The casting branch of the academy is only five 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 33 years (“Artios” is from the ancient Greek meaning “perfectly fitted.”). Nominees for feature films were announced on Thursday and many of the leading Oscar contenders reaped bids. Winners will be revealed at joint ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 31.
In addition to the seven film categories listed below, the Atrios Awards will honor Laura Dern
with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement while Tina Fey
and Jeff Raymond
will receive the Marion Dougherty
New York Apple Award and casting directors Robert J. Ulrich
, Eric Dawson
and Carol Kritzer
will be feted with the Hoyt Bowers Award.
Last year’s big budget winners were the war movie “Dunkirk
and the musical