The Casting Society of America (CSA) is jumping into the awards season fray by moving the 30th Annual Artios Awards from November to January, the group announced Sunday.
“We moved the 30th Annual Artios Awards later in the season to better align Casting with film’s other major guilds and crafts,” said Richard Hicks, president of the CSA in a press release.
The Artios Awards recognize CSA members working in casting in film, television and theater. During the bi-coastal celebration, awards will be presented in 29 categories, plus three specialized honors.
Among the specialized honors are the Career Achievement Award, which is given in recognition of the recipient’s contribution to the industry as a whole and their inclusion of the casting director in the overall creative process.
The New York Apple Award is presented on behalf of the casting community in recognition of an individual who has made a special commitment to the New York entertainment industry through collaboration with casting directors. The Hoyt Bowers Award is given to a casting director for his or her outstanding body of work and meaningful contribution to the profession.
The awards will all be handed out on January 22, 2015 in New York and Los Angeles. Previous Artios Awards winners include the casting directors of “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Argo,” “Modern Family,” “House of Cards,” “The Book of Mormon” and “Carousel.”
The CSA currently has more than 600 members who work in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa. Those casting directors will also be getting their due from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which created a Casting Directors Branch in July of 2013.