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Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob Squarepants, set to host the Annie Awards

January 26, 2011 |  5:30 pm

Tom kenny Tom Kenny, the voice of the animated character "Spongebob SquarePants," will host the 38th Annie Awards on Feb. 5 at UCLA's Royce Hall.

The event, which gives out honors in 25 categories, including best feature, production design, character animation, writing, music and voice acting, is presented by the International Animated Film society, ASIFA-Hollywood.

"ASIFA-Hollywood is thrilled to have Tom Kenny serve as host of this year's Annie Awards," ASIFA-Hollywood President Antran Manoogian said in a statement. "Tom's comedic humor and antics should make for a fun and entertaining award ceremony."

-- Susan King

Photo: Tom Kenny. Credit: Anacleto Rapping / Los Angeles Times