"Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood," "Jojo Rabbit," "Marriage Story" Among Casting Society's Artios Award Winners
Brad Pitt (from left), Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino in a scene from "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" (photo by Andrew Cooper/courtesy of Sony-Columbia Pictures)
TV honorees include "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Game of Thrones," "When They See Us," "Pose," "Russian Doll"
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Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story and Knives Out were among the feature winners at the Casting Society of America’s 35th Artios Awards honoring excellence in casting across film, TV and theater at gala ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York and London.

The feature competition was also highlighted by a tie in the Animation category between The Lion King and Toy Story 4.

Among the TV winners were Game of Thrones (drama series), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (comedy series), When They See Us (limited series), Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons (live TV performance, variety or sketch comedy). Also honored were the pilot and first seasons of Pose and Russian Doll.

Special honors included Academy Award® winner and industry advocate Geena Davis who received the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, and Emmy®, Grammy® and Tony® Award winner Audra McDonald, who was honored with the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award.

Among the casting directors being recognized were Deborah Aquila, a three-time Artios Award winner for her work on La La Land, My Week with Marilyn and Red, who was presented with The Hoyt Bowers Award, and Andy Pryor, an Emmy nominee and stalwart in the British casting community for his work on projects including Stan & Ollie, Dr. Who, Cold Feet and Call the Midwife, who was honored with the Excellence in Casting Award at the London ceremony.

Here’s a rundown of category winners spanning Features, TV and Short-Format Fare:


The Lion King - casting by Sarah Halley Finn, Jason B. Stamey (Associate)
Toy Story 4 - Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

Big Budget - Comedy
Knives Out - Mary Vernieu, Angela Peri (Location Casting), Brett Howe (Associate)

Big Budget - Drama
Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood - Victoria Thomas

Studio or Independent - Comedy
Jojo Rabbit - Des Hamilton

Studio or Independent - Drama
Marriage Story – Francine Maisler, Douglas Aibel, Kathy Driscoll-Mohler (Associate)

Low Budget - Comedy or Drama
The Last Black Man in San Francisco - Julia Kim, Nina Henninger (Location Casting)

Micro Budget - Comedy or Drama
Skin in the Game - Matthew Lessall

The Zeitgeist Award
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Nina Gold, April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, Angela Young (Associate)


Television Pilot and First Season - Comedy
Russian Doll – Christine Kromer, Andrew Femenella (Associate)

Television Pilot and First Season - Drama
Pose – Alexa L. Fogel, Kathryn Zamora-Benson (Associate), Caitlin D. Jones (Associate)

Television Series Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Cindy Tolan, Juliette Ménager (Location Casting), Anne Davison (Associate)

Television Series Drama
Game of Thrones – Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, Carla Stronge (Location Casting)

Limited Series
When They See Us - Aisha Coley, Billy Hopkins (Location Casting), Ashley Ingram (Location Casting)

Film - Non Theatrical Release
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before - Tamara-Lee Notcutt, Tiffany Mak (Location Casting), Alexis Allen (Associate)

Live Television Performance, Variety or Sketch Comedy
Live In Front of a Studio Audience: All In The Family and The Jeffersons - Marc Hirschfeld, Geralyn Flood, Katrina Wandel George (Associate)

Children’s Pilot and Series (Live Action)
Andi Mack - Amber Horn, Danielle Aufiero, Steven Tylor O’Connor (Associate)

Television Animation
Big Mouth - Julie Ashton-Barson

Reality Series
Queer Eye - Gretchen Palek, Danielle Gervais, Ally Capriotti Grant, Quinn Fegan

Short Film
Skin - Jessica Sherman

Short Form Series
It’s Bruno! - Bess Fifer


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