Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Casting Society of America's 30th Annual Artios Awards – nominations

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has unveiled its feature film nominees for the 30th Annual Artios Awards. Final film ballots have been distributed and votes can be entered at http://www.castingsociety.com/, through Monday, January 12th. All winners for film, television, theater and new media categories will be announced at the 30th Annual Artios Awards on January 22, 2015, during the height of awards season, with award ceremonies to be held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (reception will commence at 6:00 p.m. PT) and at 42WEST (formerly XL Nightclub), Cabaret & Lounge (514 West 42nd Street) in New York (reception will commence at 6:00 p.m. ET).

The bicoastal awards show will be hosted by Patton Oswalt (Los Angeles) and Michael Urie (New York City). The evening will also honor two-time Academy Award®-nominee Richard Linklater (Boyhood) with the Career Achievement Award; Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winning director Rob Marshall (Into the Woods) with the New York Apple Award; and Emmy Award®-winning casting director Ellen Lewis with the Hoyt Bowers Award.

Francine Maisler leads the film contenders with four nominations for her work in casting: Into the Woods, Birdman, 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips. Due to the Artios Awards date change this year, the eligibility period for film projects was expanded for this award ceremony only, to include films released theatrically from July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014.

Across all categories, James Calleri leads with eight nominations (theater categories), followed by Bernard Telsey (television, theater and film categories) and Daniel Swee (theater categories) with seven nominations each.

Feature film nominees announced today include:

Big Budget Comedy
Guardians of the Galaxy – Sarah Finn, Reg Poerscout-Edgerton, Tamara Hunter (Associate)
Into The Woods – Francine Maisler, Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Rachel Tenner, Charlene Lee (Associate), Bess Fifer (Associate)
This is Where I Leave You – Cindy Tolan, Adam Caldwell (Associate)
We’re the Millers – Lisa Beach, Sarah Katzman, Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Jeremy Gordon (Associate), Beth Lipari (Associate), Dana Salerno (Associate)
The Wolf of Wall Street – Ellen Lewis

Big Budget Drama
12 Years a Slave – Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Melissa Kostenbauder (Associate)
American Hustle – Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Angela Peri (Location Casting)
Captain Phillips – Francine Maisler, Donna M. Belajac (Location Casting)
Foxcatcher – Jeanne McCarthy, Rori Bergman (Location Casting), Donna M. Belajac (Location Casting), Matthew Maisto (Associate)
Gone Girl – Laray Mayfield, Annie Hamilton (Location Casting)
Selma – Aisha Coley, Robyn Owen (Associate)

Studio or Independent Comedy
Big Eyes – Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera, Coreen Mayrs (Location Casting), Heike Brandstatter (Location Casting)
Chef – Sarah Finn, Tamara Hunter (Associate)
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Douglas Aibel, Jina Jay, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)
Pride – Fiona Weir
St. Vincent – Laura Rosenthal
Top Five – Victoria Thomas, Matthew Maisto (Associate)

Studio or Independent Drama
Birdman – Francine Maisler
Blue Jasmine – Juliet Taylor, Patricia DiCerto, Nina Henninger (Location Casting)
Dallas Buyers Club – Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Rich Delia, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting), Allison Estrin (Associate)
Inside Llewyn Davis – Ellen Chenoweth, Amelia McCarthy (Associate)
The Theory of Everything – Nina Gold
Whiplash – Terri Taylor

Low Budget Comedy
Adult World – Jennifer Euston
Believe Me – JC Cantu, Beth Sepko (Location Casting)
Dear White People – Kim Taylor-Coleman
The Double – Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)
Space Station 76 – Eric Souliere
Two Night Stand – Angela Demo, Julie Schubert (Location Casting)

Low Budget Drama
Boyhood – Beth Sepko
Cake – Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham
Camp X-Ray – Richard Hicks
Lonely Boy – Howard Meltzer
Short Term 12 – Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Rich Delia, Allison Estrin (Associate)
The Spectacular Now – Angela Demo, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting)

