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According to Focus Taiwan news channel, Louis Liu will be named Magician of the Year at the Academy of Magical Arts Award Ceremony this Sunday.

The only problem? Liu is not nominated in any categories published for voting that we can find.

The Magic Castle Awards are given to those who performed or lectured at the world famous living landmark over the previous calendar year. Since Liu is coming to Los Angeles to perform at the ceremony this Sunday as well as the Castle itself, according to the article, he would be eligible at 2013′s ceremony.

Of course, there might be something lost in translation and Liu is being honored with some kind of distinction. We shall see.

For a full list on showroom nominees, please click AFTER THE JUMP.

The 2011 Academy of Magical Arts Awards Ceremony is hosted this year by Mac King.CLOSE UP ROOM

Jon Armstrong

Derek DelGaudio

Bill Goodwin
David Regal

Richard Turner

Chris Capehart
Michael Carbonaro
Mike Caveney

Paul Green
Helder Guimaraes
Mark Haslam
Kevin James

Rich Bloch
Mike Caveney
Farrell Dillon
Whit “Pop” Haydn

Rob Zabrecky


Dani DaOrtiz
Howard Hamburg

Kevin James

Shoot Ogawa

Rob Zabrecky

  • Tim

    Maybe he’s confused it with The Merlins?

  • http://www.facebook.com/crowgarrettmagic Crow Garrett

    “Magician of the Year” is not something that gets voted on by the members of the Castle. The only awards that are voted on bu its members are Close Up, Parlor, Stage & Lecture of the year. The Magician of the Year is decided on by the Board of the Magic Castle and given as an award of excellence to an individual that has devoted and given so much to the progression for the art of magic. So Lu Chen could very well be the 2011 AMA Magician of the Year if the board has already decided on it.