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Nominees unveiled for Casting Guild of Australia Awards

The Principal.

The Casting Guild of Australia (Cga) has announced the nominees for the second annual Cga awards, to be held November 18.

This year also sees a new award, Best Casting in a Short Film.

.It was a year to celebrate storytelling reflecting Australia.s cultural diversity, with projects such as The Principal (Casting: Anousha Zarkesh) and The Family Law (Casting: Tom McSweeney and David Newman). said Cga president Greg Apps.

Up for the most gongs is Anousha Zarkesh, with seven nominations across all drama categories.

.I.m totally honoured to be nominated for so many projects and in all categories.very chuffed and proud — I love what I do, so [it.s] nice to be honoured by my peers — thank you,. said Zarkesh. Cga Nominees 2016:

Nominees for Best Casting in a Feature Film The Daughter - Nikki Barrett The Dressmaker - Christine King Down Under - Stevie Ray & Kirsty McGregor
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New award for Australia's rising stars

Last Cab to Darwin.s Mark Coles Smith and Looking for Grace.s Odessa Young have won the inaugural Sirius Award presented by the Casting Guild of Australia.

The annual award was created to recognise Australia.s top 10 emerging actors, modelled on the Berlin Film Festival.s Shooting Stars initiative.

.The list of the next big things, actors whose careers will pop overseas in the very near future, was chosen by full-time casting directors, not a celebrity list of actors," Cga president Greg Apps tells If. "We wanted to claim ownership of our rising stars before the Us does."

Dr George Miller presented the Sirius award at the ceremony in Sydney on Monday night hosted by Sarah Snook and Ewen Leslie.

Apps said Coles Smith and Young were the two stand outs, particularly considering how far their careers had advanced over the past 12 months.

Coles Smith.s credits include Pawno,
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