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Tuesday, 27 September 2011 07:35

Casting Society of America Announces Winners of 27th Annual Artio Awards for Achievement in Casting



{module ad_left_body}New York, NY — (9/26/2011) The Casting Society of America has announced winners of the
27th Annual Artios Awards®. The bi-coastal award ceremonies were held in Los Angeles at The
Beverly Hilton Hotel and at the District 36 in New York.

Presented yearly for outstanding achievement in casting, awards are given on the criteria of
originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. The term "Artios"
is from the ancient Greek word meaning "perfectly fitted."

Each year, in addition to the awards presented to casting directors for their achievements in Theatre,
Television and Film casting, the Casting Society of America also recognizes industry notables with a
Career Achievement Award, given in recognition of the recipient's contribution to the industry
as a whole and their inclusion of the casting director in the overall creative process; The New York
Apple Award, given in recognition from the casting community to an individual who has made a
special commitment to the New York entertainment industry through collaboration with casting
directors; and bestows the Hoyt Bowers Award on one of its own, given for outstanding
contribution to the casting profession. Hoyt Bowers was a brilliant casting director and a supportive
mentor. He created an atmosphere in which creativity could flourish.

This year's honorees are: in NY, Academy Award®-winner Whoopi Goldberg took home the New
York Apple Award,; and in LA, Dick Wolf received the Career Achievement Award, and Meg
Liberman, the Hoyt Bowers Award,

In New York, the ceremony was hosted by Michael Urie and the award presenters were Justin
Bartha, Bobby Canavale, Alan Cumming, Rachel Griffths, Jonathan Groff, Mamie
Gummer, John Larroquette, Lucy Liu, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Patina Miller, Hunter
Parrish, Lily Rabe, Daniel Radcliffe, Brooke Shields, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bernard
Telsey, and Ben Walker. Mike Nichols was on hand to present the 2011 New York Apple Award
to Whoopi Goldberg.

The Los Angeles ceremony was hosted by Nicole Sullivan, and the award presenters were Jason
Alexander, Bryan Cranston, Darren Criss, Freddy Rodriguez, Octavia Spencer, Hailee
Steinfeld, and Olivia Wilde. Shaun Cassidy was on hand to present the Hoyt Bowers Award to
Meg Liberman, and Alana de la Garza presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dick

The Artios Awards® were first given in 1985 to honor excellence in casting and the ceremony was
held in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, and was attended by 500 industry leaders. The
first New York awards were given in 1988.

The CSA is the premiere organization of theatrical casting directors in film, television, and theatre,
and is passionately committed to establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the
industry, enhancing the stature of the profession in the industry, freely exchanging information and
ideas among members, providing the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of its -
members, and providing members with professional support and resources. CSA members are a
united professional society that consistently set the level of professionalism in casting on which the
entertainment industry has come to rely. With more than 425 members, the CSA has representation
not only in the United States, but also in Canada, England, and Australia. For more information, or
to become a member, visit

2011 Artios Award Winners for Outstanding Achievement in Casting (Winners in bold)

Big Budget Feature – Drama
"The Fighter," Sheila Jaffe, Angela Peri (Location Casting)
"Inception," John Papsidera
"The Social Network," Laray Mayfield
"The Town," Lora Kennedy, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting)
"True Grit," Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel Tenner, JoEdna Boldin (Location Casting)

Big Budget Feature – Comedy
"How Do You Know," Francine Maisler, Lynn Kressel (Location Casting)
"Morning Glory," Ellen Lewis *
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," Francine Maisler *
"Red," Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood, Craig Fincannon (Location Casting), Lisa Mae
Fincannon (Location Casting), Robin D. Cook (Location Casting)

"Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," Jennifer Euston, Robin D. Cook *

Feature – Studio or Independent – Drama
"Animal Kingdom," Kirsty McGregor
"Barney's Version," Pam Dixon, Nina Gold, Andrea Kenyon (Location Casting) *
"Black Swan," Mary Vernieu
"The Conspirator," Avy Kaufman, Jackie Burch (Location Casting)
"The King's Speech," Nina Gold

Feature – Studio or Independent – Comedy
"Easy A," Lisa Miller Katz
"I Love You Phillip Morris," Bernard Telsey
"It's Kind of a Funny Story," Cindy Tolan
"The Kids Are All Right," Laura Rosenthal, Liz Dean (Los Angeles Casting)
"Soul Surfer," Joey Paul Jensen *

Low Budget Feature – Drama/Comedy
"Blue Valentine," Cindy Tolan, Richard Hicks (LA Casting Consultant), David Rubin (LA Casting
"Kaboom," Johanna Ray, Jenny Jue
"Lovely, Still," Eyde Belasco *
"Night Catches Us," Lois Drabkin *
"Winter's Bone," Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee *

Animation Feature
"Alpha and Omega," Bernie Van De Yacht
"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," Kristy Carlson *
"Rio," Christian Kaplan
"Tangled," Jamie Sparer Roberts
"Toy Story 3," Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

