The casting branch of the academy is only six years old and doesn’t have an Oscar category of its own. However, the Casting Society of America has been handing out the Artios Awards for 34 years (“Artios” is from the ancient Greek meaning “perfectly fitted.”). This year’s awards took place on Thursday (Jan. 30) on both coasts. At the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, winners included three of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture: “Jojo Rabbit
,” “Marriage Story
”” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
.” (see full list of winners below).
In addition to the eight film categories listed below, the Atrios Awards honored Geena Davis
with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement while Audra McDonald
received the Marion Dougherty
New York Apple Award, casting director Deborah Aquila
was feted with the Hoyt Bowers Award and Andy Pryor
was lauded with the Excellence in Casting Award.