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Casting Society praises ‘CODA’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Don’t Look Up’ and more

Best Picture Oscar nominees CODA, West Side Story and Don’t look up were among the winners of the Casting company37th annual Artios Rewards, which were presented today in a virtual ceremony broadcast live on YouTube. Check out the full list below.

Other films scoring trophies that honor casting directors include Encanto, the tender bass and Spider-Man: No Coming Home, which snatched the Zeitgeist award given to a popular film.

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On the television side, the winners included the casting teams behind Ted Lasso, The Queen’s Gambit, Pose, Lovecraft Country, Big Mouth and weird eye, among others.

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“We are thrilled to honor these extremely talented, creative and hard-working casting directors tonight,” said Casting Society President Kim Williams. “What a wonderful way to begin the Casting Society’s 40th year by celebrating the invaluable contributions of these extraordinary casting directors to the world of entertainment.”

Ghosts Co-star Danielle Pinnock hosted the ceremony, which featured a number of high-profile presenters including current Oscar nominees Steven Spielberg, Ariana DeBose and Troy Kotsur, as well as two-time Oscar nominee Lee Daniels and Brian Cox, Emmy winner.

“I’ve always been so inspired by the endless creativity and passion of casting directors – giving actors a platform to share their gifts and helping creators realize their vision by bringing together the perfect cast of performers. “, said Pinnock.

Since 1985, the Artios Awards have honored casting directors in over 20 categories spanning film, television and theatre. Additionally, special winners are selected for their contributions to craftsmanship. Nominees and winners are elected by members of the recently renamed Casting Society.

Here are the winners of the 37th edition of the Artios Awards:

MOVIE

Animation
ENCANTO
Jamie Sparer Roberts, Grace C. Kim (partner)

Big Budget – Comedy
DO NOT LOOK
Francine Maisler, Kathy Driscoll-Mohler (additional cast), Carolyn Pickman (outside cast), Matt Bouldry (outside cast), Kyle Crand (outside cast), Molly Rose (associate)

Big Budget – Drama
WEST SIDE STORY
Cindy Tolan, Nicholas Petrovich (Partner)

Studio or Independent – ​​Comedy
(tie)
THE TENDER BAR
Rachel Tenner, Bess Fifer (Location Cast), Carolyn Pickman (Location Cast), Rick Messina (Associate)
ZOLA
Kim TaylorColeman

Studio or Independent – ​​Drama
CODA
Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood, Lisa Zagoria, Angela Peri (Director), Lisa Lobel (Director), Melissa Morris (Associate)

Low Budget – Comedy or Drama
HUMANS
Ellen Chenoweth, Susanne Scheel (Partner)

Micro Budget – Comedy or Drama
BABY SHIVA
Kate Geller

Short film
GROWING CROCS
Jessica Munks, Michael Morlani

The Zeitgeist Prize
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
Sarah Halley Finn, Chase Paris (outside cast), Tara Feldstein Bennett (outside cast), Molly Doyle (associate)

TELEVISION

Television Pilot and First Season – Comedy
TED LASSO
Théo Park, Olissa Rogers (Partner)

Television Pilot and First Season – Drama
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
Kim Taylor-Coleman, Meagan Lewis (Location Cast), Mickie Paskal (Location Cast), Jennifer Rudnicke (Location Cast) Rebecca Carfagna (Associate), AJ Links (Associate)

TV Series – Comedy
CALL MY AGENT
Constance Demontoy

TV Series – Drama
INSTALLATION
Alexa L. Fogel, Elizabeth Berra (Partner)

Limited series
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
Ellen Lewis, Kate Sprance, Olivia Scott-Webb, Tina Gerussi (cast)

Film, non-theatrical release
USA VS BILLIE HOLIDAY
Leah Daniels-Butler, Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram, Kevin Scott, Andrea Kenyon (Location Cast), Randi Wells (Location Cast)

Children’s pilot and series (live action)
ALL THAT
Nickole Doro, Shayna Sherwood, Devon Brady (Partner)

Animated series
BIG MOUTH
Julie Ashton

Reality Series
QUEER EYE
Danielle Gervais, Pamela Vallarelli, Ally Capriotti Grant

Abbreviated series
MAPLEWORTH MURDERS
Jill Anthony Thomas, Anthony J. Kraus (Partner)

THEATER

virtual theater
(new exclusive category for 2022 due to Covid closure of Broadway)
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
Stephanie Klapper

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