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Casting Society Nominations Pit ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘Foxcatcher’ Against 2013’s Big Movies

Artios Awards date change means 2014 films will compete with ”12 Years a Slave“ and ”American Hustle“


The Casting Society of America has super-sized its Artios Awards feature film nominations this year, honoring 42 different films and putting some of 2014’s top contenders in categories where they’ll compete against 2013’s awards movies.

For its 30th annual ceremony, the awards for casting directors have moved from their usual fall slot to a late-January date that placed them in the middle of awards season. To accommodate the new date, this year’s eligibility period spanned 18 months instead of a single year, encompassing films released in the second half of 2013 and all of 2014.

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As a result, current films like “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl” and “Selma” will go head-to-head with last year’s films “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle” and “Captain Phillips.”

The Artios Awards separate feature-film nominations into seven different categories, splitting both the comedy and drama fields between separate big-budget, low-budget and “studio or independent” categories.

Films from 2014 nominated in the big-budget categories include “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Into the Woods” and “This Is Where I Leave You” for Comedy and “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl” and “Selma” for Drama.

In the Studio or Independent category, “Birdman,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash” represented 2014 in Drama, while that year swept the Comedy category with “Big Eyes,” “Chef,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Pride,” “St. Vincent” and “Top Five.”

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Among low-budget films, Artios voters opted for “Boyhood,” “Cake” and “Camp X-Ray” in Drama and “Believe Me,” “Dear White People” and “Space Station 76” in Comedy.

Films from 2013 that were nominated include “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “We’re the Millers,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Short Term 12” and “The Spectacular Now.”

The expanded eligibility period also helped Francine Maisler become the most-nominated casting director in film, with nominations for “Into the Woods,” “Birdman,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Captain Phillips.”

In the animation category, Disney/Pixar has four of the six nominees: Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” “Frozen,” and “Planes” and Pixar’s “Monsters University” will go up against Fox’s “The Book of Life” and “Rio 2.”

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The Artios Awards will be presented simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York City on Jan. 22, with Patton Oswalt hosting in L.A. and Michael Urie doing the honors in N.Y.

The nominations:

Big Budget Comedy
Guardians of the Galaxy – Sarah Finn, Reg Poerscout-Edgerton, Tamara Hunter (Associate)
Into The Woods – Francine Maisler, Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Rachel Tenner, Charlene Lee (Associate), Bess Fifer (Associate)
This is Where I Leave You – Cindy Tolan, Adam Caldwell (Associate)
We’re the Millers – Lisa Beach, Sarah Katzman, Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Jeremy Gordon (Associate), Beth Lipari (Associate), Dana Salerno (Associate)
The Wolf of Wall Street – Ellen Lewis

Big Budget Drama
12 Years a Slave – Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Melissa Kostenbauder (Associate)
American Hustle – Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Angela Peri (Location Casting)
Captain Phillips – Francine Maisler, Donna M. Belajac (Location Casting)
Foxcatcher – Jeanne McCarthy, Rori Bergman (Location Casting), Donna M. Belajac (Location Casting), Matthew Maisto (Associate)
Gone Girl – Laray Mayfield, Annie Hamilton (Location Casting)
Selma – Aisha Coley, Robyn Owen (Associate)

Studio or Independent Comedy
Big Eyes – Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera, Coreen Mayrs (Location Casting), Heike Brandstatter (Location Casting)
Chef – Sarah Finn, Tamara Hunter (Associate)
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Douglas Aibel, Jina Jay, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)
Pride – Fiona Weir
St. Vincent – Laura Rosenthal
Top Five – Victoria Thomas, Matthew Maisto (Associate)

Studio or Independent Drama
Birdman – Francine Maisler
Blue Jasmine – Juliet Taylor, Patricia DiCerto, Nina Henninger (Location Casting)
Dallas Buyers Club – Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Rich Delia, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting), Allison Estrin (Associate)
Inside Llewyn Davis – Ellen Chenoweth, Amelia McCarthy (Associate)
The Theory of Everything – Nina Gold
Whiplash – Terri Taylor

Low Budget Comedy
Adult World – Jennifer Euston
Believe Me – JC Cantu, Beth Sepko (Location Casting)
Dear White People – Kim Taylor-Coleman
The Double – Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)
Space Station 76 – Eric Souliere
Two Night Stand – Angela Demo, Julie Schubert (Location Casting)

Low Budget Drama
Boyhood – Beth Sepko
Cake – Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham
Camp X-Ray – Richard Hicks
Lonely Boy – Howard Meltzer
Short Term 12 – Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Rich Delia, Allison Estrin (Associate)
The Spectacular Now – Angela Demo, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting)

Big Hero 6 – Jamie Sparer Roberts
The Book of Life – Christian Kaplan
Frozen – Jamie Sparer Roberts
Monsters University – Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon
Planes – Jason Henkel
Rio 2 – Christian Kaplan

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