"Borat," "Chicago 7," "Minari" Among Feature Winners At Casting Society's Artios Awards
A scene from “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (photo by Nico Tavernise/courtesy of Netflix)
TV honorees include "Euphoria," "Normal People," "Succession," "The Great," "What We Do In The Shadows"
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Casting Society of America honored excellence in casting across feature films, television and theatre on Thursday evening (4/15) at the 36th Annual Artios Awards.  This marked the competition’s first ever worldwide virtual ceremony. 

Film winners included Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Minari, One Night in Miami..., Soul, The Forty-Year-Old Version, The Surrogate and The Trial of The Chicago 7.

Among the TV honorees were A Black Lady Sketch Show, Euphoria, Normal People, Queer Eye, Succession, The Great and What We Do In The Shadows.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown hosted the star-studded award ceremony, which included tributes to legendary casting directors Lynn Stalmaster and Mike Fenton, who both passed this year.

Special honorees included The Actors Fund receiving the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award. The Hoyt Bowers Award went to Robi Reed and Tara Rubin, the first time two casting directors were honored for this award. The European Chapter Artios Awards also made presentations tonight to Suzanne Smith with the Capelier-Shaw Award for Excellence in Casting. Duncan Heath, co-chairman of the Independent Talent Group, and Donmar Warehouse, each received the Contribution To Industry Award.  The Associate Spotlight Award was presented to associate casting director’s Michael Rios and Gianna Butler. 

Russell boast and Rich Mento, co-presidents of the Casting Society of America, jointly stated, “Tonight’s Artios Award ceremony once again celebrated the enormous contributions that our members bring to a global entertainment community. We are extremely proud to congratulate this evening’s well-deserved winners and honorees. CSA is committed to working tirelessly to further the conversation of recognition for all of our craft’s work, and are proud of the collective achievements made in recent years.”

Here’s a full category-by-category rundown of the evening’s winners:


SOUL - Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum (Associate)

Big Budget - Comedy

Big Budget - Drama
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 – Francine Maisler, Mia Cusumano (Location Casting), Jennifer Rudnicke (Location Casting), Mickie Pascal (Location Casting), Kathy Driscoll-Mohler (Associate), Molly Rose (Associate), AJ Links (Associate)

Studio Or Independent - Comedy
THE 40-YEAR OLD VERSION – Jessica Daniels

Studio Or Independent - Drama
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... – Kimberly R. Hardin, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting)

Low Budget - Comedy Or Drama
MINARI – Julia Kim, Chris Freihofer (Location Casting)

Micro Budget - Comedy Or Drama


Television Pilot and First Season - Comedy
THE GREAT – Rose Wicksteed

Television Pilot and First Season - Drama
EUPHORIA – Mary Vernieu, Jessica Kelly, Jennifer Venditti, Bret Howe (Associate)

Television Series - Comedy 
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – Gayle Keller, Jenny Lewis (Location Casting), Sara Kay (Location Casting), Emer O’Callaghan (Associate)

Television Series - Drama
SUCCESSION – Avy Kaufman

Limited Series
NORMAL PEOPLE – Louise Kiely

Film, Non-Theatrical Release
BAD EDUCATION – Ellen Lewis, Kate Sprance

Live Television Performance, Variety Or Sketch Comedy

Children’s Pilot and Series (Live Action)
THE BABYSITTER’S CLUB – Amber Horn, Danielle Aufiero, Tiffany Mak (Location Casting)

Television Animation
BIG MOUTH – Julie Ashton

Reality Series
QUEER EYE – Danielle Gervais, Beyhan Oguz, Pamela Vallarelli,
Ally Capriotti Grant (Location Casting)

Short Film
NETUSER – Stephanie Klapper

Short Form Series
#FREERAYSHAWN – Jessica Kelly, Mary Vernieu, Brent Caballero (Location Casting)


New York Broadway Theatre - Play
SLAVE PLAY – Taylor WIlliams

New York Broadway Theatre - Musical
TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL – Patrick Goodwin, Bernard Telsey, Lauren Harris (Associate)

New York Broadway Theatre - Revival, Play
A SOLDIER’S PLAY – Jim Carnahan

New York Theatre - Play
ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS – Will Cantler, Destiny Lilly

New York Theatre - Musical 

Regional Theatre - Play
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD – Jim Carnahan, Alexandre Bleau 

Regional Theatre - Musical
SIX - Tara Rubin, Peter Van Dam

Los Angeles Theatre
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Ryan Bernard Tymensky

Special Theatrical Performance
PRIDE PLAYS – James Calleri, Erica Jensen, Paul Davis

Theatre Tours
THE BAND’S VISIT – Tara Rubin, Peter Van Dam


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