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Patton Oswald and Michael Urie will host The Casting Society of America’s 30th annual Artios Awards, taking place on Jan. 22. Oswalt will host the Los Angeles ceremony, which will be held at The Beverly Hilton, and Urie will host the New York City ceremony.
The Artios Awards, which honor the best in casting across film, television, theater and new media, will be held for the first time this year in January, during the height of awards season. Feature film ballots will be distributed on Dec. 19. The nominations will be announced on Jan. 6. Final ballots for television, theater and new media have been collected and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in January.
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“The 30th annual Artios Awards is a huge milestone for us, and we couldn’t be happier to have Patton in Los Angeles and Michael in New York doing the honors. We’re lucky to have them both. They’re successful in so many areas — film, television, theater; qualities shared by hosts and nominees alike,” said Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America.
Oswalt’s newest comedy album, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, just secured him his third Grammy nomination. His book, Silver Screen Fiend, will be released on Jan. 6. He currently stars on Adult Swim’s The Heart, She Holler and can be seen on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD. Urie is currently touring with his critically acclaimed play, Buyer and Cellar, for which he earned a Drama Desk Award, the Clarence Derwent Award and the Lucille Lortel Award.
As previously announced, Richard Linklater will receive the Career Achievement Award, Rob Marshall will accept the New York Apple Award and casting director Ellen Lewis will receive the Hoyt Bowers Award.
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