Casting Society Nominates 'Star Wars,' 'Spotlight' for Artios Awards

12:53 PM 1/21/2016

by Jennifer Konerman

Drama nominees also include 'Bridge of Spies,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'Straight Outta Compton.'

'Spotlight,' Courtesy of Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films

Spotlight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Mad Max: Fury Road are adding to their growing piles of award nominations with film mentions from the Artios Awards for excellence in casting. 

The Casting Society of America on Monday announced film nominees for its annual awards competition, breaking down films into independent, big- and low-budget categories. 

CSA members will vote on the nominees through Jan. 8, and winners will be revealed Jan. 21 at the 31st Annual Artios Awards ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. 

Big-budget dramas Bridge of Spies, Fury Road, Spotlight, Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton join comedy nominees that include The Big Short, The Intern, Joy, Sisters and Tomorrowland. Indie pics recognized include Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Brooklyn, Carol, The Danish Girl, Room and Trumbo.

The CSA will also honor Steve Jobs director Danny Boyle with its career achievement award, as well as special honors for The Good Wife writers Michelle and Robert King and Into the Woods casting director Bernard Telsey.

Previous Artios Award winners include 12 Years a Slave, Boyhood and The Wolf of Wall Street. Eligibility for film nominees is Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2015. See the full list of nominees below: 

  • Big Budget - Comedy

    Photofest

    The Big Short (WINNER)
    Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)

    The Intern
    Bernard Telsey, Laray Mayfield, Tiffany Little Canfield, David Vaccari (Associate)

    Joy
    Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Angela Peri (Location Casting)

    Sisters
    Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Joey Montenarello (Associate), Adam Richards (Associate)

    Tomorrowland
    April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, Corinne Clark (Location Casting), Jennifer Page (Location Casting)

     

    Watch THR’s Roundtable with The Big Short Director

  • Big Budget - Drama

    Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures

    Straight Outta Compton (WINNER)
    Cindy Tolan, Victoria Thomas, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Beth Sepko (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Lucinda Syson (Location Casting), Pat Moran (Location Casting)

    Bridge of Spies
    Ellen Lewis, Kate Sprance (Associate)

    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Ronna Kress, Nikki Barrett

    Spotlight
    Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, John Buchan (Location Casting), Jason Knight (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Joey Montenarello (Associate), Adam Richards (Associate)

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Nina Gold, April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, Jessica Sherman (Associate)

     

    Watch Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Talk Straight Outta Compton with The Hollywood Reporter

  • Studio or Independent - Comedy

    Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (WINNER)
    Angela Demo, Nancy Mosser (Location Casting), Katie Shenot (Location Casting)

    Infinitely Polar Bear
    Douglas Aibel, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

    Ricki and the Flash
    Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Conrad Woolfe (Associate)

    Sleeping With Other People
    Jennifer Euston, Emer O’Callaghan

    While We’re Young
    Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

     

    See the Cast of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl at THR’s Sundance Lounge

  • Studio or Independent - Drama

    'Room'

    Room (WINNER)
    Fiona Weir, Robin D. Cook, Jonathan Oliveira (Associate)

    Brooklyn
    Fiona Weir, Lucie Robitaille (Location Casting), Jim Carnahan (Location Casting),

    Carol
    Laura Rosenthal, Maribeth Fox (Associate), Jodi Angstreich (Associate)

    The Danish Girl
    Nina Gold

    Trumbo
    David Rubin, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Melissa Pryor (Associate)

     

    Watch THR’s Roundtable with the Writer of Room

  • Big Budget - Comedy

    Photofest

    The Big Short (WINNER)
    Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)

    The Intern
    Bernard Telsey, Laray Mayfield, Tiffany Little Canfield, David Vaccari (Associate)

    Joy
    Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Angela Peri (Location Casting)

    Sisters
    Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Joey Montenarello (Associate), Adam Richards (Associate)

    Tomorrowland
    April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, Corinne Clark (Location Casting), Jennifer Page (Location Casting)

     

    Watch THR’s Roundtable with The Big Short Director

  • Low Budget - Drama

    Courtesy of Reed Morano

    The Stanford Prison Experiment (WINNER)
    Angela Demo

    It Follows
    Mark Bennett

    James White
    Susan Shopmaker

    Meadowland
    Richard Hicks

    Sisterhood of Night
    Laura Rosenthal, Maribeth Fox, Jodi Angstreich
     

  • Animation

    Courtesy of Disney

    Inside Out (WINNER)
    Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

    The Good Dinosaur
    Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

    Legend of the Neverbeast
    Jason Henkel

    Pixies
    Brad Gilmore

     

    Watch THR’s Roundtable with Inside Out’s Creator

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