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Casting Nominees Announced

The Casting Society of America announced their nominees for the 27th Annual Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting, and it includes many of this year's Oscar-nominated films and Emmy-nominated series. The film awards, in particular, are broken down not only into comedy and drama, but studio and independent, which means low-budget features like "Lovely, Still" don't have to compete against behemoths like "Inception." Full list of nominees/press release after the jump. Winners will be announced at a bi-coastal ceremony on Sept. 26.

--Jenelle Riley



The Casting Society of America will fête their own on Monday, September 26, 2011, at the 27th Annual Artios Awards®. The award ceremonies will be held simultaneously at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (reception will commence at 5:45 p.m. PDT) and at District 36 in New York (reception will commence at 5:30 p.m. EDT). For ticket information, please call (212) 868-1260, or (323) 463-1925, or visit [email protected].
Presented yearly for outstanding achievement in casting, awards are given on the criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project.  The term “Artios” is from the ancient Greek word meaning “perfectly fitted.” 

Each year, in addition to the awards presented to casting directors for their achievements in Theatre, Television, and Film casting, the Casting Society of America also recognizes industry notables with the New York Apple Award (given by the casting community in recognition of an individual who has made a special commitment to the New York entertainment industry through their collaboration with casting directors), a Career Achievement Award (recognizing the recipient’s contribution to the industry as a whole, and their inclusion of the casting director in the overall creative process), and the Hoyt Bowers Award (for outstanding contribution to the casting profession; Hoyt Bowers was a brilliant casting director and a supportive mentor who created an atmosphere in which creativity could flourish).  This year’s honorees are:  in NY, Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg will take home the New York Apple Award; and in LA, Dick Wolf will receive the Career Achievement Award, and Meg Liberman, the Hoyt Bowers Award.  
The Artios Awards were first given in 1985 to honor excellence in casting and the ceremony was held in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, and was attended by 500 industry leaders.  The first New York awards were given in 1988.  

The CSA is the premiere organization of theatrical casting directors in film, television, and theatre, and  is  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. CSA members are a united  professional  society  that  consistently set the level of professionalism in casting on which the entertainment industry has come to rely.  With more than 500 members, the CSA has representation not only in the United States, but also in Canada, Europe, England, Australia, and South Africa.  For more information, or to become a member, visit www.castingsociety.com.
2011 Artios Award Nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Casting
Big Budget Feature – Drama
“The Fighter,” Sheila Jaffe, Angela Peri (Location Casting)
“Inception,” John Papsidera
“The Social Network,” Laray Mayfield
“The Town,” Lora Kennedy, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting)
“True Grit,” Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel Tenner, JoEdna Boldin (Location Casting)
Big Budget Feature – Comedy
“How Do You Know,” Francine Maisler, Lynn Kressel (Location Casting)
“Morning Glory,” Ellen Lewis  *
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Francine Maisler  *
“Red,” Deborah Aquila, Mary Tricia Wood, Craig Fincannon (Location Casting), Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Robin D. Cook (Location Casting)
“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” Jennifer Euston, Robin D. Cook  *
Feature – Studio or Independent  Drama
“Animal Kingdom,” Kirsty McGregor
“Barney’s Version,” Pam Dixon, Nina Gold, Andrea Kenyon (Location Casting)  *
“Black Swan,” Mary Vernieu
“The Conspirator,” Avy Kaufman, Jackie Burch (Location Casting)
“The King’s Speech,” Nina Gold
Feature – Studio or Independent  Comedy
“Easy A,” Lisa Miller Katz
“I Love You Phillip Morris,” Bernard Telsey
“It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” Cindy Tolan
“The Kids Are All Right,” Laura Rosenthal, Liz Dean (Los Angeles Casting)
“Soul Surfer,” Joey Paul Jensen  *

