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Here are all the winners from the 38th Annual Artios Awards

For the first time since the 2020 awards, the Artios Awards return to a full house in-person to celebrate the outstanding achievements in casting. Taken from the Greek phrase for ‘perfectly fitting’, Artios symbolises the extreme efforts put in by casting professionals for film, television, short form and theatre.

The Artios Awards are presented by Spotlight and the Casting Society of America (CSA). This year’s ceremony was hosted by Community and Disenchanted actress Yvette Nicole Brown, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Alongside the category awards is a selection of honorary awards put in place to recognise industry professionals. This year’s honorary awards are:

  • The Lynn Stalmaster Award — Rita Moreno (Actress)
  • The Hoyt Bowers Award — Leslee Feldman (Casting Director)
  • The Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award — Jessica Sherman (Casting Director)
  • The Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award — Black Theatre United

German casting director, Simon Bär, will be posthumously awarded the European Capelier-Shaw Award for Excellence in Casting for her work on the BAFTA award-winning Netflix film, All Quiet on the Western Front.

Celebrating the great work of casting directors from around the world, the winners of the 2023 Artios Awards are…


Big Budget: Comedy

  • Bros – Gayle Keller, Allison Kirschner
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Mary Vernieu, Bret Howe
  • The Menu – Mary Vernieu, Bret Howe, Lisa Mae Fincannon, Kimberly Wistedt, Becca Burgess
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical – Lucy Bevan, Emily Brockmann – WINNER
  • White Noise – Douglas Aibel, D. Lynn Meyers, Matthew Glasner

Big Budget: Drama

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Sarah Halley Finn, Carla Hool, Tara Feldstein Bennett, Chase Paris, Molly Doyle
  • Elvis – Denise Chamain, Nikki Barrett, Beth Day, Liz Ludwitzke
  • The Fabelmans – Cindy Tolan, Nicholas Petrovich – WINNER
  • Tár – Avy Kaufman, Simon Bär, Jeremy Zimmerman
  • Till – Kim Coleman, Tara Feldstein Bennett, Chase Paris, Stefni Colle

Studio or Independent: Comedy

  • The Bubble – Victor Jenkins, Gayle Keller, Allison Kirschner
  • Catherine Called Birdy – Nina Gold, Catriona Dickie — WINNER
  • Emergency – Kim Coleman, Tara Feldstein Bennett, Chase Paris
  • I Love My Dad – Eyde Belasco
  • Spoiler Alert – Avy Kaufman

Studio or Independent: Drama

  • Armageddon Time – Douglas Aibel, Matthew Glasner
  • The Banshees of Inisherin – Louise Kiely — WINNER
  • Causeway – Ellen Chenoweth, Tracy Kilpatrick, Susanne Scheel, Blair Foster
  • Cha Cha Real Smooth – Angela Demo, Nancy Mosser Bailey
  • The Whale – Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham Ahanonu, Bret Howe

Low Budget: Comedy or Drama

  • Emily the Criminal – Chelsea Bloch, Marisol Roncali — WINNER
  • Family Squares – Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas
  • Montana Story – Avy Kaufman, Harrison Nesbit
  • Please Baby Please – Eyde Belasco
  • The Swearing Jar – Nicole Hilliard-Forde, Matthew Lessall

Micro Budget: Comedy or Drama

  • The Cathedral – Ally Beans, Daryl Eisenberg
  • Down with the King – Scotty Anderson, Harrison Nesbit
  • Four Samosas – Emily Schweber
  • The Same Storm – Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Adam Caldwell, Karyn Casl — WINNER
  • They/Them/Us – Joey Montenarello, Duncan Stewart, Benton Whitley, D. Lynn Meyers


  • The Bad Guys – Christi Soper Hilt
  • Lightyear – Natalie Lyon, Kevin Reher, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Jessica Kelly, Kate Geller — WINNER
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Christi Soper Hilt
  • Turning Red – Natalie Lyon, Kevin Reher, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum

Non-Theatrical Release

  • The Adam Project – Carmen Cuba, Tiffany Mak, Judith Sunga
  • Better Nate Than Ever – Bernard Telsey, Bethany Knox, Pat Goodwin
  • Deep Water – Ellen Chenoweth, Tracy Kilpatrick, Susanne Scheel
  • The Harder They Fall – Victoria Thomas, Jo Edna Boldin — WINNER
  • The Survivor – Ellen Chenoweth, Susanne Scheel

