Casting Society of America to Honor Laura Dern, Tina Fey

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The awards will be presented at the 34th annual Artios Awards.

Laura Dern, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond will all be honored at the Casting Society of America’s 34th annual Artios Awards, which will be held with simultaneous ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and Stage 48 in New York City on Jan. 31.

Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy and CSI co-creator Carol Mendelsohn will present the Hoyt Bowers Award to Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson and Carol Kritzer of Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting. The Hoyt Bowers Award, given for excellence in casting, honors the recipients’ body of work and their outstanding contribution to the casting profession.

As a special tribute this year, CSA is, for the first time, also honoring the founders of the casting organization — casting directors Mike Fenton, Joe Reich and Al Onorato.

Dern, who won an Emmy and Golden Globe in 2017 for her work in HBO’s Big Little Lies, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. 

Recent Tony nominees for their Broadway musical Mean Girls, Fey and composer and director Richmond will receive the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award, in recognition of their commitment to the New York entertainment industry through their collaboration with casting directors. 

"We are thrilled to have such an impressive list of honorees lined up on both coasts for our 2019 show," CSA president Russell Boast said. "It has been a stellar year for the art and craft of casting, and we look forward to celebrating our peers’ successes and honoring our organization's founding forefathers."