Tuesday, January 6, 2015

'Camp X-Ray' nominated at the 30th Annual Artios Awards

'Camp X-Ray' has been nominated in the category 'Feature Film Low Budget Drama' - Congrats!!

THR: The Casting Society of America has unveiled its nominees for the 30th Annual Artios Awards, which honor achievement in casting movies, TV and live stage.

Trophies for the bi-coastal Artios Awards will be handed out on Jan. 22, 2015. Patton Oswalt will co-host from Los Angeles alongside Michael Urie in New York City. The CSA will also give Richard Linklater its Career Achievement Award, while Into the Woods director Rob Marshall will receive the New York Apple Award and casting director Ellen Lewis will be given the Hoyt Bowers Award.

- The full list of film nominees here

The Casting Society: In October of 1985 the Casting Society of America presented the first-ever Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting at an awards luncheon. Held in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the event was attended by more than 500 industry leaders and seven CSA members were honored for their work in four different casting categories. In 1988, the first Artios Award for theatre casting was presented at a ceremony in New York. Today simultaneous events are held annually in Los Angeles and New York, and members are honored in over twenty different casting categories, for work in Film, Television and Theatre. The criteria are originality, creativity and the contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. Nominees and winners are voted on by members in good standing of the Casting Society of America.

The Artios is awarded to those CSA members who receive primary screen (or program) credit for casting on the winning project. Location Casting Directors, Casting Executives and Department Heads who are CSA members and who receive credit on winning projects also receive an Artios Award. CSA Associates on those projects are recognized in the press and with a certificate.

Note: Richard Hicks was the casting director for the movie.