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Awards Season

CSA Announces 2018 Artios Award Feature Film Nominees

CSA Announces 2018 Artios Award Feature Film Nominees
Photo Source: “Get Out”: Justin Lubin

The start of the new year means that awards season is officially kicking off. As the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards approach, January is also the time for Casting Society of America to honor their members with their annual Artios Awards. The awards recognize casting directors’ achievement in work they’ve done across all mediums during the previous year.

CSA already announced their TV, theater, and short film nominees and three honorees earlier this fall. The final nominations, for the feature film categories, were announced Jan. 2 to round out the list of contenders for the 33rd ceremony, which will take place on Jan. 18 in both New York City and Los Angeles.

Many titles that made the feature film list, like “Get Out” and “The Post,” have already been in the awards conversation as nominations began to roll out in November. Other 2017 box office and critical successes that might not be part of the group up for major awards, like “Baby Driver” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” have received Artios nominations. While honorees Barry Levinson and Kevin Huvane will receive special recognition for their non-casting contribution to the industry, the third honoree, CD Victoria Thomas, has also been nominated for her work on 2017’s “Detroit.”

The full list of feature film nominees is below. Stay tuned for more Artios Awards updates. 

BIG BUDGET – COMEDY
“Beauty and the Beast” Lucy Bevan, Bernard Telsey (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)
“The Greatest Showman” Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Rori Bergman (Additional Casting), Patrick Goodwin (Associate)
“Wonder” Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood, Kara Eide (Location Casting), Kris Woz (Location Casting)

BIG BUDGET – DRAMA
“Baby Driver” Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)
“Detroit” Victoria Thomas, Richard Hicks (New York Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Scotty Anderson (Associate)
“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)

STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – COMEDY
“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)
“Lady Bird” Jordan Thaler, Heidi Griffiths
“The Disaster Artist” Rich Delia

STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – DRAMA
“Gifted” 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)
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Sarah Halley Finn, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Hannah Cooper (Associate)
“Split” Douglas Aibel, Diane Heery (Location Casting), Jason Loftus (Location Casting), Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

LOW BUDGET – COMEDY or DRAMA
“Beach Rats” Susan Shopmaker
“Crown Heights” Avy Kaufman
“It Comes at Night” Avy Kaufman
“My Cousin Rachel” Fiona Weir
“To the Bone” Rich Delia

ANIMATION
“Cars 3” Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon
“Coco” Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon, Carla Hool
“The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature” Linda Lamontagne
“Rock Dog” Jen Rudin

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