2015 sketch of my Red Carpet Dress

Design by Alina Pizzano

Design by Alina Pizzano

I am very excited about this year’s Annie Awards dress and working again with designer Alina Pizzano. We’re delving in blue.

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New Year

Photo by Bonnie Burrow

Photo by Bonnie Burrow

The end of  2014 brought a McDonalds commercial and a looping gig on a movie. A fun year in all, but I am looking forward to 2015! This will be my 10th year announcing the Annie Awards. In the next day I will be posting the sketches for this year’s red carpet dress….

Animation's Highest Honor

Animation’s Highest Honor

Woohoo! Just been confirmed as the Announcer for the Annie Awards on January 31, 2015. This will be my 10th anniversary! With all the great animated shows and movies this year, I’m looking forward to a great event!

Annie’s Great 41st Show

 

Sabrina & I on the Red Carpet

Sabrina & I on the Red Carpet

 

Off the Hook with Cloris Leachman & Tom Kenny

Off the Hook with Cloris Leachman & Tom Kenny

Last night’s Annie Awards show was a hit from beginning to end. Patrick Warburton with his funny dry wit and impeccable timing. Cloris Leachman was Off The Hook! And Tom Kenny, her hilarious partner in crime…comedy, kicked off the show with giant laughs! (I hope the young, student film, winner found her shoes.)

I had a great time announcing and meeting all the talented folk. ASIFA honored me again with the red carpet treatment and a bow on stage. This year, on stage I got to speak Japanese and introduce the presenter of the Windsor McCay award for Steven Spielberg. Yes, you read that right, I spoke in Japanese. If you missed the show, or live feed, you’ll just have to catch the re-run to see that bit.

I also had a ball taking “selfies” with some of the celebs and winners backstage. I’ve included a few of the shots from the evening. Enjoy!

Bob Bergen, Tony Bancroft & Patrick W.

Bob Bergen, Tony Bancroft & Patrick W.

Marion Ross & Jim Meskimen

Marion Ross & Jim Meskimen

Tom Kenny winning VO for TV

Tom Kenny winning VO for TV

Josh Gad winning VO for Feature

Josh Gad winning VO for Feature

With Bill Farmer

With Bill Farmer

With MJ Lallo

With MJ Lallo

With Hal Hickel

With Hal Hickel

Winner for Music- Frozen Christopher Beck

Winner for Music- Frozen
Christopher Beck

With Ariel Winter & Max Charles

With Ariel Winter & Max Charles

2014 Annie Awards

Tomorrow night is the 41st Annual Annie Awards. For those who didn’t get a ticket, or just wanted to watch from the comfort of your own home, here is the link to view it streaming live at 7pm. http://annieawards.org/watch-it-live/ For more info you can go to the Annie site at http://annieawards.org/

I’m excited to be announcing again this year and working with host Patrick Warburton. Some of the fabulous folks who will be gracing the stage Saturday night are; Tom Kenny, Cloris Leachman, Bob Bergen, Nancy Cartwright, Bill Farmer…all very VERY funny people! Plus many others I’m not at liberty to say. 😉

I hope to see you there, or you catch the stream!
Voice out!

41st Annie Awards

I am honored to be asked back once again, to announce the 41st Annual Annie Awards. This will be my 9th year as the Announcer and I am looking forward to working with this year’s host, Patrick Warburton. This is going to be fun!

Red Carpet @ The Oscars

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Dina Sherman
40th Annual Annie Awards
Arrivals 2T7cTxHphGml
Or -Work it Baby!

As the Oscars approach, I can’t help but think of all the famous and infamous people who will be required to walk the gauntlet of photographers, reporters, interviewers and fans on the “Red Carpet”. It is an awesome, incredible, overwhelming and humbling experience. I have now walked the Annie Awards Red Carpet twice; a square inch by comparison to the Hollywood Blvd. of Carpet for the Oscars, and I definitely do not consider myself an expert or celeb. I am just the “Voice of the Annies” not a face or someone famous. I walked the red carpet for the sheer fun of wearing a fabulous dress and acting all girly. If you are nominated or are presenting, you are required to walk the carpet. Now, this walk can be really entertaining if you are of the right mind. It can also bring out the crickets! No seriously! If you are not a “face” or recognizably famous person, like most creators in film, TV, and animation, all the photographers, reporters, interviewers and fans don’t get who you are. I mean, think about it! If you are on the red carpet, you are obviously there for a reason! You have to be qualified first, and then actually introduced onto the carpet.  No one walks it without credentials. However, if you are the average, nominated, working Joe, instead of  the cacophony of people yelling your name,  “Look over here!”  Who are you wearing?!” “Turn!” a gazillion questions, and flashbulbs going off like strobe lights, you might here one camera click, a flashbulb and the proverbial… crickets. Ahhhhh Hollywood. As humbling as the carpet may be, it’s still a kick in the pants to be a part of it all! Good luck to all the fabulously talented and nominated “working Joes” this Sunday. Enjoy your attire, your designers, the hullabaloo and the whole gosh darn experience. Crickets or flashbulbs, you are still on The Carpet baby! Work it! 🙂