Low Budget Feature – Drama/Comedy
“Blue Valentine,” Cindy Tolan, Richard Hicks (LA Casting Consultant), David Rubin (LA Casting Consultant) 
“Kaboom,” Johanna Ray, Jenny Jue
“Lovely, Still,”  Eyde Belasco  *
“Night Catches Us,” Lois Drabkin  *
“Winter’s Bone,” Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee  *
Animation Feature 
Alpha and Omega,” Bernie Van De Yacht
“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” Kristy Carlson  *
“Rio,” Christian Kaplan
“Tangled,” Jamie Sparer Roberts
“Toy Story 3,” Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon
Daytime Drama Series
“All My Children,” Judy Blye Wilson
“Days of Our Lives,” Marnie Saitta
“General Hospital,” Mark Teschner
Television Pilot Drama
“Boardwalk Empire,” Ellen Lewis
“Game of Thrones,” Nina Gold  *
“The Killing,” Junie Lowry Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Stuart Aikins (Location Casting), Sean Cossey (Location Casting)
“Shameless,” John Frank Levey  *
“The Walking Dead,” Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Craig Fincannon (Location Casting)
Television Pilot Comedy
“The Big C,” Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson
“Hot in Cleveland,” Collin Daniel, Brett Greenstein
“Mike & Molly,” Nikki Valko, Ken Miller
“Mr. Sunshine,” Francine Maisler
“Raising Hope,” Dava Waite Peaslee
Television Series Drama
“Dexter,” Shawn Dawson
“The Good Wife,” Mark Saks
“Mad Men,” Carrie Audino, Laura Schiff
“Game of Thrones,” Nina Gold  *
“In Treatment,” Junie Lowry Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Julie Tucker (NY Casting), 
Ross Meyerson (NY Casting)
Television Series Comedy
“The Big C,” Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson
“Community,” Dava Waite Peaslee 
“Glee,” Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson & Carol Kritzer
“Modern Family,” Jeff Greenberg
“Nurse Jackie,” Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson
Television Movie / Mini Series
“Cinema Verite,” Randi Hiller
“God in America,” Paul Fouquet, Elissa Myers
“Mildred Pierce,” Laura Rosenthal
“Marry Me,” Gillian O’Neill, Mark Fincannon (Location Casting), Sharon Fincannon (Location Casting)  *
“Too Big To Fail,” Alexa L. Fogel, Christine Kromer
Children’s Series 
“Hannah Montana,” Howard Meltzer, Carol Goldwasser 
“iCarly,” Krisha Bullock
“The Suite Life on Deck,” Dana Gergely, Brandi Brice
“True Jackson, VP,” Harriet Greenspan
“Wizards of Waverly Place,” Ruth Lambert, Robert McGee
Television Animation 
“The Backyardigans,” Leslie Zaslower  *
“Bubble Guppies,” Leslie Zaslower  *
“Go Diego Go,” Leslie Zaslower  *
“The Penguins of Madagascar,” Sarah Noonan, Meredith Layne
“Spongebob Squarepants,” Sarah Noonan  *
Short Film
“California Romanza,” Randi Hiller, Tamara-Lee Notcutt
“The Candy Shop,” Mark Fincannon
“Efrain,” Billy DaMota  *
“Neighbors,” Robin Lippin
“Yearbook,” James Calleri
Ollie Klublershturf vs. The Nazis,” Alyssa Weisberg
Sodales,” Randi Hiller, Tamara-Lee Notcutt
“The Thief,” Randi Hiller, Tamara-Lee Notcutt
New York Broadway Theatre – Drama
“Jerusalem,” Jim Carnahan  *
“Lombardi,” Laura Stanczyk
“The Normal Heart,” Bernard Telsey, Will Cantler
“That Championship Season,” Cindy Tolan
“War Horse,”  Daniel Swee
New York Broadway Theatre – Comedy
“A Free Man of Color,” Daniel Swee
“Arcadia,” Jim Carnahan
“Good People,” David Caparelliotis
“La Bete,” Jim Carnahan  *
“Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” Jim Carnahan, Carrie Gardner
New York Broadway Theatre – Musical 
“Anything Goes,” Jim Carnahan  *
“The Book of Mormon,” Carrie Gardner
“Catch Me If You Can,” Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff, Craig Burns
“How To  Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Tara Rubin, Merri Sugarman, Eric Woodall, Laura Schutzel
“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” Bernard Telsey
New York Theatre Comedy/Musical
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Rachel Hoffman
“By The Way, Meet Vera Stark,” Mele Nagler
 “The Grand Manner,” Daniel Swee
“Hairspray,” Craig Burns
 “School for Lies,” James Calleri
 “Tigers Be Still,” Carrie Gardner
New York Theatre Drama
“Angels in America,” Will Cantler
“The Hallway Trilogy,” James Calleri
“Other Desert Cities,” Daniel Swee
“The Other Place,” Bernard Telsey, Will Cantler
 “Three Sisters,” James Calleri
Regional Theatre East
“A Delicate Balance,” Tara Rubin, Laura Schutzel, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman
“Antony and Cleopatra” Will Cantler
“Every Tongue Confess,” Alaine Alldaffer  *
“Follies,” Laura Stanczyk
Ruined,”  Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, Laura Schutzel  *
Regional Theatre West
“August: Osage County,” Samantha Barrie
 “Circle Mirror Transformation,” Joanne DeNaut
“Leap of Faith,” Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff
“Little Miss Sunshine,” Bernie Telsey
“Tales of the City,” David Caparelliotis
Los Angeles Theatre
“The Cradle Will Rock,” Scott David, Erica Silverman
“Gigi,” Amy Lieberman
“Kiss Me, Kate,” Amy Lieberman
“Much Ado About Nothing,” Michael Donovan
“The Temperamentals,”  Scott David, Erica Silverman
Dick Wolf
Meg Liberman
Whoopi Goldberg
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