Casting Society of America Awards: Winners List

Thursday night the Casting Society of America announced the winners of its annual Artios Awards. The simultaneous east and west coast ceremonies where held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City and the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Continuing to blaze a trail through the awards season ‘The Big Short’ collected the award for Best Big Budget Comedy. Alongside ‘Straight Outta Compton’ that took home the award for Best Big Budget Drama.

On the smaller budget side, ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ won the award for Best Studio or Independent Comedy. Meanwhile, Brie Larson’s Room continues to triumph this season with the Casting Society of America award for Best Studio or Independent Drama.

Below is a complete list of the nominees and winners. The winners are highlighted in RED.

BIG BUDGET – COMEDY

The Big Short Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)

The Intern Bernard Telsey, Laray Mayfield, Tiffany Little Canfield, David Vaccari (Associate)

Joy Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Angela Peri (Location Casting)

Sisters Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Joey Montenarello (Associate), Adam Richards (Associate)

Tomorrowland April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, Corinne Clark (Location Casting), Jennifer Page (Location Casting)

BIG BUDGET – DRAMA

Bridge of Spies Ellen Lewis, Kate Sprance (Associate)

Mad Max: Fury Road Ronna Kress, Nikki Barrett

Spotlight Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, John Buchan (Location Casting), Jason Knight (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Joey Montenarello (Associate), Adam Richards (Associate)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Nina Gold, April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, Jessica Sherman (Associate)

Straight Outta Compton Cindy Tolan, Victoria Thomas, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Beth Sepko (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Lucinda Syson (Location Casting), Pat Moran (Location Casting), Judith Sunga (Associate)

STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – COMEDY

Infinitely Polar Bear Douglas Aibel, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Angela Demo, Nancy Mosser (Location Casting), Katie Shenot (Location Casting)

Ricki and the Flash Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Conrad Woolfe (Associate)

Sleeping With Other People Jennifer Euston, Emer O’Callaghan

While We’re Young Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – DRAMA

Brooklyn Fiona Weir, Lucie Robitaille (Location Casting), Jim Carnahan (Location Casting)

Carol Laura Rosenthal, Maribeth Fox (Associate), Jodi Angstreich (Associate)

The Danish Girl Nina Gold

Room Fiona Weir, Robin D. Cook, Kathleen Chopin (Location Casting), Jonathan Oliveira (Associate)

Trumbo David Rubin, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Melissa Pryor (Associate)

LOW BUDGET – COMEDY

Big Stone Gap Henry Russell Bergstein, Stephanie Holbrook, Erica Arvold, Anne Chapman

Dope Kim Coleman

Grandma Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein

The Mend Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Allison Estrin

Mistress America Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

LOW BUDGET – DRAMA

It Follows Mark Bennett

James White Susan Shopmaker

Meadowland Richard Hicks

Sisterhood of Night Laura Rosenthal, Maribeth Fox, Jodi Angstreich

The Stanford Prison Experiment Angela Demo

ANIMATION

The Good Dinosaur Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

Inside Out Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

Legend of the Neverbeast Jason Henkel

Pixies Brad Gilmore

TELEVISION PILOT COMEDY

Blackish Alexis Frank Koczara, Christine Smith Shevchenko, Amanda Lenker Doyle (Associate)

Grace and Frankie Tracy Lilienfield, Emily Towler (Associate)

Jane the Virgin Alyson Silverberg, Jonathan Clay Harris

Transparent Eyde Belasco

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Jennifer Euston, Emer O’Callaghan (Associate)

TELEVISION PILOT DRAMA

The Affair Junie Lowry Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson, Lisa Soltau (Associate)

Better Call Saul Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Russell Scott, Kiira Arai (Location Casting)

Empire Leah Daniels Butler, Claire Simon (Location Casting), Shelby Cherniet (Associate)

Gotham Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Gohar Gazazyan

How To Get Away With Murder Linda Lowy, Diane Heery (Location Casting), Jason Loftus (Location Casting), David Caparelliotis (Location Casting) Jamie Castro (Associate), Lauren Port (Associate)

TELEVISION SERIES COMEDY

Episodes Kelly Valentine Hendry, Victor Jenkins, Amy Britt (Location Casting), Trisha Debski (Location Casting)

Orange Is The New Black Jennifer Euston, Emer O’Callaghan (Associate)

Silicon Valley Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera

Transparent Eyde Belasco

Veep Pat Moran (Location Casting)

TELEVISION SERIES DRAMA

Bloodline Debra Zane, Lori Wyman (Location Casting), Shayna Markowitz (Associate), Marie-Thérèse Verbruggen (Associate), Erin Fragetta (Associate)

Empire Leah Daniels-Butler, Claire Simon (Location Casting)

Game of Thrones Nina Gold

House of Cards Laray Mayfield, Julie Schubert

The Good Wife Mark Saks, John Andrews (Associate)

TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

American Horror Story: Freak Show Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Becky Silverman (Associate)

Olive Kitteridge Laura Rosenthal, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Maribeth Fox (Associate) Jodi Angstreich (Associate)

The Slap Avy Kaufman

Wayward Pines David Rubin, Heike Brandstatter (Location Casting), Coreen Mayrs (Location Casting), Melissa Pryor (Associate)

Wolf Hall Nina Gold

CHILDREN’S PILOT AND SERIES (LIVE ACTION)

