Awfj Best Of Awards
These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.
Best Film: The Shape of Water
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
Best Screenplay, Original: Jordan Peele – Get Out
Best Screenplay, Adapted: James Ivory – Call Me by Your Name
Best Documentary: Faces Places (Visages, Villages)
Best Animated Film: Coco And Loving Vincent (tie)
Best Actress: Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Best Actor: Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Best Ensemble Cast – Casting Director: Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram – Mudbound
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins – Blade Runner 2049
Best Editing: Lee Smith – Dunkirk
Best Non-English-Language Film: The Square
Eda Female Focus Awards
These awards honor women only.
Best Woman Director: Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Best Woman Screenwriter: Greta Gerwig – Lady
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But in person, Coon, 36, is anything but inscrutable. Warm, funny, and charmingly down-to-earth, she’s as stunned by her TV moment as anyone.
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According to its site, "Artios" from the ancient Greek, meaning "perfectly fitted." So how fitting! Here's more info on the Artios Awards:
In October of 1985 the Casting Society of America presented the first-ever Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting at an awards luncheon. Held in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the event was attended by more than 500 industry leaders and seven Csa members were honored for their work in four different casting categories. In 1988, the first Artios Award for theatre casting was presented
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