Casting Society of America Moves Awards Ceremony to January

2:58 PM PST 06/01/2014 by Gregg Kilday
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Traditionally held in November, the Artios Awards will next take place on Jan. 22, 2015.

Add one more trophy giveaway to the already crowded awards season calendar.

The Casting Society of America, which has traditionally handed out its Artios Awards in November, is moving its 30th awards ceremony, which will take place in both New York and Los Angeles, to Thurs, Jan. 22. That will put it just ahead of the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 24 and the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25.

“The recognition of the craft and art of casting has taken a major step forward with the recent establishment of the casting directors branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,” Richard Hicks, CSA president, said. “We moved the 30th annual Artios Awards later in the season to better align casting with film's other major guilds and crafts.”

Artios Awards are presented to CSA members working in casting across theater, television and film in 29 competitive categories. Three honorary awards will also be handed out.

Because of the shift on the calendar, feature films released between June 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 will be eligible, with nominations opening in late December and voting beginning in early January. The eligibility period for television shows, theater performances, short films and web series is June 1, 2013  to May 31, 2014. 

Casting directors can enter their own projects via a web portal at CastingSociety.com.

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