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Casting Society of America Announces 29th Annual Artios Winners

Casting awards include major and independent productions for stage and screen


Casting Society of America Announces 29th Annual Artios Winners

Silver Linings Playbook recently took home an Artios Award for achievement in casting.

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On Monday, November 18, The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced the winners of the organization's 29th Annual Artios Awards honoring the art of the casting director and "Outstanding Achievement in Casting," awarded in 22 categories including film, television and theater. The CSA held simultaneous awards ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City for the event, with celebrity presenters on both coasts.

The 2013 Honorees included: (New York) Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Michael J. Fox, who took home the New York Apple Award; and in L.A., Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, who received the Career Achievement Award, and Casting Director Linda Lowy, who was given the Hoyt Bowers Award.

Presented annually, the awards are given to CSA members using the criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. Named for the Greek word meaning "perfectly fitted," the Artios Awards were first given in 1985 to honor excellence in casting and was held at the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel attended by 500 industry leaders. The first New York Artios awards were first given in 1988.

In motion picture casting, Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Diane Heery and Jason Loftus were honored for Silver Linings Playbook, Lora Kennedy for Argo, and in the independent categories, Douglas Aibel and Henry Russell Bergstein for Moonrise Kingdom (Independent - Comedy), Francine Maisler and Diana Guthrie for Mud (Independent - Drama), as well as Ronnie Yeskel for The Sessions, in the Low Budget Feature - Comedy or Drama category. Television casting honorees included Judy Henderson, Lisa Mae Fincannon and Craig Fincannon for "Homeland" in the Television Series Drama category, and Jennifer Euston for "Girls," in the Television Series Comedy category. For New York Broadway and Theatre, Daniel Swee won for both Comedy (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Drama (Golden Boy).

The ceremony was hosted in Los Angeles by Nicole Sullivan and in New York by Harvey Fierstein. LA presenters included Jake Gyllenhaal, Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Groff, Aisha Tyler, Liam James, Marg Helgenberger, Ana Ortiz and Constance Zimmer. In New York, awards were presented by Uzo Aduba, Keegan Allen, Hank Azaria, Orlando Bloom, Betsy Brandt, Danielle Brooks, Josh Charles, Gabriel Ebert, Richard Kind, Judith Light, Zosia Mamet, Emily Mortimer, Hannah Nordberg, Billy Porter, Carrie Preston, David Rasche, Condola Rashad, Corey Stoll, Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, and Samara Wiley, among others.


Big Budget Feature - Comedy
Silver Linings Playbook, Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Diane Heery (Location Casting), Jason Loftus (Location Casting)

Big Budget Feature - Drama
Argo, Lora Kennedy

Feature - Studio or Independent - Comedy
Moonrise Kingdom, Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

Feature - Studio or Independent - Drama
Mud, Francine Maisler, Diana Guthrie (Location Casting)

Low Budget Feature - Comedy or Drama
The Sessions, Ronnie Yeskel

Animation Feature
Wreck-It Ralph, Jamie Sparer Roberts

Short Film
The Learning Curve, Kendra Patterson

Television Pilot Comedy
The Mindy Project, Felicia Fasano

Television Pilot Drama
House of Cards, Laray Mayfield

Television Series Comedy
Girls, Jennifer Euston

Television Series Drama
Homeland, Judy Henderson, Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Craig Fincannon (Location Casting)

Television Movie or Mini Series
Behind the Candelabra, Carmen Cuba, Wittney Horton (Associate)

Daytime Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, Judy Blye Wilson

Children's Series
iCarly, Krisha Bullock, Jennifer K.M. Treadwell (Associate)

Television Animation
Family Guy, Linda Lamontagne

New York Broadway Theatre - Comedy
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Daniel Swee

New York Broadway Theatre - Drama
Golden Boy, Daniel Swee

New York Broadway Theatre - Musical
Kinky Boots, Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff

New York Theatre - Comedy or Musical
The Madrid, David Caparelliotis

New York Theatre - Drama
If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, Jim Carnahan

Regional Theatre East
The Glass Menagerie, Jim Carnahan, Stephen Kopel

Regional Theatre West
Pygmalion, David Caparelliotis

Los Angeles Theatre
Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Joanne DeNaut, Andy Crocker (Associate)

Special Theatrical Performance East
Carousel, Jay Binder, Jack Bowdan

Special Theatrical Performance West
The Book of Mormon, Carrie Gardner


Career Achievement Award
Nina Tassler

Hoyt Bowers Awards
Linda Lowy

New York Apple Award
Michael J. Fox

Celebrating Casting Excellence

Casting Society of America (CSA) is the leading organization of theatrical casting directors in film, television, and theatre. A united professional society, CSA consistently sets the level of professionalism in casting on which the entertainment industry has come to rely: by being passionately committed to establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the industry, enhancing the stature of the profession in the industry, freely exchanging information and ideas among members, providing the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of its members, and providing members with professional support and resources. With more than 500 members, the CSA has representation in the United States, Canada, Europe, England, Australia, and South Africa. For further information, please visit www.castingsociety.com.

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