Austin & Ally Carol Goldwasser

Dog With A Blog Carol Goldwasser

Girl Meets World Sally Stiner, Barbie Block, Brett Greenstein, Collin Daniel, Howard Meltzer, Sherie Hernandez (Associate)

Instant Mom Victoria Thomas

Lab Rats Howard Meltzer

TELEVISION ANIMATION ADULT

Amercian Dad! Linda Lamontagne

Bob’s Burgers Julie Ashton-Barson

Bojack Horseman Linda Lamontagne

Family Guy Linda Lamontagne

Robot Chicken Linda Lamontagne

TELEVISION ANIMATION CHILDREN

The Adventures of Puss in Boots Ania O’Hare

Bubble Guppies Michelle Levitt, Gene Vassilaros, Danielle Pretsfelder (Associate), Shiondre Austin (Associate)

Dora & Friends: Into the City! Michelle Levitt, Danielle Pretsfelder (Associate)

Sanjay & Craig Gene Vassilaros, Sarah Noonan, Meredith Layne, Shiondre Austin (Associate)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gene Vassilaros, Sarah Noonan, Meredith Layne, Shiondre Austin (Associate)

NY BROADWAY THEATRE – COMEDY

Fish in the Dark David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port (Associate)

Living On Love James Calleri, Paul Davis

Love Letters William Cantler, Andrew Femenella

You Can’t Take it With You Jim Carnahan, Jillian Cimini (Associate)

NY BROADWAY THEATRE – DRAMA

The Audience Daniel Swee, Nora Brennan

Constellations Jim Carnahan, Nancy Piccione

The Elephant Man James Calleri, Paul Davis

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Daniel Swee, Cindy Tolan, Adam Caldwell (Associate)

This Is Our Youth William Cantler

NY BROADWAY THEATRE – MUSICAL

An American in Paris Rachel Hoffman

Finding Neverland Patrick Goodwin, Bernard Telsey

The King and I Abbie Brady-Dalton

Something Rotten! Bethany Knox

On the Twentieth Century Jim Carnahan, Stephen Kopel

NY THEATRE – COMEDY

39 Steps Jack Bowdan

A Month in the Country James Calleri, Paul Davis

Big Love Karyn Casl

The Flick Alaine Alldaffer

What I Did Last Summer William Cantler

NY THEATRE – DRAMA

Between Riverside and Crazy William Cantler, Karyn Casl (Associate)

The Glass Menagerie Stephanie Klapper

Hamlet James Calleri, Erica Jensen

Punk Rock William Cantler, Karyn Casl (Associate)

The World of Extreme Happiness Nancy Piccione, Adam Belcuore

NY THEATRE – MUSICAL

Fly By Night Alaine Alldaffer

Found Rachel Hoffman, Howie Cherpakov

Clinton The Musical Tara Rubin, Kaitlin Shaw

New York Spring Spectacular Patrick Goodwin

Revolution James Calleri, Paul Davis, Erica Jensen

REGIONAL THEATRE EAST

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Tara Rubin, Kaitlin Shaw

Arcadia Tara Rubin, Laura Schutzel

Can Can Tara Rubin, Lindsay Levine

Carousel Jay Binder, Claire Simon (Location Casting), Becca McCracken (Associate)

Diner Justin Huff, Bernard Telsey

First Wives Club Craig Burns

REGIONAL THEATRE WEST

Bright Star Howie Cherpakov

Les Miserables Patrick Goodwin

Othello Tara Rubin

Arms and the Man David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port (Associate)

One Man, Two Guvnors Amy Potozkin, Joanne DeNaut

LOS ANGELES THEATRE

What the Butler Saw Mark B. Simon

The Country House David Caparelliotis, Phyllis Schuringa

Hair Margery Simkin, Michael Donovan

Race Mark B. Simon

Spring Awakening Beth Lipari, Bruce H. Newberg

SPECIAL THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE – EAST

Oliver! Michael Cassara

Paint Your Wagon Jay Binder, Jack Bowdan, Jason Styres

Parade Craig Burns

Tick Tick Boom Carrie Gardner, Stephen Kopel

Zorba! Jay Binder, Jack Bowdan

SPECIAL THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE – WEST

The Addams Family Megan Larche Dominick

Hello Dolly! Megan Larche Dominick

Tarzan Megan Larche Dominick

Unscreened Summer Series Meg Morman, Sunday Boling

THEATRE TOURS

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Jason Styres

Kinky Boots Justin Huff

Matilda The Musical Jim Carnahan, Nora Brennan, Jillian Cimini

Rodger’s Hammerstein’s Cinderella Cindy Tolan, Adam Caldwell

Blithe Spirit William Cantler

SHORT FILMS

Day One Becky Silverman

Dragula Jonathan Clay Harris

Muted Robin Lippin

Rita Mahtoubian Is Not A Terrorist Erica Silverman Bream

Share Lauren Grey

WEB SERIES

Cop Show Adrienne Stern

Deadbeat Jessica Daniels

Karl Manhair: Postal Inspector Judy Bowman

Olive and Mocha Meg Morman, Sunday Boling

Resident Advisors Alexis Frank Koczara, Christine Shevchenko, Amanda Lenker Doyle (Associate)

Side Effects Sheryl Levine

HONOREES

HOYT BOWERS AWARD

Bernard Telsey

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Danny Boyle

NEW YORK APPLE AWARD

Michelle and Robert King


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