Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

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From left: Kevin Huvane, Barry Levinson, Victoria Thomas

Casting director Victoria Thomas will receive the Hoyt Bowers Award.

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man to HBO’s recent The Wizard of Lies, will be presented with the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award, which is given to an individual who has made a special commitment to the New York entertainment industry through their collaboration with casting directors and which is named after pioneering casting director Marion Dougherty.

Artios Award-winner Thomas, whose credits include award-winning films such as Django Unchained, Hidden Figures, Edward Scissorhands, Sid and Nancy, Straight Outta Compton and Detroit, will be honored with the Hoyt Bowers Award for outstanding contribution to the casting profession. The award is named after casting director Hoyt Bowers. was a brilliant casting director and a supportive mentor.

CSA also announced its 2018 nominees for outstanding achievement in casting in the television, theatre, shortform series and short film categories. Nominees for feature film will be announced early next year.  

The full list of television, theatre, shortform series and short film nominees follows:

TELEVISION PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – COMEDY

Atlanta — Alexa L. Fogel, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase Paris (Location Casting), Kathryn Zamora-Benson (Associate)
Better Things — Felicia Fasano, Tara Nostramo (Associate)
Dear White People — Kim Coleman
I Love Dick — Eyde Belasco
Insecure — Victoria Thomas

TELEVISION PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – DRAMA

13 Reasons Why Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Barbara Fiorentino, Nina Henninger (Location Casting), Joey Montenarello (Associate), Terese Classen (Associate)
The Crown Nina Gold, Robert Sterne
The Handmaid’s Tale Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Russell Scott, Robin D. Cook (Location Casting), Jonathan Oliveira (Associate)
This Is Us Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Josh Einsohn, Ryan Bernard Tymensky (Associate)
Stranger Things Carmen Cuba, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase Paris (Location Casting), Wittney Horton (Associate)
Westworld John Papsidera, Deanna Brigidi (Associate)

TELEVISION SERIES COMEDY

Black-ish- Alexis Frank Koczara, Christine Smith Shevchenko
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Felicia Fasano, Venus Kanani, Tara Nostramo (Associate)
Girls Jennife Eustons
Transparent
Eyde Belasco
Silicon Valley Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera Hallman, Leslie Woo
Veep Dorian Frankel, Sibby Kirchgessner, Marlise Gunzenhauser (Associate)

TELEVISION SERIES DRAMA

Black Mirror Jina Jay, Henry Russell Bergstein (Location Casting)
Bloodline Debra Zane, Shayna Markowitz, Lori Wyman (Location Casting), Marie-Thérèse Verbruggen (Associate), Erin Fragetta (Associate)
Homeland Judy Henderson, Kimberly Graham (Associate)
The Affair Ross Meyerson, Julie Tucker
The Americans Rori Bergman

LIMITED SERIES

Big Little Lies David Rubin, Melissa Pryor (Associate)
Fargo Rachel Tenner, Jackie Lind (Location Casting), Stephanie Gorin (Location Casting), Charlene Lee (Associate)
Feud: Bette and Joan Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Jennifer K.M. Treadwell (Associate)
The Night Of Avy Kaufman, Sabrina Hyman, Susanne Scheel (Associate)
When We Rise Sheila Jaffe, Gail Goldberg, Sean Cossey (Location Casting), JJ Ogilvy (Location Casting), Nina Henninger (Location Casting)

FEATURE FILM – NON THEATRICAL RELEASE

Hairspray Live Bernard Telsey, Abbie Brady-Dalton, Cesar A. Rocha (Associate)
Killing Reagan Junie Lowry Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Mark Fincannon (Location Casting), Craig Fincannon (Location Casting), Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Monica Kelly (Associate)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cindy Tolan, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Daniel Cabeza (Associate)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Let’s Do the Time Warp Again Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Stephanie Gorin (Location Casting), Alex Newman (Associate)
The Wizard of Lies- Ellen Chenoweth, Susanne Scheel (Associate)

CHILDREN’S PILOT AND SERIES (LIVE ACTION)

Bunk’d Howard Meltzer
Girl Meets World Sally Stiner, Barbie Block
Julie’s Greenroom Bernard Telsey, Conrad Woolfe (Associate)
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Danielle Aufiero, Amber Horn, Steven Tylor O’Connor (Associate)
School of Rock Suzanne Goddard-Smythe, Ty Harman (Associate)

TELEVISION ANIMATION

American Dad! Linda Lamontagne
Bob’s Burgers Julie Ashton-Barson
Bojack Horseman Linda Lamontagne
Family Guy Linda Lamontagne
Peanuts Matthew Jon Beck

