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Excellence in Casting 2022: See All the Nominees!

Robert Peterpaul

Awards season is in full swing, honoring top talent from all areas of the entertainment industry. While the spotlight tends to sizzle on high-profile performers, there are countless departments that warrant attention, like casting.

Casting in particular is a field that doesn’t always receive the heaps of praise it deserves. Fortunately, strides have been made with the expansion of casting-specific ceremonies, and the addition of casting categories to some of the world’s buzziest awards shows. The overall awareness and recognition that these events bring to highly skilled casting professionals and their achievements around the world is incredibly important.


Take a look below to see the 2022 casting nominees across ceremonies:

Artios Awards 2022

The Casting Society of America has been bestowing elite casting artists with an “artios” (from the ancient Greek word, meaning “perfectly fitted”) since 1985. The 37th annual ceremony sees eight categories of nominees:


“Encanto” – Jamie Sparer Roberts, Grace C. Kim (Associate)

“Luca” – Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum (Associate)

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” – Tamara Hunter

“Raya and the Last Dragon” – Jamie Sparer Roberts, Grace C. Kim (Associate)

“Vivo” – Tamara Hunter

Big Budget – Comedy

“Cruella” – Mary Vernieu, Lucy Bevan, Bret Howe (Associate), Emily Brockmann (Associate), Olivia Grant (Associate)

“Don’t Look Up” – Francine Maisler, Kathy Driscoll-Mohler (Additional Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Matt Bouldry (Location Casting), Kyle Crand (Location Casting), Molly Rose (Associate)

“The French Dispatch” – Douglas Aibel, Matthew Glasner (Associate)

“In the Heights” – Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Kristian Charbonier (Associate)

“Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” – Sarah Halley Finn, Amanda Mitchell (Location Casting), Poping Auyeung (Location Casting), Molly Doyle (Associate)

Big Budget – Drama

“House of Gucci” – Kate Rhodes-James

“King Richard” – Rich Delia, Avy Kaufman, Adam Richards (Associate), Scotty Anderson (Associate)

“The Power of the Dog “- Nikki Barrett, Carmen Cuba, Nina Gold, Martin Ware (Associate)

“Tick, Tick…BOOM!” – Bernard Telsey, Kristian Charbonier

“West Side Story” – Cindy Tolan, Nicholas Petrovich (Associate)

Studio or Independent – Comedy

“Best Sellers” – Pam Dixon, Andrea Kenyon, Randi Wells

“The Tender Bar” – Rachel Tenner, Bess Fifer (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Rick Messina (Associate)

“This Game’s Called Murder” – Meg Morman, Sunday Boling

“Zola” – Kim Taylor-Coleman

Studio or Independent – Drama

“Belfast” – Lucy Bevan, Emily Brockmann, Carla Stronge (Location Casting)

“Coda”- Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood, Lisa Zagoria, Angela Peri (Location Casting), Lisa Lobel (Location Casting), Melissa Morris (Associate)

“The Lost Daughter” – Kahleen Crawford

“Passing” – Laura Rosenthal, Kimberly Ostroy

“The Hand Of God “– Annamaria Sambucco

Low Budget – Comedy or Drama

“Blue Bayou” – Marisol Roncali, Chelsea Ellis Bloch, Matthew Morgan (Location Casting)

“The Humans” – Ellen Chenoweth, Susanne Scheel (Associate)

“The Novice” – Matthew Lessall, Nicole Hilliard-Forde

“Together Together “- Richard Hicks, Leslie Wasserman

“Violet” – Orly Sitowitz, Stacey Pianko

“We Broke Up” – Amanda Lenker Doyle, Chrissy Fiorilli-Ellington

Micro Budget – Comedy or Drama

“Dramarama” – Meg Morman, Sunday Boling

“The Outside Story” – Stephanie Holbrook

“Shiva Baby” – Kate Geller

“The Subject”– Destiny Lilly

“Swan Song”– Eve Battaglia, Lina Todd, Angela Boehm (Location Casting)

The Zeitgeist Award

“The Matrix Resurrections” – Carmen Cuba, Simone Bäer (Location Casting),
Charley Medigovich (Associate)

“The Tomorrow War” – Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Rebecca Carfagna (Associate)

“Venom: Let There be Carnage” – Lucy Bevan, Nina Henninger (Location Casting),
Emily Brockmann (Associate), Sarah Kliban (Associate)

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” – Sarah Halley Finn, Chase Paris (Location Casting),
Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Molly Doyle (Associate)


BAFTA Awards: Best Casting

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts became one of the first major ceremonies to have a casting category in 2020 (its first new category since 1999). Aiming to promote a better understanding of casting, the third ever installment of the category has added an extra nominee this year: 

“Boiling Point” – Carolyn McLeod

“Dune” – Francine Maisler

“The Hand of God” – Massimo Appolloni, Annamaria Sambucco

“King Richard” – Rich Delia, Avy Kaufman

“West Side Story” – Cindy Tolan


Casting Director Guild Awards 2022

The fourth annual Casting Director Guild Awards took place on February 22, 2022 in London. The UK organization honored casting teams across theatre, film, television and commercials, naming casting directors like Anna Cooper (“Constellations”) and David Grindrof (“Back to the Future: The Musical”) winners. Find the complete list of winners here.

Take note, Oscars. Casting categories are the way of the future.


Robert Peterpaul is a writer and actor who can be seen in James Franco’s film “King Cobra,” T-Mobile ad campaigns, and Amazon Prime’s “New Dogs, Old Tricks.” Other career highlights include working on NBC’s “Access Hollywood” and “America’s Got Talent,” BUILD Series, writing for HuffPost, and his family’s nonprofit, the Thomas Peterpaul Foundation, which aims to end pediatric cancer. Robert currently serves as the weekend editor for HOLA! USA. He’s studied at the Barrow Group, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, UCB and earned a B.A. from Marist College (go, Red Foxes!). Robert thanks you for reading and hopes you’ll follow your bliss!