Nimoy and Shatner Nominated For AnniesBy Caillan
September 25, 2001 - 10:27 AM
Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and William Shatner (James T. Kirk) have been nominated for their vocal talents in the 29th Annual Annie Awards, it was recently announced.
Both actors were nominated in the category of Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production, StarTrek.com reported.
Nimoy scored the nod for his performance as the King of Atlantis in Disney's 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire,' while Shatner was nominated for the role of the Mayor in 'Osmosis Jones.' The actors are up against Mark Hamill for 'Batman Beyond: The Return Of The Joker,' Eddie Murphy as the voice of the Donkey in 'Shrek,' and Patrick Warburton, nominated for his turn in 'The Emperor's New Groove.'
Two Trek guest stars were also nominated for animated television performances. Pam Segall Adlon, who played Oji in TNG's 'Who Watches The Watchers?' scored a nomination for her performance as Otto Osworth in Time Squad. M.A.S.H. star David Odgen Stiers, who appeared as Dr. Timicin in TNG's 'Half A Life,' was recognised for his role as Mr. Jolly in Teacher's Pet.
The Annie Awards are the highest awards given for animation excellence, and cover the diverse fields of film, television, advertising and the Internet. This year's ceremony will be held at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California, on November 10.