Daytime Drama Series
"All My Children," Judy Blye Wilson
"Days of Our Lives," Marnie Saitta
"General Hospital," Mark Teschner

Television Pilot Drama
"Boardwalk Empire," Ellen Lewis
"Game of Thrones," Nina Gold *
"The Killing," Junie Lowry Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Stuart Aikins (Location Casting), Sean Cossey
(Location Casting)
"Shameless," John Frank Levey *
"The Walking Dead," Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Craig
Fincannon (Location Casting)

Television Pilot Comedy
"The Big C," Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson
"Hot in Cleveland," Collin Daniel, Brett Greenstein
"Mike & Molly," Nikki Valko, Ken Miller
"Mr. Sunshine," Francine Maisler
"Raising Hope," Dava Waite Peaslee

Television Series Drama
"Dexter," Shawn Dawson
"The Good Wife," Mark Saks
"Mad Men," Carrie Audino, Laura Schiff
"Game of Thrones," Nina Gold *
"In Treatment," Junie Lowry-Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Julie Tucker (NY Casting), Ross Meyerson
(NY Casting)

Television Series Comedy
"The Big C," Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson
"Community," Dava Waite Peaslee
"Glee," Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson & Carol Kritzer
"Modern Family," Jeff Greenberg
"Nurse Jackie," Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson

Television Movie / Mini Series
"Cinema Verite," Randi Hiller
"God in America," Paul Fouquet, Elissa Myers
"Mildred Pierce," Laura Rosenthal
"Marry Me," Gillian O'Neill, Mark Fincannon (Location Casting), Sharon Fincannon (Location
Casting) *
"Too Big To Fail," Alexa L. Fogel, Christine Kromer

Children's Series
"Hannah Montana," Howard Meltzer, Carol Goldwasser
"iCarly," Krisha Bullock
"The Suite Life on Deck," Dana Gergely, Brandi Brice
"True Jackson, VP," Harriet Greenspan
"Wizards of Waverly Place," Ruth Lambert, Robert McGee

Television Animation
"The Backyardigans," Leslie Zaslower *
"Bubble Guppies," Leslie Zaslower *
"Go Diego Go," Leslie Zaslower *
"The Penguins of Madagascar," Sarah Noonan, Meredith Layne
"Spongebob Squarepants," Sarah Noonan *

Short Film
"California Romanza," Randi Hiller, Tamara-Lee Notcutt
"The Candy Shop," Mark Fincannon
"Efrain," Billy DaMota *
"Neighbors," Robin Lippin
"Ollie Klublershturf vs. The Nazis," Alyssa Weisberg
"Sodales," Randi Hiller, Tamara-Lee Notcutt
"The Thief," Randi Hiller, Tamara-Lee Notcutt
"Yearbook," James Calleri

New York Broadway Theatre – Drama
"Jerusalem," Jim Carnahan *
"Lombardi," Laura Stanczyk
"The Normal Heart," Bernard Telsey, Will Cantler
"That Championship Season," Cindy Tolan
"War Horse," Daniel Swee

New York Broadway Theatre – Comedy
"A Free Man of Color," Daniel Swee
"Arcadia," Jim Carnahan
"Good People," David Caparelliotis
"La Bete," Jim Carnahan *
"Mrs. Warren's Profession," Jim Carnahan, Carrie Gardner

New York Broadway Theatre – Musical
"Anything Goes," Jim Carnahan *
"The Book of Mormon," Carrie Gardner
"Catch Me If You Can," Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff, Craig Burns
"How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Tara Rubin, Merri Sugarman, Eric Woodall,
Laura Schutzel
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," Bernard Telsey

New York Theatre – Comedy/Musical
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," Rachel Hoffman
"By The Way, Meet Vera Stark," Mele Nagler
"The Grand Manner," Daniel Swee
"Hairspray," Craig Burns
"School for Lies," James Calleri
"Tigers Be Still," Carrie Gardner
"Trust," Mele Nagler

New York Theatre – Drama
"Angels in America," Will Cantler
"The Hallway Trilogy," James Calleri
"Other Desert Cities," Daniel Swee
"The Other Place," Bernard Telsey, Will Cantler
"Three Sisters," James Calleri

Regional Theatre East
"A Delicate Balance," Tara Rubin, Laura Schutzel, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman
"Antony and Cleopatra" Will Cantler
"Every Tongue Confess," Alaine Alldaffer *
"Follies," Laura Stanczyk
"Ruined," Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, Laura Schutzel *

Regional Theatre West
"August: Osage County," Samantha Barrie
"Circle Mirror Transformation," Joanne DeNaut
"Leap of Faith," Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff
"Little Miss Sunshine," Bernard Telsey
"Tales of the City," David Caparelliotis

Los Angeles Theatre
"The Cradle Will Rock," Scott David, Erica Silverman
"Gigi," Amy Lieberman
"Kiss Me, Kate," Amy Lieberman
"Much Ado About Nothing," Michael Donovan
"The Temperamentals," Scott David, Erica Silverman

Dick Wolf

Meg Liberman

Whoopi Goldberg

* Shared Credit with Non-CSA Casting Director(s)