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‘Arrival,’ ‘Deadpool’ Casting Directors Top Artios Award Nominations

Annual Casting Society of America honors will be handed out Jan. 19 in New York and L.A.

The Casting Society of America has a mercenary, a musical and an Afghanistan war comedy on deck for its annual Artios Awards nominations, which honor achievement in casting.

“Deadpool,” “La La Land” and Tina Fey’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” are among the 2017 nominees in categories like comedy and drama in either big budget or independent brackets.

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer and Michael Shannon made the grade for Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” for Outstanding Casting in a Drama, as did “Arrival,” “Hidden Figures,” “The Girl on the Train” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

For big budget comedy, “Deadpool,” “La La Land” and “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” are joined by “Rules Don’t Apply” and “Hail, Caesar!”

Joel McHale and actor Michael Urie will host ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York, respectively, both on Jan. 19. Annette Bening will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, and J.J. Abrams will give casting director Nina Gold the Hoyt Bowers Award.

All nominees were submitted by CSA members and met eligibility requirements for projects that were released from June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. The CSA has added the foreign language film category to this year’s honors.

Read the full list of Artios nominees:

Big Budget – Comedy

“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)

Big Budget – Drama

“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)

Studio or Independent – Comedy

“20th Century Women” Laura Rosenthal, Mark Bennett
“Bad Moms” Cathy Sandrich Gelfond, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)
“Café 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)

Studio or Independent – Drama

“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)

Low Budget – Comedy or Drama

“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