Artios Awards Give Top Casting Honors to ‘La La Land,’ ‘Hidden Figures’

Casting Society of America also honors “Manchester by the Sea,” “Moonlight,” “Hell or High Water” and “Moana”

Last Updated: January 19, 2017 @ 10:04 PM

The casting directors of “La La Land,” “Hidden Figures,” “Hell or High Water,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Moonlight” and “Moana” have won awards at the 32nd Annual Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America announced on Thursday night in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Those films were singled out in the six Artios Awards feature-film categories, which honored the casting directors in a variety of genres and budget levels. Television awards went to “Transparent,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Mr. Robot,” “Bloodline” and the miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” among others.

In the theatrical categories, winners included “Hamilton,” “The Humans” and “Dear Evan Hansen.”

The Artios Awards show was hosted by Joel McHale and included an honorary award to Annette Bening. Presenters included J.J. Abrams, Lily Collins, Mandy Moore, Constance Zimmer, Justin Hartley, Trevante Rhodes and Max Greenfield.

The winners:

FEATURE BIG BUDGET – COMEDY: “La La Land,” Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood

FEATURE BIG BUDGET – DRAMA: “Hidden Figures,” Victoria Thomas, Jackie Burch (Location Casting), Bonnie Grisan (Associate)

FEATURE STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – COMEDY: “Hell or High Water,” Richard Hicks, Jo Edna Boldin, Chris Redondo (Associate), Marie A.K. McMaster (Associate)

FEATURE STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – DRAMA: “Manchester By the Sea,” Douglas Aibel, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate)


FEATURE ANIMATION: “Moana,” Jamie Sparer Roberts, Rachel Sutton (Location Casting)

TELEVISION PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – COMEDY: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Felicia Fasano, Bernard Telsey, Tim Payne, Tara Nostramo (Associate), Conrad Woolfe (Associate), Abbie Brady-Dalton (Associate)

TELEVISION PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – DRAMA: “Mr. Robot,” Susie Farris, Beth Bowling, Kim Miscia, Michael Rios (Associate) Melanie Crescenz (Associate)

TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY: “Transparent,” Eyde Belasco

TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: “Bloodline,” Debra Zane, Lori Wyman (Location Casting), Shayna Markowitz (Associate), Marie-Thérèse Verbruggen (Associate), Erin Fragetta (Associate)

TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES: “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera Hallman, Courtney Bright, Nicole Daniels, Cara Chute Rosenbaum (Associate)

CHILDREN’S PILOT AND SERIES (LIVE ACTION): “School of Rock,” Suzanne Goddard-Smythe, Ty Harman (Associate)

TELEVISION ANIMATION: “Bob’s Burgers,” Julie Ashton-Barson

TELEVISION UNSCRIPTED SERIES: “Billion Dollar Buyer,” Candra Nazzaro

SHORT FILMS: “Youth,” Adrienne Stern, Nina Henninger (Location Casting)

SHORT FORM/WEB SERIES: “Her Story,” Geralyn Flood

NY BROADWAY THEATRE: “The Humans,” Carrie Gardner

NY BROADWAY THEATRE – MUSICAL: “Hamilton,” Bethany Knox

NY THEATRE – COMEDY AND MUSICAL: “Dear Evan Hansen,” Tara Rubin, Lindsay Levine

NY THEATRE – DRAMA: “Buried Child,” Judy Henderson

REGIONAL THEATRE EAST/WEST: “Grey Gardens,” Duncan Stewart, Benton Whitley

LOS ANGELES THEATRE: “Bent,” Heidi Levitt

SPECIAL THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE EAST/WEST: “Little Shop of Horrors,” Carrie Gardner, Stephen Kopel

THEATRE TOURS: “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” Stephen Kopel


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