The winners of Casting Society of America’s 37th annual Artios Awards were announced on 23rd March during a virtual ceremony. The event was hosted by Ghosts star Danielle Pinnock, and West Side Story ‘s Ariana DeBose and Steven Spielberg. CODA’s Troy Kotsur also made an appearance.
Eight ICDN members were nominated across several categories, with Deborah Aquila winning the category “Studio or Independent – Drama” and Constance Demontoy taking home the award for “Television Series – Comedy”. Congratulations to both, as well as to the other nominees!
The following ICDN members were nominated (or won):
STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – DRAMA CODA (Deborah Aquila)
TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY Call My Agent (Constance Demontoy)
BIG BUDGET – DRAMA King Richard (Avy Kaufman)
LOW BUDGET – COMEDY OR DRAMA The Novice (Matthew Lessall)
SHORT FILM – In France, Michelle Is a Man’s Name (Lana Veenker)
THE ZEITGEIST AWARD – The Matrix Resurrections (Simone Bär – location casting)
THE ZEITGEIST AWARD – The Tomorrow War (Deborah Aquila)
TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY A Black Lady Sketch Show (Victoria Thomas)
LIMITED SERIES Fargo (Francesco Vedovati – location casting)
LIMITED SERIES Mare of Easttown (Avy Kaufman)
SHORT FORM SERIES The Birch (Lana Veenker – location casting)
In October of 1985 the Casting Society of America presented the first-ever Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting at an awards luncheon. Held in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the event was attended by more than 500 industry leaders and seven CSA members were honored for their work in four different casting categories. In 1988, the first Artios Award for theatre casting was presented at a ceremony in New York. Today simultaneous events are held annually in Los Angeles and New York, and members are honored in over twenty different casting categories, for work in Film, Television and Theatre. The criteria are originality, creativity and the contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. Nominees and winners are voted on by members in good standing of the Casting Society.