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Casting Society Salutes ‘Mud,’ ‘Argo,’ Michael J. Fox at Artios Awards

Argo,” “Mud,”  “House of Cards” and “Kinky Boots” were among the winners as the Casting Society of America saluted work in film, TV and theater at its 29th annual Artios Awards.

The kudos were handed out on Nov. 18, with ceremonies held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and at XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge in New York.

The awards are given to CSA members using the criteria of “originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project,” according to the org. The ceremony was hosted in Los Angeles by Nicole Sullivan and in New York by Harvey Fierstein.


Big Budget Feature – Comedy: “Silver Linings Playbook,” Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Diane Heery (Location Casting), Jason Loftus (Location Casting)

Big Budget Feature – Drama: “Argo,” Lora Kennedy

Feature – Studio or Independent – Comedy: “Moonrise Kingdom,” Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)

Feature – Studio or Independent – Drama: “Mud,” Francine Maisler, Diana Guthrie (Location Casting)

Low Budget Feature – Comedy or Drama: “The Sessions,” Ronnie Yeskel

Animation Feature: “Wreck-It Ralph,” Jamie Sparer Roberts

Short Film: “The Learning Curve,” Kendra Patterson

Television Pilot Comedy: “The Mindy Project,” Felicia Fasano

Television Pilot Drama: “House of Cards,” Laray Mayfield

Television Series Comedy: “Girls,” Jennifer Euston

Television Series Drama: “Homeland,” Judy Henderson, Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Craig Fincannon (Location Casting)

Television Movie or Mini Series: “Behind the Candelabra,” Carmen Cuba, Wittney Horton (Associate)

Daytime Drama Series: “The Young and the Restless,” Judy Blye Wilson

Children’s Series: “iCarly,” Krisha Bullock, Jennifer K.M. Treadwell (Associate)

Television Animation: “Family Guy,” Linda Lamontagne

New York Broadway Theatre – Comedy: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Daniel Swee

New York Broadway Theatre – Drama: “Golden Boy,” Daniel Swee

New York Broadway Theatre – Musical: “Kinky Boots,” Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff

New York Theatre – Comedy or Musical:“The Madrid,” David Caparelliotis

New York Theatre – Drama: “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet,” Jim Carnahan

Regional Theatre East: “The Glass Menagerie,” Jim Carnahan, Stephen Kopel

Regional Theatre West: “Pygmalion,” David Caparelliotis

Los Angeles Theatre: “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” Joanne DeNaut, Andy Crocker (Associate)

Special Theatrical Performance East: “Carousel,” Jay Binder, Jack Bowdan

Special Theatrical Performance West: “The Book of Mormon,” Carrie Gardner


Career Achievement Award: Nina Tassler

Hoyt Bowers Awards: Linda Lowy

New York Apple Award: Michael J. Fox

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