HOLLYWOOD, CA (January 4, 2016) – The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced its feature film nominees for the 31st Annual Artios Awards. Final film ballots have been distributed to CSA members and voting will continue through Friday, January 8, 2016. All winners for film, television, theater, short film and new media categories will be announced at the 31st Annual Artios Awards on January 21, 2016, with award ceremonies being held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at the Hard Rock Café in New York.
The evening will also honor Academy Award®-winning Director Danny Boyle (“Steve Jobs”) with the Career Achievement Award; writing-duo Michelle and Robert King (“The Good Wife”) with the New York Apple Award; and Emmy®-nominated casting director Bernard Telsey (“Into the Woods”) with the Hoyt Bowers Award.
The eligibility period for film projects includes films released theatrically from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
Feature film nominees and winners:
BIG BUDGET – COMEDY
“The Big Short” Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting) – WINNER
“The Intern” Bernard Telsey, Laray Mayfield, Tiffany Little Canfield, David Vaccari (Associate)
“Joy” Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Angela Peri (Location Casting)
“Sisters” Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Joey Montenarello (Associate), Adam Richards (Associate)
“Tomorrowland” April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, Corinne Clark (Location Casting), Jennifer Page (Location Casting)
BIG BUDGET – DRAMA
“Bridge of Spies” Ellen Lewis, Kate Sprance (Associate)
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Ronna Kress, Nikki Barrett
“Spotlight” Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, John Buchan (Location Casting), Jason Knight (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Joey Montenarello (Associate), Adam Richards (Associate)
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Nina Gold, April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg,?Jessica Sherman (Associate)
“Straight Outta Compton” Cindy Tolan, Victoria Thomas, Meagan Lewis(Location Casting), Beth Sepko (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Lucinda Syson (Location Casting), Pat Moran (Location Casting), Judith Sunga (Associate) – WINNER
STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – COMEDY
“Infinitely Polar Bear” Douglas Aibel, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)
“Me & Earl and the Dying Girl” Angela Demo, Nancy Mosser (Location Casting), Katie Shenot (Location Casting) – WINNER
“Ricki and the Flash” Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Conrad Woolfe (Associate)
“Sleeping With Other People” Jennifer Euston, Emer O’Callaghan
“While We’re Young” Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)
STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – DRAMA
“Brooklyn” Fiona Weir, Lucie Robitaille (Location Casting), Jim Carnahan (Location Casting),
“Carol” Laura Rosenthal, Maribeth Fox (Associate), Jodi Angstreich (Associate)
“The Danish Girl” Nina Gold
“Room” Fiona Weir, Robin D. Cook, Jonathan Oliveira (Associate) – WINNER
“Trumbo” David Rubin, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Melissa Pryor (Associate)
LOW BUDGET – COMEDY
“Big Stone Gap” Henry Russell Bergstein, Stephanie Holbrook, Erica Arvold, Anne Chapman
“Dope” Kim Coleman – WINNER
“Grandma” Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein
“The Mend” Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Allison Estrin
“Mistress America” Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)
LOW BUDGET – DRAMA
“It Follows” Mark Bennett
“James White” Susan Shopmaker
“Meadowland” Richard Hicks
“Sisterhood of Night” Laura Rosenthal, Maribeth Fox, Jodi Angstreich
“The Stanford Prison Experiment” Angela Demo – WINNER
“The Good Dinosaur” Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon
“Inside Out” Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon – WINNER
“Legend of the Neverbeast” Jason Henkel
“Pixies” Brad Gilmore
Past Artios Award winners include the casting directors of: “Wolf of Wall Street,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Boyhood,” “Argo,” and many more. Previous attendees and presenters have included critically acclaimed actors, such as: Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Kerry Washington, Patricia Arquette, Jonah Hill, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Biggs, Gina Rodriguez and more.
“Artios” is an ancient Greek word meaning “perfectly fitted” and the adjective is always used in the plural form.
About the Casting Society of America
The Casting Society of America (CSA) was founded in February of 1982 with the intention of establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the casting field and providing its members with a support organization to further their goals and protect their common interests. CSA currently boasts more than 600 members. CSA Casting Directors and Associates work around the world, with members based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. The CSA is a global resource for producers, directors and creative teams seeking casting professionals, while promoting the image of casting directors and associates worldwide, engaging in a number of charitable activities, and supporting its members by sharing important and helpful professional information. For more information on the Casting Society of America, please visit CastingSociety.com.