'Hidden Figures,' 'Lion' Among Casting Society Nominees

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'Hidden Figures'

Nominees in the various feature film categories also include 'Loving' and 'Moonlight.'

The Casting Society of America has announced the nominations in the feature film categories for its 32nd  annual Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting. Winners in the feature, TV and other categories will be revealed in dual ceremonies taking place in Los Angeles and New York on Jan. 19.

Feature film nominees in the big-budget drama category include Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hidden Figures, Noctural Animals and The Girl on the Train, while the big-budget comedy category noms are Deadpool, Hail, Caesar, La La Land, Rules Don't Apply and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

In the studio or independent drama competition, CSA nominated Captain Fantastic, Jackie, Lion, Loving and Manchester by the Sea. In the studio or independent comedy competition, nominees are 20th Century Women, Bad Moms, Cafe Society, Hell or High Water and The Edge of Seventeen. The low-budget category includes Moonlight, along with Christine, Goat, Hello, My Name Is Doris and White Girl.

In the animation category, The Jungle Book — which was shot on a blue-screen stage and features a cast of CG animals that interact with the lead, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) — is nominated alongside Finding Dory, Moana, The Little Prince and Zootopia.

As previously announced, Annette Bening will be honored with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, and casting director Nina Gold will receive the Hoyt Bowers Award, which will be presented by J.J. Abrams at the L.A. ceremony. The Public Theater will take home the newly named Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award at the N.Y. ceremony. 

Joel McHale is set to emcee the L.A. ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and Michael Urie will host the New York ceremony at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen.

The full list of feature film nominees follow


Deadpool — Ronna Kress, Jennifer Page (Location Casting), Corinne Clark (Location Casting)

Hail, Caesar! — Ellen Chenoweth, Susanne Scheel (Associate)

La La Land — Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood

Rules Don’t Apply — David Rubin, Melissa Pryor (Associate)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot — Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Jo Edna Boldin (Location Casting), Conrad Woolfe (Associate), Marie A.K. McMaster (Associate)


Arrival — Francine Maisler, Lucie Robitaille (Location Casting)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — Fiona Weir, Jim Carnahan (Location Casting)

Hidden Figures — Victoria Thomas, Jackie Burch (Location Casting), Bonnie Grisan (Associate)

Nocturnal Animals — Francine Maisler

The Girl on the Train — Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Joey Montenarello (Associate), Adam Richards (Associate)


20th Century Women — Laura Rosenthal, Mark Bennett

Bad Moms — Cathy Sandrich Gelfond, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)

Cafe Society — Juliet Taylor, Patricia DiCerto, Meghan Rafferty (Associate)

Hell or High Water — Richard Hicks, Jo Edna Boldin, Chris Redondo (Associate), Marie A.K. McMaster (Associate)

The Edge of Seventeen — Melissa Kostenbauder, Coreen Mayrs (Location Casting), Heike Brandstatter (Location Casting)


Captain Fantastic — Jeanne McCarthy, Angelique Midthunder (Location Casting), Amey Rene (Location Casting)

Jackie — Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Jessica Kelly (Location Casting)

Lion — Kirsty McGregor

Loving — Francine Maisler, Erica Arvold (Location Casting), Anne N. Chapman (Location Casting), Michelle Kelly (Associate)

Manchester by the Sea — Douglas Aibel, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)


Christine — Douglas Aibel, Stephanie Holbrook, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting), Blair Foster (Associate)

Goat — Susan Shopmaker, D. Lynn Meyers (Location Casting)

Hello, My Name Is Doris — Sunday Boling, Meg Morman

Moonlight — Yesi Ramirez

White Girl — Jessica Daniels


Finding Dory —  Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

Moana — Jamie Sparer Roberts, Rachel Sutton (Location Casting)

The Jungle Book — Sarah Halley Finn, Tamara Hunter (Associate)

The Little Prince — Sarah Halley Finn, Tamara Hunter (Associate)

Zootopia — Jamie Sparer Roberts