CDA Awards 2019 Winners

Last night, Wednesday 15th May, saw the third annual Casting Director Association awards specifically dedicated to the work of the casting director held at BAFTA in London. The CDA Awards 2019 showcased the best in casting across a variety of categories, including commercials, film, stills and music videos which were open to all CDA members. See all of the categories, nominees and winners below.

Best Casting of a UK Commercial (Up To & Inc 60 Secs)

Winner: Kate and Lou Casting for Sainsbury’s The Big Night

> Hannah Birkett for Snickers Snickers

> Thomas Adams (@Thomasadamscasting Insta) for Eve Sleep

Best Casting of a UK Commercial (Over 60 Secs)

Winner: Kate and Lou Casting for The Sun World Cup Office Knockabout

> Hannah Birkett for Virgin Atlantic & Delta The Prodigal Brother

> Tree Petts for Air China Live Slow Dream Fast

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial (Up To & Inc 60 Secs)

Winner: Kate and Lou Casting for Ikea Plates Juggling

> Hannah Birkett for Playstation Foxhole

> Jody Furlong for Asus Vivobook Be Your True Colour

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial (Over 60 Secs)

Winner: Anna Stark & Claire Catterson for Rimmel I Will Not Be Deleted

> ET Casting for HSBC Portraits of Pride

> Leanne Flinn for Bodyform / Libresse Viva La Vulva

Best Casting of an International Commercial

Winner: Ali Fearnley for Jameson Irish Whiskey Scully Was To Blame

> Anna Stark for Apple Behind The Mac

> Hannah Birkett for Rema 1000 Smarthouse

Best Streetcasting

Winner: Kharmel Cochrane for Ubisoft Just Dance

> Kate and Lou Casting for Sport England This Girl Can – Fit Got Real

> Leanne Flinn (@Leanne Flinn Twitter + Insta) for McCain Here’s To Love

Best Children’s Casting

Winner: ET Casting for BBC Sport Prepare To Be Moved

> Crocodile Casting for Protergia Little Scientists

> Nicci Topping for Paul McCartney Fuh You

Best Casting of a Charity Commercial

Winner: Wayne Waterson For HIV Awareness U= U=

> Nicci Topping for Red Cross The Power Of Kindness

> Thomas Adams for International Women’s Day Queen Rules

Best Casting of Online Non-branded Content

Winner: Kharmel Cochrane for Dept of Education Every Lesson Shapes A Life

> Kate and Lou Casting for Electrical Safety First Nan Knows Best

> Leanne Flinn for The FA England’s World Cup Squad Revealed

Best Casting of a Stills Campaign

Winner: Tree Petts for Dove Baby Bathtime

> Kharmel Cochrane for Stoli Whatever Drives You

> Sue Odell for Pride in London Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Best Casting of a Single Still

Winner: Camilla Arthur for Sainsbury’s Tu All Boobs Welcome

> Claire Catterson for Children 1st Children 1st

> Kate and Lou Casting for Hula Hoops Hula Hoops

Best Casting of a Short Film

Winner: Nicci Topping For The Big Day

> Kate and Lou Casting for Cur:Few

> Leanne Flinn for Ladies Day

Best Casting of a Music Video

Winner: Claire Catterson for Callum Scott No Matter What

> Hannah Simons for Dizzee Rascal Money Right

> Leanne Flinn for Chaka Khan Like Sugar

Best Casting of a Feature Film

Winner: ET Casting for Tucked

> Emma Ashton for Perfect Skin

> Karmel Cochrane for In Darkness

The awards were sponsored by Spotlight, BMA Artists, Branded Talent, Casting Networks, Nevs and Quirky Kidz. Congratulations to all of last night's nominees and winners!