Big Hero 6 – Jamie Sparer Roberts
The Book of Life – Christian Kaplan
Frozen – Jamie Sparer Roberts
Monsters University – Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon
Planes – Jason Henkel
Rio 2 – Christian Kaplan

Past Artios Award winners include the casting directors of: Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, Girls, Homeland, Modern Family, The Mindy Project, House of Cards, The Book of Mormon and Carousel. Previous attendees and presenters have included critically acclaimed talent, such as: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, J.J. Abrams, Neil Patrick Harris, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Kerry Washington, Jeremy Renner, Diane Lane, Aisha Tyler and Marg Helgenberger. ‘Artios’ is an ancient Greek word meaning ‘perfectly fitted’ and the adjective is always used in the plural form.

Previously Announced Nominees for Television, Theater, New Media and Short Film

Television Pilot Comedy
The Goldbergs, Leslie Litt
Looking, Carmen Cuba, Nina Henninger (Location Casting), Bernard Telsey (Location Casting), Wittney Horton (Associate), Abbie Brady-Dalton (Associate)
Mom, Nikki Valko, Ken Miller, Peter Pappas (Associate)
Orange is the New Black, Jennifer Euston
Silicon Valley, Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera

Television Pilot Drama
Halt and Catch Fire, Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Craig Fincannon (Location Casting), Ally Bader (Associate), Jen Ingulli (Associate)
Masters of Sex, Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Junie Lowry Johnson, Libby Goldstein
Ray Donovan, John Papsidera
Sleepy Hollow, Cathy Sandrich Gelfond, Amanda Mackey, Craig Fincannon (Location Casting)
True Detective, Alexa L. Fogel, Christine Kromer, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)

Television Series Comedy
Girls, Jennifer Euston
Modern Family, Jeff Greenberg, Allen Hooper (Associate)
Nurse Jackie, Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson
Orange is the New Black, Jennifer Euston
Veep, Pat Moran (Location Casting)

Television Series Drama
Breaking Bad, Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Kiira Arai (Location Casting), Russell Scott (Associate)
Game of Thrones, Nina Gold
The Good Wife, Mark Saks, John Andrews (Associate)
House of Cards, Laray Mayfield, Julie Schubert
True Detective, Alexa L. Fogel, Christine Kromer, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)

Television Movie or Mini Series
American Horror Story - Coven, Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Eric Souliere (Associate)
Broadchurch, Victor Jenkins, Kelly Valentine Hendry
Fargo, Rachel Tenner, Jackie Lind (Location Casting), Stephanie Gorin (Location Casting), Charlene Lee (Associate)
The Normal Heart, Amanda Mackey, Cathy Sandrich Gelfond, Susanne C. Scheel (Associate)
Treme, Alexa L. Fogel, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Christine Kromer (Associate)

Daytime Drama Series
Days of Our Lives, Marnie Saitta, Bob Lambert (Associate)
General Hospital, Mark Teschner
The Young and the Restless, Judy Blye Wilson, Greg Salmon (Associate)

Children’s Pilot and Series (Live Action)
Austin & Ally, Carol Goldwasser
Dog With a Blog, Carol Goldwasser
Good Luck Charlie, Sally Stiner, Barbie Block
Lab Rats, Howard Meltzer
Sam & Cat, Krisha Bullock, Jennifer K.M. Treadwell (Associate)

Television Animation (Children and Adult)
American Dad!, Linda Lamontagne
Bob’s Burgers, Julie Ashton-Barson
Dora the Explorer, Michelle Levitt, Danielle Pretsfelder
Family Guy, Linda Lamontagne
Robot Chicken, Linda Lamontagne

Web Series
Aim High (Season 2), Matthew Lessall
Backpackers, Stephanie Gorin
Chosen (Seasons 2 & 3), Josh Einsohn
Deadbeat, Adam Caldwell, Cindy Tolan
Mortal Kombat: Legacy (Season 2), Matthew Lessall

