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‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Dope’ ‘Empire’ Are 2016 Casting Society of America Award Winners

'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Dope' 'Empire' Are 2016 Casting Society of America Award Winners

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced its feature film award winners for the 31st Annual Artios Awards. Final film ballots were distributed to CSA members and voting ended on Friday, January 8, 2016, and all winners for film, television, theater, short film and new media categories were announced at the 31st Annual Artios Awards last night, January 21, 2016, in award ceremonies held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at the Hard Rock Café in New York. 

The eligibility period for film projects included films released theatrically from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. 

The feature film award winners announced last night follow below. Or note, with respect to this blog’s interests, “Straight Outta Compton” won in the Big Budget Drama category; “Dope” won in the Low Budget Comedy category; and “Empire” won in the Television Pilot Drama category.

The full list follows below:

Feature Film Big Budget Comedy
“The Big Short — Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting)

Feature Film Big Budget Drama
“Straight Outta Compton” — Cindy Tolan, Victoria Thomas, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Beth Sepko (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Lucinda Syson (Location Casting), Pat Moran (Location Casting), Judith Sunga (Associate)

Feature Film Studio or Independent Comedy
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” — Angela Demo, Nancy Mosser (Location Casting), Katie Shenot (Location Casting)

Feature Film Studio or Independent Drama
“Room” — Fiona Weir, Robin D. Cook, Kathleen Chopin (Location Casting), Jonathan Oliveira (Associate)

Feature Film Low Budget Comedy
“Dope” — Kim Coleman

Feature Film Low Budget Drama
“The Stanford Prison Experiment” — Angela Demo

Feature Film Animation
“Inside Out” — Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

Television Pilot Comedy
“Transparent” — Eyde Belasco

Television Pilot Drama
“Empire” — Leah Daniels-Butler, Claire Simon (Location Casting), Shelby Cherniet (Associate)

Television Series Comedy
“Transparent” — Eyde Belasco

Television Series Drama
“Game of Thrones” — Nina Gold

Television Movie or Mini-Series
“Olive Kitteridge” — Laura Rosenthal, Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Maribeth Fox (Associate), Jodi Angstreich (Associate)

Children’s Pilot and Series (Live Action)
“Girl Meets World” — Sally Stiner, Barbie Block, Brett Greenstein, Collin Daniel, Howard Meltzer, Sherie Hernandez (Associate)

Television Animation (Adult)
“Bob’s Burgers” — Julie Ashton-Barson

Television Animation (Children)
“Bubble Guppies” — Michelle Levitt, Gene Vassilaros, Shondre Austin (Associate), Danielle Pretsfelder (Associate)

Web Series
“Deadbeat” — Jessica Daniels

Short Film
“Muted” — Robin Lippin

New York Broadway Theatre – Comedy
“You Can’t Take It With You” — Jim Carnahan, Jillian Cimini (Associate)

New York Broadway Theatre – Drama
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” — Daniel Swee, Cindy Tolan, Adam Caldwell (Associate)

New York Broadway Theatre – Musical
“The King and I” — Abbie Brady-Dalton

New York Theatre – Comedy
“A Month in the Country” — James Calleri, Paul Davis

New York Theatre – Drama
“Between Riverside and Crazy” — William Cantler, Karyn Casl (Associate)

New York Theatre – Musical
“Clinton the Musical” — Tara Rubin, Kaitlin Shaw

Regional Theatre East
“Carousel” — Jay Binder, Claire Simon (Location Casting), Becca McCracken (Associate)

Regional Theatre West
“Othello” — Tara Rubin

Los Angeles Theatre
“Spring Awakening” — Beth Lipari, Bruce H. Newberg

Special Theatrical Performance East
“Parade” — Craig Burns

Special Theatrical Performance West
“Unscreened Summer Series” — Meg Morman, Sunday Boling

Theatre Tours
“Matilda the Musical” — Jim Carnahan, Nora Brennan, Jillian Cimini

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