REALITY SERIES

Are You the One? Damon Furberg, Heather Allyn
Born This Way Sasha Alpert
Project Runway Sasha Alpert
Real World — Sasha Alpert
True Life: We Are Transitioning — Tony Miros

SHORT FILMS

Crowbar Smile — Eyde Belasco
Perfect Roast Potatoes — Rich Mento
Plea — Marin Hope
Public Speaking — Adrienne Stern
The Sub — Amanda Lenker Doyle

SHORTFORM SERIES

Confess — Fern Champion, Sharon Lieblein, Troy Daniel Smith (Associate)
Now We’re Talking — Alexis Frank Koczara
Party Girl — Nickole Doro, Shayna Sherwood
Single By 30 — Sherrie Henderson, Romy Stutman, Vanessa Knight (Associate)
Tales of Titans — Amanda Lenker Doyle, Chrissy Fiorilli-Ellington
Tween Fest — Amanda Lenker Doyle

NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – COMEDY OR DRAMA

A Doll’s House Part 2 — David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port
Heisenberg
— Nancy Piccione
Indecent — Tara Rubin, Felicia Rudolph (Associate)
Oslo — Daniel Swee
Sweat — Heidi Griffiths, Jordan Thaler

NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – MUSICAL

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Rachel Hoffman
Come From Away — Rachel Hoffman
Groundhog Day — Jim Carnahan, Jillian Cimini (Associate)
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 — Duncan Stewart, Benton Whitley, Andrea Zee (Associate)
War Paint — Craig Burns, Bernard Telsey

NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – REVIVAL, COMEDY OR DRAMA

Jitney — David Caparelliotis, Nancy Piccione
Six Degrees of Separation — Daniel Swee
The Front Page — David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port
The Glass Menagerie — David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port
The Little Foxes — David Caparelliotis, Kelly Gillespie

NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – REVIVAL, MUSICAL

Falsettos — Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Kaitlin Shaw (Associate), Claire Burke (Associate)
Hello Dolly — Craig Burns, Bernard Telsey
Miss Saigon — Tara Rubin, Merri Sugarman, Claire Burke (Associate)
Sunday in the Park With George — Carrie Gardner, Stephen Kopel
Sunset Boulevard — Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall

NEW YORK THEATRE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City — William Cantler, Karyn Casl
How to Transcend a Happy Marriage — Daniel Swee
Sweeney Todd — Cesar A. Rocha
Sweet Charity — Judy Henderson, Ally Beans
The Band’s Visit — Tara Rubin

NEW YORK THEATRE – DRAMA

Dead Poet’s Society — William Cantler, Karyn Casl
Small Mouth Sounds — Henry Russell Bergstein, Lauren Port
The Hairy Ape — Tiffany Little Canfield, Cesar A. Rocha (Associate)
The Wolves — William Cantler, Karyn Casl
Yen — William Cantler, Bernard Telsey, Karyn Casl, Adam Caldwell

REGIONAL THEATRE EAST

A Sign of the Times — Tara Rubin, Felicia Rudolph (Associate)
American Son – MA production — Pat McCorkle, Katja Zarolinski
American Son – NJ production — Pat McCorkle, Katja Zarolinski
An American Daughter — William Cantler, Karyn Casl
Assassins — Tara Rubin
The SpongeBob Musical — Patrick Goodwin, James Calleri, Paul Davis

REGIONAL THEATRE WEST

A View From the Bridge — Karyn Casl, Patrick Goodwin
Actually — Phyllis Schuringa
An Octoroon — James Calleri, Erica Jensen, Amy Potozkin
Barbecue — Phyllis Schuringa
Merrily We Roll Along — Beth Lipari
Zoot Suit — Pauline O'con

LOS ANGELES THEATRE

The 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival — Erica S. Bream, Cara Chute Rosenbaum
The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage— Nicole Arbusto
The Tragedy of JFK (as Told by William Shakespeare) — Erica S. Bream, Cara Chute Rosenbaum
Waiting for Godot — Amanda Lenker Doyle, Chrissy Fiorilli-Ellington
When Jazz Had the Blues — Michael Donovan, Richie Ferris (Associate)

SPECIAL THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE

A Chorus Line — Margery Simkin, Michael Donovan, Richie Ferris (Associate)
Aida — Rachel Hoffman
Big River — Jay Binder
Crazy for You — Tara Rubin, Kaitlin Shaw, Felicia Rudolph (Associate)
Wonderful Town — Jim Carnahan

THEATRE TOURS

Fun Home — Jim Carnahan, Jillian Cimini
Hamilton – West Coast National Tour — Bethany Knox, Rebecca Scholl (Associate)
Hamilton – Chicago Company — Bethany Knox, Rebecca Scholl (Associate)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch — James Calleri, Paul Davis
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Daniel Swee, Cindy Tolan

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