Short Film
Aban and Khorshid, Mike Page
All’s Fair, Alyssa Weisberg
Blow Me, Michael Sanford
From the Sky, Stephen Salamunovich
The Hyperglot, Michael Cassara
Wini & George, Linda Phillips Palo

New York Broadway Theater – Comedy
Act One, Daniel Swee
Casa Valentina, David Caparelliotis, Nancy Piccione, Bernard Telsey
Outside Mullingar, Nancy Piccione
The Realistic Joneses, Daniel Swee

New York Broadway Theater – Drama
All the Way, William Cantler, Karyn Casl (Associate)
Betrayal, Cindy Tolan, Adam Caldwell (Associate)
Macbeth, Daniel Swee
Of Mice and Men, James Calleri, Erica Jensen
The Winslow Boy, Jim Carnahan, Stephen Kopel

New York Broadway Theater – Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Jay Binder, Jason Styres
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Stephen Kopel
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, James Calleri, Paul Davis
Les Miserables, Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, Stephanie Gorin, Kaitlin Shaw (Associate), Lindsay Levine (Associate)
Violet, Jim Carnahan, Carrie Gardner, Stephen Kopel

New York Theater – Comedy
American Hero, David Caparelliotis, James Calleri, Paul Davis, Lauren Port (Associate)
Dinner With Friends, Jim Carnahan, Carrie Gardner
Domesticated, Daniel Swee
Hand to God, William Cantler, Karyn Casl (Associate)
Stage Kiss, Alaine Alldaffer

New York Theater – Drama
A Kid Like Jake, Daniel Swee
Choir Boy, Nancy Piccione
The City of Conversation, Daniel Swee
The Hilltown Plays, James Calleri, Paul Davis, Erica Jensen
Romeo and Juliet, James Calleri, Erica Jensen
Tales From Red Vienna, Nancy Piccione

New York Theater – Musical
Heathers the Musical, Sheila Guthrie, Suzanne Goddard-Smythe
Here Lies Love, Tara Rubin, Lindsay Levine (Associate)
Little Miss Sunshine, Bernard Telsey, Patrick Goodwin
South Pacific, Abbie Brady-Dalton, Andrew Femenella
The Threepenny Opera, Tiffany Little Canfield

Regional Theater East
American Hero, James Calleri, Paul Davis
Animal Crackers, James Calleri, Paul Davis
Beaches, Bethany Knox, Cesar A. Rocha (Associate)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Jay Binder, Jack Bowdan, Jason Styres
A Streetcar Named Desire, Tara Rubin, Lindsay Levine (Associate)
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Tara Rubin, Kaitlin Shaw (Associate)

Regional Theater West
A Chorus Line, Jason Styres
Fly, Bernard Telsey, Patrick Goodwin
The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, Amy Potozkin, James Calleri, Paul Davis
Sideways, Tara Rubin, Kaitlin Shaw (Associate)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port (Associate)
The Winter’s Tale, David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port (Associate)

Los Angeles Theater
12 Angry Men, Michael Donovan
Chicago, Margery Simkin, Michael Donovan
Rapture Blister Burn, Alaine Alldaffer
The Sunshine Boys, Jim Carnahan, Mark B. Simon
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Mark B. Simon, Daniel Swee

Special Theatrical Performance East
Anna Nicole: The Opera, Tiffany Little Canfield, Cesar A. Rocha (Associate)
Guys and Dolls, Bernard Telsey, Rachel Hoffman
The Most Happy Fella, Jay Binder, Mark Brandon, Jason Styres
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, Craig Burns, Cesar A. Rocha (Associate)
Titanic, Craig Burns

Theater Tours
Evita, Craig Burns, Cesar A. Rocha (Associate)
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Justin Huff, Andrew Femenella (Associate)
Motown, Bethany Knox, Cesar A. Rocha (Associate)
Once, Jim Carnahan, Stephen Kopel
Peter and the Starcatcher, Jim Carnahan, Jillian Cimini

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, 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.

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