Richard E. Grant calls for 'best casting' award to be created by Bafta and Oscar

Richard E. Grant calls for 'best casting' award to be created by Bafta and Oscar
He was talking at the first Casting Directors Awards held in London on Tuesday,

Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant has called on Bafta and the Oscars to introduce best casting categories, saying casting work has been “astonishingly un-celebrated” by the film industry.

“I’ve wondered whether it’s because it’s female-dominated that it hasn’t been as to the forefront of other awards,” Grant told Screen at the inaugural Casting Directors Guild (Cdg) awards in London last night (February 12).

“There should be a category for them [at the Baftas and Oscars]. Casting director comes up in the list of credits so
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