Artios Awards: CODA, Don’t Look Up and West Side Story rewarded by the Casting Society – Below the Line

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Best Picture Nominees CODA, Don’t look up and West Side Story were among the big winners of the 37th edition Artios Rewardswhich held a virtual ceremony hosted by Danielle Pinock Wednesday night.

“We are thrilled to honor these immensely talented, creative and hardworking casting directors tonight. What a wonderful way to start Casting company‘s 40th year by celebrating the invaluable contributions of these extraordinary casting directors to the world of entertainment,” said Kim Williams. President of the Casting Society, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

“It was a huge honor to be invited to host this year’s Artios Awards. I pinch myself again! Being able to celebrate these titans of the industry is a gift I won’t soon forget,” Pinnock said in a statement, adding that she has “always been so inspired by the endless creativity and passion of the directors of casting: by giving actors a platform to share their gifts; and helping creators realize their vision by bringing together the perfect ensemble of performers.

Last year’s biggest blockbuster, Spider-Man: No Coming Home. won this year’s Zeitgeist award, which I think is fair, while the Associate Spotlight award went to cast associates Kimberly Ehrlich and Xavier Rubiano. The Virtual Theater Award was given out this year in place of the Casting Society’s usual theater categories, which are set to return next year.

Looking at these aforementioned Best Picture nominees, CODA made a star of Emily Jones and introduced us to two deaf actors I had never heard of before – Troy Kotsur and Daniel Durant — one of which is about to win a well-deserved Oscar; also, West Side Story is about to bring Ariana DeBose an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and it also introduced moviegoers to Rachel Zeglerwithout speaking about Mike Faist and David Alvarez. Meanwhile, Adam McKay and Francine Maisler brought together a star-studded set for Don’t look up featuring Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Marc Rylance, Cate Blanchettand twice nominated Jonah Hill. Not too shabby if you ask me…


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The full list of Artios Awards winners is available below:

Encanto – Jamie Sparer Roberts, Grace C. Kim (Partner)

Big Budget – Comedy
Don’t look up – Francine Maisler, Kathy Driscoll-Mohler (additional cast), Carolyn Pickman (outside cast), Matt Bouldry (outside cast), Kyle Crand (outside cast), Molly Rose (associate)

Big Budget – Drama
West Side Story – Cindy Tolan, Nicholas Petrovich (Partner)

Studio or Independent – ​​Comedy – TIE
The tender bar – Rachel Tenner, Bess Fifer (Location Cast), Carolyn Pickman (Location Cast), Rick Messina (Associate)

Zola – Kim Taylor Coleman

Studio or Independent – ​​Drama
CODA – Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood, Lisa Zagoria, Angela Peri (Location Cast), Lisa Lobel (Location Cast), Melissa Morris (Associate)

Low Budget – Comedy or Drama
Humans – Ellen Chenoweth, Susanne Scheel (Partner)

Micro Budget – Comedy or Drama
Baby Shiva –Kate Geller

Short film
growing fangs – Jessica Munks, Michael Morlani

The Zeitgeist Prize
Spider-Man: No Coming Home – Sarah Halley Finn, Chase Paris (Outside Cast), Tara Feldstein Bennett (Outside Cast), Molly Doyle (Associate)

Television Pilot and First Season – Comedy
Ted Lasso – Theo Park, Olissa Rogers (Partner)

Television Pilot and First Season – Drama
Lovecraft Country – Kim Taylor-Coleman, Meagan Lewis (Location Cast), Mickie Paskal (Location Cast), Jennifer Rudnicke (Location Cast) Rebecca Carfagna (Associate), AJ Links (Associate)

TV Series – Comedy
Call my agent – Constance Demontoy

TV Series – Drama
Pose – Alexa L. Fogel, Elizabeth Berra (Partner)

Limited series
The Queen’s Bet – Ellen Lewis, Kate Sprance, Olivia Scott-Webb, Tina Gerussi (Location Cast)

Film, non-theatrical release
USA vs. Billie Holiday – Leah Daniels-Butler, Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram, Kevin Scott, Andrea Kenyon (Location Cast), Randi Wells (Location Cast)

Children’s pilot and series (live action)
All that – Nickole Doro, Shayna Sherwood, Devon Brady (Partner)

Animated series
Big mouth –Julie Ashton

Reality Series
weird eye – Danielle Gervais, Pamela Vallarelli, Ally Capriotti Grant

Abbreviated series
Mapleworth murders – Jill Anthony Thomas, Anthony J. Kraus (Partner)

Virtual Theater (exclusive new category for 2022, due to Broadway closure by COVID-19)
The Night of the Tennessee Williams Iguana – Stephanie Klapper

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