EGA Announces Hermes Awards for Localization Excellence

Media and Entertainment Industry’s 1st Peer-reviewed Awards Celebrate the “Art and Science” of Global Storytelling

Media and Entertainment Industry’s 1st Peer-reviewed Awards Celebrate the “Art and Science” of Global Storytelling

Los Angeles, CA, Sep. 29, 2022 – The Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA) has launched its “Hermes Awards for Entertainment Localization Excellence,” the first global peer-reviewed awards program in the media and entertainment industry.

Created to celebrate the art and science of global storytelling among the worldwide creative community, the Hermes Awards demonstrate EGA’s commitment to supporting the heightened need for specialized media services as the global demand for content surges. The program will recognize the work done everyday by service providers to deliver content to an increasingly diverse customer base and a growing number of viewing platforms.

“As new innovations in localization and access services continue to expand the borders of content consumption, our work is having more of an impact than ever before,” said Scott McCarthy, EGA’s Vice President and Global Head of Dubbing for DreamWorks Animation. “These awards are overdue recognition for the global excellence among our industry’s artists and professionals.” 

The Hermes Award will accept submissions in each of its 14 categories from today until December 23, 2022. For more information about categories, submissions and requirements please visit https://www.egassociation.org/hermesawards.

“There is an incredible depth of talented and creative professionals who are bringing joy to hundreds of millions of viewers through global storytelling,” said Cecile Hammelev-Wethje, EGA’s Managing Director.  “The time was right for us to come together as an industry and celebrate our shared commitment to enriching people’s lives through targeted, dynamic and immersive content.”

The full list of Hermes Award categories includes: Best Voice Performance for a Television Series, Best Voice Performance for a Feature, Best Voice Performance for an Animated Series, Best Voice Performance for an Animated Feature, Best Dub Audio Mixing for a Series, Best Dub Audio Mixing for a Feature, Best Localized Song, Best Audio Description for a Feature, Best Audio Description for a Series, Best Overall Dubbing for a Series, Best Overall Dubbing for a Feature, Best Overall Dubbing for Animation, Technical Achievement, and Lifetime Achievement.

About EGA:

EGA is a California-based trade association primarily focused on building a stronger connection with the creative talent that entrusts them to “retell” their stories for audiences in different cultures and languages. Their main areas of focus are creating standardization, conducting localization research, creating industry education opportunities and celebrating high-quality localization. The organization is narrowly focused on entertainment localization as defined by audio localization (dubbing), subtitling, audio description and graphic replacement for episodic, feature-length and gaming entertainment.  

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