Danny Boyle to Get Casting Society's Career Achievement Award

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'The Good Wife' Creators Michelle and Robert King will also be feted at the 31th annual awards ceremony on Jan. 21, 2016 in New York and Los Angeles.

The Casting Society of America has unveiled its special awards for the 31th Annual Artios Awards, which honor achievement in casting movies, TV and live stage.

Steve Jobs and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is to receive an Artois career achievement award, while The Good Wife creators and showrunners Michelle and Robert King will pick up the New York Apple Award. And veteran casting director Bernard Telsey will be honored with the Hoyt Bowers Award.

Netflix’s comedy Transparent and Fox’s drama Empire lead nominations for Artios Awards competition in the categories of television, theater, web series and short film. Feature film nominations will be announced in early January.

Boyle is being honored for his contributions to the entertainment industry and for having "consistently worked with top-tier actors," including Leonardo DiCaprio, James Franco, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender, the Casting Society said. And Michelle and Robert King will be honored for their contribution to the New York entertainment industry, which includes a long-standing collaboration with local casting directors.

Telsey has spent more than 30 years casting hit Broadway productions like Rent, Hairspray, Wicked and Hamilton, and has film and TV credits that include The Intern, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married and The Big C. The bicoastal Artios Awards ceremonies, set for Jan. 21, 2016, will take place simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York City at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and Hard Rock Cafe, respectively.

"What’s most impressive with this year’s list of honorees is the sheer scope of their contributions to the entertainment industry. Across film, television and theatre, they’ve shown us that a career full of quality work is possible, with their deep understanding and commitment to the craft of casting," CSA president Richard Hicks said in a statement.

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