Casting Society of America: Artios Awards winners include ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’

The casting branch of the academy is only three years old and doesn’t have an Oscar category of its own. However, the Casting Society of America has been handing out the Artios Awards for 32 years (“Artios” is from the ancient Greek meaning “perfectly fitted.”). This year’s awards took place on Thursday (Jan. 20) on both coasts. At the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, winners included all three Oscar frontrunners for Best Picture: “La La Land,” “‘Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea.” (see full winners below).

In addition to the six film categories listed below, the Artios Awards also honored Annette Bening with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. Casting director Nina Gold was bestowed with the Hoyt Bowers Award. And in Gotham, the Public Theater received the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award.

Last year big budget winners were the comedy “The Big Short” and the drama “Straight Outta Compton.” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and “Room” took the equivalent prizes in the independent division.

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BIG BUDGET COMEDY
“Deadpool”
Ronna Kress, Jennifer Page (Location Casting), Corinne Clark (Location Casting)

“Hail, Caesar!”
Ellen Chenoweth, Susanne Scheel (Associate)

X – “La La Land”
Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood

“Rules Don’t Apply”
David Rubin, Melissa Pryor (Associate)

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”
Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Jo Edna Boldin (Location Casting), Conrad Woolfe (Associate), Marie A.K. McMaster (Associate)

BIG BUDGET DRAMA
“Arrival”
Francine Maisler, Lucie Robitaille (Location Casting)

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Fiona Weir, Jim Carnahan (Location Casting)

X – “Hidden Figures
Victoria Thomas, Jackie Burch (Location Casting), Bonnie Grisan (Associate)

“Nocturnal Animals”
Francine Maisler

“The Girl on the Train”
Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Joey Montenarello (Associate), Adam Richards (Associate)

STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT COMEDY
“20th Century Women”
Laura Rosenthal, Mark Bennett

“Bad Moms”
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)

“Café Society”
Juliet Taylor, Patricia DiCerto, Meghan Rafferty (Associate)

X – “Hell or High Water
Richard Hicks, Jo Edna Boldin, Chris Redondo (Associate), Marie A.K. McMaster (Associate)

“The Edge of Seventeen”
Melissa Kostenbauder, Coreen Mayrs (Location Casting), Heike Brandstatter (Location Casting)

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STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT DRAMA
Captain Fantastic”
Jeanne McCarthy, Angelique Midthunder (Location Casting), Amey Rene (Location Casting)

“Jackie”
Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Jessica Kelly (Location Casting)

“Lion”
Kirsty McGregor

“Loving”
Francine Maisler, Erica Arvold (Location Casting), Anne N. Chapman (Location Casting), Michelle Kelly (Associate)

X – “Manchester By the Sea”
Douglas Aibel, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

LOW BUDGET COMEDY or DRAMA
“Christine”
Douglas Aibel, Stephanie Holbrook, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting), Blair Foster (Associate)

“Goat”
Susan Shopmaker, D. Lynn Meyers (Location Casting)

“Hello, My Name is Doris”
Sunday Boling, Meg Morman

X – “Moonlight”
Yesi Ramirez

“White Girl”
Jessica Daniels

ANIMATION
Finding Dory”
Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

X – “Moana
Jamie Sparer Roberts, Rachel Sutton (Location Casting)

“The Jungle Book”
Sarah Halley Finn, Tamara Hunter (Associate)

“The Little Prince”
Sarah Halley Finn, Tamara Hunter (Associate)

“Zootopia”
Jamie Sparer Roberts

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Gold Derby was on the red carpet for this casting awards event. Click on any name below to watch each of our brief interviews, including winners Yesi Ramirez (‘Moonlight’) and Jamie Sparer Roberts and Rachel Sutton (‘Moana’).

Yesi Ramirez, “Moonlight” casting director

Jamie Sparer Roberts and Rachel Sutton, “Moana” and “Zootopia” casting directors

Samantha Isler (‘Captain Fantastic’), presenter

Marsai Martin (‘Black-ish’), presenter

Missi Pyle (‘Notorious’), presenter

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