The Casting Society (CSA) honored excellence in casting across feature films, television, and theater at the 38th Annual Artios Awards on Thursday, with ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York, and London.
Yvette Nicole Brown hosted in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton, while the New York ceremony was hosted by Amber Ruffin at the Edison Ballroom, and the London ceremony was hosted by Gordon Griffin M.B.E at the Union Club. The star-studded award ceremonies are CSA’s first in-person celebrations in three years and over 1,500 guests joined in the festivities between the three locations.
The night’s big winners included The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin, while A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once took home the Zeitgeist Award. Meanwhile, on the TV side, winners included Abbott Elementary, Hacks, Succession, and Yellowjackets. So all in all, it was mostly the usual suspects who won, but I’ll leave you to be the judge, as the full list of winners at this year’s Artios Awards can be found below:
2023 ARTIOS AWARDS – FEATURE FILM WINNERS
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On – Jessica Kelly, Kate Geller (Associate Casting Director)
BIG BUDGET – COMEDY
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical – Lucy Bevan, Emily Brockmann
BIG BUDGET – DRAMA
The Fabelmans – Cindy Tolan, Nicholas Petrovich (Associate Casting Director)
LOW BUDGET – COMEDY OR DRAMA
Emily the Criminal – Chelsea Ellis Bloch, Marisol Roncali
MICRO BUDGET – COMEDY OR DRAMA
The Same Storm – Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Adam Caldwell, Karyn Casl (Associate Casting Director)
STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – COMEDY
Catherine Called Birdy – Nina Gold, Catriona Dickie
STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – DRAMA
The Banshees of Inisherin – Louise Kiely
THE ZEITGEIST AWARD
Everything Everywhere All at Once – Sarah Halley Finn, Djinous Rowling (Associate Casting Director)
2023 ARTIOS AWARDS – TELEVISION, THEATER, SHORT FILM, SHORT FORM SERIES WINNERS
FILM, NON-THEATRICAL RELEASE
The Harder They Fall – Victoria Thomas, Jo Edna Boldin (Location Casting), Marie K. McMaster (Associate Casting Director)
TELEVISION PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – COMEDY
Abbott Elementary – Wendy O’Brien
TELEVISION PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – DRAMA
Yellowjackets – Junie Lowry Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Corinne Clark (Location Casting), Jennifer Page (Location Casting), Josh Ropiequet (Associate Casting Director)
TELEVISION SERIES COMEDY
Hacks – Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera Hallman, Anna Mayworm (Associate Casting Director)
TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Succession – Avy Kaufman, Lilia Hartmann Trapani (Location Casting), Harrison Nesbit (Associate Casting Director)
LIVE TELEVISION PERFORMANCE VARIETY OR SKETCH – COMEDY, DRAMA or MUSICAL
Annie Live! – Bernard Telsey, Patrick Goodwin
Dopesick – Avy Kaufman, Erica Arvold (Location Casting), Scotty Anderson (Associate Casting Director), Dustin Presley (Associate Casting Director)
CHILDREN’S PILOT AND SERIES (LIVE ACTION)
The Baby-Sitters Club – Danielle Aufiero, Amber Horn, Tiffany Mak (Location Casting), Leigh Ann Smith (Associate Casting Director)
Big Mouth – Julie Ashton
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Goloka Bolte, Ethan Petersen
The F Word – Rachel Reiss
SHORT FORM SERIES
State of the Union – Kathleen Chopin, John Ort
NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATER – COMEDY OR DRAMA
Take Me Out – Jim Carnahan, Jason Thinger (Associate Casting Director)
NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATER – MUSICAL
Company – Cindy Tolan, Nicholas Petrovich
NEW YORK THEATER – COMEDY OR DRAMA – TIE
Fairycakes – Adam Caldwell, Destiny Lilly, Charlie Hano (Associate Casting Director)
Wish You Were Here – Karyn Casl
NEW YORK THEATER – MUSICAL
Trevor – Tara Rubin, Merri Sugarman
School Girls: Or the African Mean Girls Play – Lauren Port, Rachael Jimenez (Associate Casting Director)
LOS ANGELES THEATER
A Christmas Carol – Jim Carnahan, Jillian Cimini, Jason Thinger (Associate Casting Director)
SPECIAL THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE
The Life – Destiny Lilly, Charlie Hano (Associate Casting Director)
Six the Musical – Tara Rubin, Peter Van Dam, Kevin Metzger-Timson (Associate Casting Director)
Tonight’s special honorees included EGOT winner Rita Moreno, who was presented with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement during the ceremony by Glynn Turman, her co-star in 80 For Brady.