The Zeitgeist Award

  • Avatar: The Way of Water – Margery Simkin, Katrina Wandel George, Jasmine Gutierrez, Sydney Shircliff
  • The Batman – Cindy Tolan, Lucy Bevan, Nicholas Petrovich, Olivia Grant
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Sarah Halley Finn, Djinous Rowling — WINNER
  • Scream – Rich Delia, Lisa Mae Fincannon, Craig Fincannon, Adam Richards, Meredith Petty Hughes
  • Top Gun: Maverick – Denise Chamain, Jordana Sapiurka


Television Series: Comedy

  • Barry – Sherry Thomas, Sharon Bialy, Stacia Kimler
  • Hacks – Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera, Hallman, Anna Mayworm — WINNER
  • Ted Lasso – Theo Park
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Cindy Tolan, Anne Davison
  • The Other Two – Allison Estrin, Henry Russell Bergstein, Jenn Gaw, Dayna Katz

Television Series: Drama

  • Better Call Saul – Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Russell Scott, Marie K. McMaster, Alyssa Morris
  • Euphoria – Jessica Kelly, Mary Vernieu, Bret Howe, Jennifer Venditti
  • Ozark – Alexa L. Fogel, Chase Paris, Tara Feldstein Bennett, Kathryn Zamora-Benson
  • Succession – Avy Kaufman, Lilia Trapani, Harrison Nesbit — WINNER
  • The Morning Show – Victoria Thomas

Television Pilot and First Season: Comedy

  • Abbott Elementary – Wendy O’Brien — WINNER
  • Ghosts – Elizabeth Barnes, Tannis Vallely, Andrea Kenyon, Randi Wells
  • Julia – Sharon Bialy, Gohar Gazazyan, Lisa Lobel, Angela Peri, Stacia Kimler, Melissa Morris
  • Only Murders in the Building – Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Destiny Lilly
  • Reservation Dogs – Angelique Midthunder, Jennifer Schwalenberg, Chris Freihofer, Stacey Rice, Lisa Zambetti
  • The Sex Lives of College Girls – Elizabeth Barnes, Jennifer Euston

Television Pilot and First Season: Drama

  • Kevin Can F**k Himself – Felicia Fasano, Rikki Gimelstob, Angela Peri, Lisa Lobel, Katie Lantz
  • Pachinko – Mary Vernieu, Michelle Wade Byrd, Ko Iwagami, Corinne Clark, Jennifer Page
  • The Gilded Age – Bernard Telsey, Adam Caldwell, Kristian Charbonier
  • Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty – Francine Maisler, Kathy Driscoll-Mohler, Melissa Kostenbauder, Molly Rose
  • Severance – Rachel Tenner, Bess Fifer, Rick Messina
  • Yellowjackets – Junie Lowry-Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Corinne Clark, Jennifer Page, Josh Ropiequet — WINNER

Limited Series

  • Dopesick – Avy Kaufman, Erica Arvold, Scotty Anderson, Dustin Presley — WINNER
  • Inventing Anna – Linda Lowry, Henry Russell Bergstein, Allison Estrin, Jamie Castro, Simone Bär, Juliette Menager, Dayna Katz
  • Maid – Rachel Tenner, Corinne Clark, Jennifer Page, Rick Messina
  • The Dropout – Jeanie Bacharach, Alison Goodman, Mark Rutman
  • The Staircase – Douglas Aibel, Tracy Kilpatrick, Matthew Glasner, Blair Foster

Film, Non-Theatrical Release

  • Better Nate Than Ever – Bernard Telsey, Bethany Knox, Pat Goodwin
  • Deep Water – Ellen Chenoweth, Tracy Kilpatrick, Susanne Scheel
  • The Adam Project – Carmen Cuba, Tiffany Mak, Judith Sunga
  • The Harder They Fall – Victoria Thomas, Jo Edna Boldin — WINNER
  • Turning Red – Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum

Television Animation

  • Big Mouth – Julie Ashton — WINNER
  • Bob’s Burgers – Julie Ashton
  • Central Park – Julie Ashton
  • Family Guy – Christine Terry, Jackie Sollitto
  • Rick and Morty – Ruth Lambert, Robert McGee

