The 2008 Voice Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 28, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA. Twenty-six films, television shows, and individuals were honored during an awards presentation followed by an after-party celebration in the historic Bronson Gate Courtyard. The event was hosted by award-winning actor and mental health advocate Joe Pantoliano and Hairspray film star Nikki Blonsky, and brought together people from the entertainment industry and consumer and advocacy communities. The event celebrates the contributions of entertainment writers and producers, as well as mental health consumer leaders, to encourage others to join in the effort to educate people about mental illness and the reality of recovery.
Photos from the 2008 Voice Awards event
|SAMHSA Administrator Dr. Terry Cline welcomes program partner and Executive Director of NASMHPD Dr. Robert Glover to the event.||Lifetime Achievement Award winner Larry Fricks and his wife, Grace, converse at the pre-event consumer dinner.|
|Co-host Joe Pantoliano welcomes attendees to the 2008 Voice Awards ceremony.||Co-host Nikki Blonsky poses on the red carpet before the event.
|Actor Joe Mantegna presents an award to Joseph Greco, writer and director of the 2008 Voice Award winner Canvas.||Actors Jesse Spencer and Peter Jacobson present an award to Pamela Davis, a writer for the 2008 Voice Award-winning episode of “House.”|
|Actor Andy Comeau presents an award to Bob Lowry, a writer and producer for the 2008 Voice Award-winning episode of “Huff.”||Actors Joe Cross and Sarah Roemer present an award to Jack Binder, a producer for the 2008 Voice Award winner Reign Over Me.|
|Actor Mark Indelicato presents the Young Adult Leadership Award to Marvin Alexander.||Actress Ruta Lee presents a Consumer Leadership Award to Dr. Joan Esnayra and her psychiatric service dog.|
|Host Joe Pantoliano and Peter Rubino present actress Sally Field with the first-ever No Kidding, Me Too! Award at the after-party celebration.||Actress Sally Field speaks after receiving her No Kidding, Me Too! Award at the after-party celebration.|
|Consumer Leadership Award winner Paula Comunelli with actor Andy Comeau at the after-party celebration.||Consumer Leadership Award winner Sharon Wise with Chantal Sicile-Kira at the after-party celebration.|
|Consumer Leadership Award winner Herminio Maldonado shows off his Voice Award at the after-party celebration.||Consumer Leadership Award winner Marley Prunty-Lara and her mom, Robin, with writer Roger Wolfson at the after-party celebration.|
|Actors Joe Cross and Sarah Roemer with Deanna Troust at the after-party celebration.||Musician Brett Dennen performs a song at the after-party celebration.|
|Michael Corbin and Jace Freeman from Voice Awards program partner everyminute.org at the after-party celebration.||Host Nikki Blonsky and musical performer Brett Dennen at the after-party celebration.|