SATURDAY: The Annie Awards

Tom Kenny, the voice of you-know-who SquarePants, is set to host this year’s 38th Annual Annie Awards, next Saturday, February 5, 2011, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The evening begins with a pre-reception at 5pm followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 7pm and post-award party immediately following the ceremony. All events will be held at Royce Hall.

This year’s Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg and Matt Groening. Among the presenters this year are animation legend June Foray, actors James Hong, Kevin Michael Richardson, Corey Burton, Jim Cummings and John DiMaggio. The complete list of nominees and award winners is posted at Annie A limited number of VIP Tickets (which admits guests to the champagne reception before the ceremony, the Annie Awards ceremony and post-award party) are still available for sale. To purchase VIP tickets check the Annie website.

General Admission tickets are available for $25 (this admits you only to the Annie Awards ceremony). General Admission tickets may only be purchased through the UCLA Central Ticket Office (CTO) at 310.825.2101 or UCLA Live or

(Photo above by Carol Wyatt, from the Voice Actors in the News blog)