Reality Series

  • Nailed It! – Ron Mare, Anna Sturgeon
  • Queer Eye – Jessica Jorgensen, Danielle Gervais, Quinn Fegan, Natalie Pino, Pamela Vallerelli
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – Goloka Bolte, Ethan Petersen — WINNER
  • Shark Tank – Mindy Zemrak
  • Top Chef – Ron Mare, Heather Allyn

Live Television Performance, Variety or Sketch: Comedy, Drama or Musical

  • Annie Live! – Bernard Telsey, Patrick Goodwin — WINNER
  • That Damn Michael Che – Erica A. Hart
  • The G Word with Adam Conover – Lindsey Weissmueller, Chrissy Fiorilli-Ellington
  • True Story with Ed and Randall – Melissa DeLizia
  • Would I Lie to You? – Mark Saks

Children’s Pilot and Series (Live Action) 

  • Bunk’d – Howard Meltzer, Biz Urban
  • Noggin Knows – Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick
  • The Baby-Sitters Club – Danielle Aufiero, Amber Horn, Tiffany Mak, Leigh Ann Smith — WINNER
  • Young Dylan – Kim Coleman, Rhavynn Drummer
  • Warped! – Nickole Doro, Shayna Sherwood, Devon Brady, Jeremy Gordon


New York Broadway Theatre: Comedy or Drama

  • Chicken & Biscuits – Erica A. Hart
  • Clyde’s – Will Cantler, Karyn Casl, Destiny Lilly, Charlie Hano
  • For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow In Enuf – Erica Jensen, Heidi Griffiths, Kate Murray
  • POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive – Taylor Williams
  • Take Me Out – Jim Carnaham, Jason Thinger – WINNER

New York Broadway Theatre: Musical

  • Caroline, Or Change – Jim Carnaham, Jilian Cimini, Carrie Gardner, Stephen Kopel
  • Company – Cindy Tolan, Nicholas Petrovich — WINNER
  • Girl from the North Country – Jordan Taler, Heidi Griffiths
  • MJ the Musical – Rachel Hoffman
  • The Music Man – Craig Burns, Bernard Telsey, Rebecca Scholl

New York Theatre: Comedy or Drama

  • A Case for the Existence of God – David Caparelliotis
  • The Daughter-in-Law – Stephanie Klapper
  • Fairycakes – Adam Caldwell, Destiny Lilly, Charlie Hano — WINNER (Tie)
  • Letters of Suresh – Karyn Casl, Destiny Lilly, Charlie Hano
  • Prayer for the French Republic – Kelly Gillespie
  • Which Way to the Stage – Will Cantler
  • Wish You Were Here – Karyn Casl – WINNER (Tie)

New York Theatre: Musical

  • Americano! – Michael Cassara
  • The Bedwetter – Rachel Hoffman, Charlie Hano
  • Black No More – Kristian Charbonier, Rebecca Scholl
  • Oratorio for Living Things – Henry Russell Bergstein
  • Trevor: The Musical – Tara Rubin, Merri Sugarman — WINNER
  • Whisper House – Tara Rubin, Peter Van Dam

Los Angeles Theatre

  • A Christmas Carol – Jim Carnahan, Jilian Cimini, Jason Thinger — WINNER
  • God of Carnage – Michael Donovan, Richie Ferris
  • Head over Heels – Ryan Bernard Tymensky
  • Man of God – Phyllis Schuringa
  • Power of Sail – Phyllis Schuringa

Regional Theatre

  • Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical – Erica Jensen, Paul Davis
  • Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ – Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano
  • Bug – JC Clementz
  • A Christmas Carol – Jim Canahan, Jason Thinger
  • School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play – Lauren Port, Rachael Jimenez — WINNER

Special Theatrical Performance

  • Candide – Stephanie Klapper
  • Kismet – Peter Van Dam
  • The Life – Destiny Lilly, Charlie Hano — WINNER
  • The Tap Dance Kid – Craig Burns

Theatre Tours

  • Hadestown – Duncan Stewart, Benton Whitley
  • Moulin Rouge! – Jim Carnahan, Stephen Kopel, Alexandre Bleau
  • Oklahoma! – Taylor Williams
  • Six the Musical – Tara Rubin, Peter Van Dam, Kevin Metzger-Timson — WINNER
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Adam Caldwell, Destiny Lilly, Amelia McCarthy

Congratulations to all the winners!

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