On Thurs., Nov. 9, The Casting Society of America honored its own in New York during the East Coast ceremony of the 2000 Artios Awards. Already presented to its West Coast recipients on Wed., Nov. 1 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, CA, the awards honor the achievements of casting directors in theatre, film, and television.
Handed out at New York's Culture Club were awards in five of the 15 categories. Judy Blye Wilson won the Artios in Daytime Episodic Drama Casting for her work on "All My Children," while Dramatic Episodic Casting went to Georgianne Walken and Sheila Jaffe for "The Sopranos." All three theatre awards were presented as well, with Avy Kaufman coming out on top for his work on "Bash" in the Theatre Drama Casting category; Jim Carnahan in Theatre Comedy Casting for "True West"; and James Calleri in Theatre Musical Casting for "James Joyce's The Dead." In addition, Tom Fontana was honored with the New York Apple Award.
The awards on the West Coast were presented as follows:
Feature Film Casting—Drama: Debra Zane for "American Beauty."
Feature Film Casting—Comedy: Joseph Middleton and Michelle Morris Gertz for "American Pie."
Independent Feature Film Casting: Linda Phillips-Palo and Robert McGee for "The Virgin Suicides."
Movie of the Week Casting: Lora Kennedy for "RKO 281."
Mini-Series Casting: Mike Fenton and Allison Cowitt for "The Arabian Nights."
Animated Voice-Over TV Casting: Meg Liberman and Cami Patton for "Dilbert."
Animated Voice-Over Feature Casting: Ruth Lambert for "Tarzan"
Comedy Episodic Casting: Tracy Lilienfield for "Will & Grace."
Dramatic Pilot Casting: John Levey/Kevin Scott and Barbara Miller (Executive) for "The West Wing."
Comedy Pilot Casting: Mary V. Buck and Susan Edelman for "Malcolm in the Middle."
Leslie Moonves was honored with the Career Achievement Award, and Mary Colquhoun was honored posthumously with the Hoyt Bowers Award.