August 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm #358906
The CSA announced nominees in eight film and 12 theater categories
The new shows “Transparent,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Better Call Saul,” “Empire” and “How to Get Away With Murder” are among the television programs singled out by the Casting Society of America, which announced its television nominees for the 31st Artios Awards on Friday morning.
The CSA revealed nominations in eight television categories and 12 theater categories, as well as for short films and web series.
Television programs that aired between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015 were eligible for the nominations, which go to the casting directors of the shows. Final voting will take place between Aug. 24 and Sept. 8, though the awards will not be handed out until Jan. 21, 2016.
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Voting for the Artios’ feature-film categories will take place in December and January, with final film voting beginning on Jan. 5 and running until Jan. 11.
“Transparent” and “Empire” were the only two shows to receive more than one nomination, with each show being nominated in the Television Series and Television Pilot categories.
Other nominated shows included “Blackish,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in Television Pilot Comedy; “Episodes,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” in Television Series Comedy; “The Affair,” “Better Call Saul,” “Gotham” and “How to Get Away With Murder” in Television Pilot Drama; and “Bloodline,” “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards” and “The Good Wife” in Television Series Drama.
Almost a dozen casting directors received more than one nomination in the television categories, with Linda Lamontagne receiving the most with four separate nods, all in the Television Animation Adult category.
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In the theatrical categories, William Cantler received six separate nominations, while James Calleri and Tara Rubin received five.
TELEVISION PILOT COMEDY
“Blackish” – Alexis Frank Koczara, Christine Smith Shevchenko, Amanda Lenker Doyle (Associate)
“Grace and Frankie” – Tracy Lilienfield, Emily Towler (Associate)
“Jane the Virgin” – Alyson Silverberg, Jonathan Clay Harris
“Transparent” – Eyde Belasco
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – Jennifer Euston, Emer O’Callaghan (Associate)
TELEVISION PILOT DRAMA
“The Affair” – Junie Lowry Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson, Lisa Soltau (Associate)
“Better Call Saul” – Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Russell Scott, Kiira Arai (Location Casting)
“Empire” – Leah Daniels Butler, Claire Simon (Location Casting), Shelby Cherniet (Associate)
“Gotham” – Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Gohar Gazazyan
“How to Get Away with Murder” – Linda Lowy, Diane Heery (Location Casting), Jason Loftus (Location Casting), Jamie Castro (Associate)
TELEVISION SERIES COMEDY
“Episodes” – Kelly Valentine Hendry, Victor Jenkins, Amy Britt (Location Casting), Trisha Debski (Location Casting)
“Orange is the New Black” – Jennifer Euston, Emer O’Callaghan (Associate)
“Silicon Valley” – Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera
“Transparent” – Eyde Belasco
“Veep” – Pat Moran (Location Casting)
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TELEVISION SERIES DRAMA
“Bloodline” – Debra Zane, Lori Wyman (Location Casting), Shayna Markowitz (Associate)
“Empire” – Leah Daniels Butler, Claire Simon (Location Casting)
“Game of Thrones” – Nina Gold
“House of Cards” – Laray Mayfield, Julie Schubert
“The Good Wife” – Mark Saks, John Andrews (Associate)
TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Becky Silverman (Associate)
“Olive Kitteridge” – Laura Rosenthal, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Maribeth Fox (Associate), Jodi Angstreich (Associate)
“The Slap” – Avy Kaufman
“Wayward Pines” – David Rubin, Heike Brandstatter (Location Casting), Coreen Mayrs (Location Casting), Melissa Pryor (Associate)
“Wolf Hall” – Nina Gold
CHILDREN’S PILOT AND SERIES (LIVE ACTION)
“Austin & Ally” – Carol Goldwasser
“Dog with a Blog” – Carol Goldwasser
“Girl Meets World” – Sally Stiner, Barbie Block, Brett Greenstein, Collin Daniel, Howard Meltzer, Sherie Hernandez (Associate)
“Instant Mom” – Victoria Thomas
“Lab Rats” – Howard Meltzer
TELEVISION ANIMATION ADULT
“American Dad” – Linda Lamontagne
“Bob’s Burgers” – Julie Ashton-Barson
“Bojack Horseman” – Linda Lamontagne
“Family Guy” – Linda Lamontagne
“Robot Chicken” – Linda Lamontagne
TELEVISION ANIMATION CHILDREN
“The Adventures of Puss in Boots” – Ania O’Hare
“Bubble Guppies” – Michelle Levitt, Gene Vassilaros, Danielle Pretsfelder (Associate), Shondre Austin (Associate)
“Dora & Friends: Into the City!” – Michelle Levitt, Danielle Pretsfelder (Associate)
“Sanjay & Craig” – Gene Vassilaros, Sarah Noonan, Meredith Layne, Shondre Austin (Associate)
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – Gene Vassilaros, Sarah Noonan, Meredith Layne, Shondre Austin (Associate)August 22, 2015 at 2:29 am #358908
Gotham continues to surprise after double cinematography guild nominations and four Emmy nominations.
Empire is the Gone Girl of the Emmys, where it is apparently in the top ten of every category, but the top five to seven in only lead actress.
Bloodline gets a drama series nomination, but is behind four pilots that could not get a series nomination?
Just like in the casting category at the Emmys, Nurse Jackie is snubbed for the first time for its final season.
Episodes and The Good Wife continue to trickle under and are probably always close to Emmy series nominations.
That Silicon Valley nomination stings and keeps hope alive for Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller. SAG next?
Orange is the New Black was allowed to stay in comedy and Netflix is still trying to submit it there.
Why are there two animation categories?
Mad Men and Downton Abbey could not repeat their Emmy nominations, so that takes them out of the running. I thought that Mad Men had a real shot too, in the vein of 30 Rock‘s final season. The Emmy is between Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones. The nomination is the reward for House of Cards.
On the comedy side, Louie continues to be an anomaly, as it now has two Emmy casting nominations without a nomination here ever. Modern Family is snubbed for the first time. Yay, the industry really is moving on finally. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has a pilot nomination, but not a series one, so that also takes it out of the running for the equivalent Emmy. Transparent and Veep are the only ones left in the running then.August 22, 2015 at 9:49 am #358909
Keep in mind that all producers and directors (Probably the second and third largest branch in the Academy, respectively) can also vote for Casting category at the Emmys from now on along with Casting Directors. So I don’t think these nominations affect that much in there. We should keep an eye on that category at the Creative Arts ceremony. It could tell us which way the wind will blow a week earlier for the Series categories. Or maybe regardless of the shows qualities, they’ll only consider which show has a great ensemble overall and vote for that like they should, IDK.August 22, 2015 at 10:25 am #358910
Very happy to see The Slap nominated for miniseries. Wayward Pines is also in because they do not have a hanging-episodes rule. Strange that both got in over Bessie. The Honourable Woman continues its spotty record.
So no The Leftovers, eh?
Do not hold your breath waiting for the winners, by the way. Those will not be until the new year because we have to wait for the film nominees.
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