Magic Knight Rayearth, Peter Pan, Voltes V, Digimon, Heidi, Zenki, Bananas in Pajamas, Meteor Garden, and Love Scar. He was also a professor in Miriam College, Trinity College, and De La Salle-College of St. Benilde which exhibits his passion for educating aspiring voice artists.
While Lucy worked tremendously with many known films in the Philippines at the sound department as a dubbing supervisor. “Ang Panday 2” “Shake Rattle and Roll 12” “Captain Barbell” “9 Mornings” “Anak” “Jose Rizal” are just some of her countless works. The Dubbing Queen mentioned in numerous interviews her own journey to voice acting. She willingly gives tips and techniques for voice acting, challenges, voice acting opportunities, and inspiring messages to Filipino voice artists.
Kathleen Kaye Sone a.k.a Voiceover Flowers was chosen to receive the award for Most Outstanding and Influential Voice Artist of the Philippines as one of the top voice artists today and has used her influence to promote voice artistry. Shay Mitchell with her recent work on the first Filipino Netflix animation “Trese” and Eric Bauza, the man who gave us some of these iconic voices like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian just to name a few, are awarded the Most Outstanding and Influential Voice Artist International and last but not the least Noel Magat, Joe Placiego and Ester Chavez with the Legendary Voice Artist Tribute to commemorate their life’s work and passion to their craft even at the very end.
There are many reasons to celebrate this joyful occasion but at the end of the day, it is a celebration of everyone who continues to share their voice and use it to help others.
Please use this link to join the online event.