Casting Society of America: 2018 Artios Awards winners include ‘Dunkirk,’ Lady Bird,’ ‘Three Billboards’

The casting branch of the academy is only four 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 33 years (“Artios” is from the ancient Greek meaning “perfectly fitted.”). This year’s awards took place on Thursday (Jan. 18) on both coasts. At the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, winners included three of the Oscar frontrunners for Best Picture: “Dunkirk,” “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” (see full list of winners below).

In addition to the six film categories listed below, the Atrios Awards also honored Kevin Huvane with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement while Barry Levinson received the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award and casting director Victoria Thomas was feted with the Hoyt Bowers Award.

Last year big budget winners were the musical “La La Land” and the drama “Hidden Figures” while “Hell or High Water” and “Manchester by the Sea” took the equivalent prizes in the independent division and “Moonlight” won the low budget award.

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“Beauty and the Beast”
Lucy Bevan, Bernard Kelsey (Location Casting), Tiffany Little Canfield (Location Casting)

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
Sarah Halley Finn, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase Paris (Location Casting)

“Logan Lucky”
Carmen Cuba, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase Paris (Location Casting), Charley Medigovich (Associate)

X – “The Greatest Showman”
Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Rori Bergman (Additional Casting), Patrick Goodwin (Associate)

Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood, Kara Eide (Location Casting), Kris Woz (Location Casting)


“Baby Driver”
Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)

Victoria Thomas, Richard Hicks (New York Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Scotty Anderson (Associate)

X – “Dunkirk”
John Papsidera

“The Post”
Ellen Lewis, Rori Bergman, Kate Sprance (Associate), Karlee Fomalont (Associate)

“Wonder Woman”
Lora Kennedy, Kristy Carlson, Lucinda Syson, Jeanette Benzie (Associate)

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“Battle of the Sexes”
Justine Arteta, Kim Davis-Wagner

“Get Out”
Terri Taylor, Elizabeth Coulon (Location Casting), Sarah Domeier (Associate)

“Girls Trip”
Mary Vernieu, Michelle Wade Byrd, Elizabeth Coulon (Location Casting)

“I, Tonya”
Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase Paris (Location Casting)

X – “Lady Bird”
Jordan Thaler, Heidi Griffiths

“The Disaster Artist”
Rich Delia


David Rubin, Jackie Burch (Location Casting), Melissa Pryor (Associate)

“The Florida Project”
Carmen Cuba, Mark Mullen (Location Casting)

“The Shape of Water”
Robin D. Cook, Jonathan Oliveira (Associate)

X – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Sarah Halley Finn, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Hannah Cooper (Associate)

Douglas Aibel, Diane Heery (Location Casting), Jason Loftus (Location Casting), Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

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X – “Beach Rats”
Susan Shopmaker

“Crown Heights”
Avy Kaufman

“It Comes at Night”
Avy Kaufman

“My Cousin Rachel”
Fiona Weir

“To the Bone”
Rich Delia


“Cars 3”
Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

X – “Coco”
Keven Reher, Natalie Lyon, Carla Hool

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature”
Linda Lamontagne

“Rock Dog”
Jen Rudin

Be sure to make your Oscar nomination predictions in that category as well as the 23 others. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on January 23. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Oscars taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.


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