Leslee Feldman, the Head of Casting at Amblin Partners, received the Hoyt Bowers Award for excellence in casting and outstanding contribution to the casting profession, which was presented to her by Octavia Spencer. A special video tribute by Steven Spielberg was shown during her presentation.
Black Theatre United was presented with the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award, an annual recognition from the casting community to individuals or organizations that have made a special commitment to the New York entertainment industry through their collaboration with casting professionals. Tony Award-winner LaChanze accepted the award on behalf of BTU. Her daughter, Tony Award-nominee Celia Rose Gooding, presented the award.
Jessica Sherman, an award-winning casting director, received the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award for her outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes that have, in turn, supported the casting community. April Webster presented that award.
Simone Bär posthumously received the 2023 European Capelier-Shaw Award for Excellence in Casting. This award is named in honor of legendary European casting directors Margot Capelier and Rose Tobias Shaw, and is given annually in recognition of casting as well as unique contributions to the craft. Bär’s casting partner, Alexandra Montag, accepted the award in London, while Lora Kennedy presented the award in Los Angeles.
The Associated Casting Director/Unscripted Casting Producer Spotlight Award went to Joy Gordo (Los Angeles), Jenn Noyes (New York), and Martin Ware (London). Gordo is the first unscripted member to receive this honor, which she received from presenter Erin Tomasello. Noyes, who is technically based in Chicago, is the first regional member to receive this honor, which she received from presenter Christal Karge. As for Ware, he’s the first European member to receive this honor, which he was presented by Nina Gold.
Elsewhere, United Agents (London) received the Creative Collaboration Award from the European Board of Governors. The award is given in recognition of significant and outstanding creative or professional contributions to the entertainment industry, including distinctive support of casting professionals or the art and craft of casting.
The star-studded list of presenters and special guests in Los Angeles included Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ghosts), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Hong Chau (The Whale), Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird), Andrew Leeds (Barry), Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary), Sam Richardson (The Afterparty), Britt Robertson (The Rookie), Glynn Turman (How To Get Away With Murder), and Tuc Watkins (The Boys in the Band).
Talent presenters in New York included And Just Like That stars Sarita Choudhury and Nicole Ari Parker, plus Jordan E. Cooper (Ain’t No Mo’), Rory Culkin (Under the Banner of Heaven), Khris Davis (Death of a Salesman), Tony Award winners Katie Finneran (Promises, Promises) and Katrina Lenk (Company), Tony nominee Raul Esparza (Company), Celia Rose Gooding (Jagged Little Pill), Peppermint (Harlem), Morgan Spector (The Gilded Age), Chris Sullivan (This Is Us), and Kuhoo Verma (Fairycakes).
“This evening was fantastic, from New York to London to Los Angeles, celebrating our peers and recognizing their hard work and masterfulness in their craft across film, television and theatre,” CSA president Destiny Lilly said in a statement. “We are continuing to see changes and advancements in the industry to recognize our craft and tonight’s celebration fortifies our commitment and urge to move our mission forward. And we couldn’t do it without actors. They are our craft.”
The show’s writers were Jeannie Roshar, Gary Anthony Williams, and Jordan Black in Los Angeles, and Amber Ruffin in New York. Voiceovers were provided by Sylvia Villagran and Barry Heins in Los Angeles and Malikha Mallette in New York, while John McGee handled graphic design for the Artios Awards.