The Trial of the Chicago 7, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Soul, One Night in Miami and Minari took the top film honors at the Casting Society of America 36th annual Artios Awards, which were handed out in a virtual ceremony tonight.
Check out the full winners list in 29 categories spanning film, TV and theater below.
On the film side, marquee winners were The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Big Budget, Drama), Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Big Budget, Comedy), Soul (Animation), One Night in Miami (Studio or Independent, Drama) and Minari (Studio or Independent, Comedy).
Succession, What We Do in the Shadows, Euphoria, The Great and Normal People scooped some of the television trophies.
As for the boards, Jim Carnahan was a triple winner Thursday for casting the New York stage shows Little Shop of Horrors and A Soldier’s Play and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Regional Theatre – Play). Little Shop of Horrors and also was a double winner of sorts, with the casting directors for both the New York Los Angeles productions picking up trophies, the latter for Ryan Bernard Tymensky.
“Tonight’s Artios Award ceremony once again celebrated the enormous contributions that our members bring to a global entertainment community. We are extremely proud to congratulate this evening’s well-deserved winners and honorees,” said Russell Boast and Rich Mento, co-presidents of the Casting Society of America. “CSA is committed to working tirelessly to further the conversation of recognition for all of our craft’s work, and are proud of the collective achievements made in recent years.”
The effects of the pandemic and the issues of diversity and social justice were brought up several times during the Artios Awards. But the show opened with a humorous montage of actors including Billy Crystal, Ming-Na Wen, Daveed Diggs, Heather Graham, Tituss Burgess, Matt Bomer, Aaron Tveit and Michael Urie doing virtual “auditions” — many derailed by the kind of at-home disruptions like pets and filters that we’ve all gotten used to during the 13 months. The gag recurred throughout the ceremony.
The Artios Awards paid tribute to a pair of pioneering casting directors who died during the past year: Lynn Stalmaster, who in 2017 received the first Oscar given to a casting director, and Mike Fenton, a CSA founder whose hundreds of credits include Best Picture Oscar winners The Godfather Part II and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Read Fenton’s obituary here and Stalmaster’s here.
This year’s Hoyt Bowers Award honorees are Emmy winner Robi Reed, whose credits range from numerous Spike Lee films including Do the Right and Malcolm X to TV’s The Tuskegee Airmen and The Bobby Brown Story, and Tara Rubin, an eight-time Artios winner and 17-time nominee who specializes in live theater but also cast features including The Producers and the upcoming Here Today.
Rubin also picked up a pair awards tonight for casting Six (Regional Theatre – Musical) and The Band’s Visit (Regional Theatre).
Yara Shahidi presented the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award to the Actors Fund, and Gianna Butler (Grown-ish) and Michael Rios (The Flight Attendant) are set to receive Associate Spotlight Awards.
Big Shot actress Yvette Nicole Brown hosted the show.
Here are winners at the CSA’s 36th Artios Awards:
BIG BUDGET – DRAMA
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Francine Maisler, Mia Cusumano (Location Casting), Jennifer Rudnicke (Location Casting), Mickie Pascal (Location Casting), Kathy Driscoll-Mohler (Associate), Molly Rose (Associate), AJ Links (Associate)
BIG BUDGET – COMEDY
BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM
Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum (Associate)
MICRO BUDGET – COMEDY OR DRAMA
LOW BUDGET – COMEDY OR DRAMA
Julia Kim, Chris Freihofer (Location Casting)
STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – DRAMA
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
Kimberly R. Hardin, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting)
STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – COMEDY
THE 40-YEAR OLD VERSION
SERIES – DRAMA
SERIES – COMEDY
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
Gayle Keller, Jenny Lewis (Location Casting), Sara Kay (Location Casting), Emer O’Callaghan (Associate)
Danielle Gervais, Beyhan Oguz, Pamela Vallarelli, Ally Capriotti Grant (Location Casting)
PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – DRAMA
Mary Vernieu, Jessica Kelly, Jennifer Venditti, Bret Howe (Associate)
PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – COMEDY
FILM, NON-THEATRICAL RELEASE
Ellen Lewis, Kate Sprance
SHORT FORM SERIES
Jessica Kelly, Mary Vernieu, Brent Caballero (Location Casting)
CHILDREN’S PILOT AND SERIES (LIVE ACTION)
THE BABYSITTER’S CLUB
Amber Horn, Danielle Aufiero, Tiffany Mak (Location Casting)
LIVE PERFORMANCE, VARIETY OR SKETCH COMEDY
A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW
THE BAND’S VISIT
Tara Rubin, Peter Van Dam
SPECIAL THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE
James Calleri, Erica Jensen, Paul Davis
LOS ANGELES THEATRE
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Ryan Bernard Tymensky
REGIONAL THEATRE – MUSICAL
Tara Rubin, Peter Van Dam
REGIONAL THEATRE – PLAY
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
Jim Carnahan, Alexandre Bleau
NEW YORK THEATRE – MUSICAL
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
NEW YORK THEATRE – PLAY
ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS
Will Cantler, Destiny Lilly
NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – REVIVAL, PLAY
A SOLDIER’S PLAY
NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – MUSICAL
TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
Patrick Goodwin, Bernard Telsey, Lauren Harris (Associate)
NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – PLAY