Nominees have been announced in the Casting Guild of Australia Awards.
These are the only casting awards ceremony in the southern hemisphere that celebrate and recognises casting across all mediums, including film, television, advertising, theatre, and online content.
CGA President Thea McLeod said: “The Casting Guild of Australia is buzzing with excitement as we approach our highly anticipated annual CGA awards ceremony. Importantly, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the incredible supporters that play an integral role in making the CGA awards a reality.
It’s a privilege to come together and revel in the outstanding work of casting directors in Australia. With their exceptional talent-spotting abilities, ability to gauge chemistry and assemble the perfect ensemble, casting directors are instrumental in transforming scripts into stories that leave a lasting imprint in our memories.
This year has seen a remarkable tapestry of productions, shining a spotlight on both emerging talents and seasoned actors. Every nominee and participant should take immense pride in the diverse array of productions they’ve contributed to as we continue to shape and elevate the entertainment landscape together.”
Winners will be announced on November 24 hosted at Establishment Hotel, Sydney, hosted by Julia Zemiro and Genevieve Hegney.
TV and related categories:
Best Casting in a TV Drama
Black Snow – Nikki Barrett and Natalie Wall
Last King of the Cross – Stevie Ray
Shantaram – Alison Telford, Kate Leonard, Kate Dowd (UK Casting) and Nikki Barrett (Original Casting)
The Newsreader S2 – Nathan Lloyd
Best Casting in a Telemovie/TV Miniseries
In Our Blood – Nathan Lloyd
Safe Home – Nathan Lloyd
The Clearing – Jane Norris
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart – Jane Norris
Best Casting in a TV Comedy
Colin From Accounts – Kirsty McGregor and Stevie Ray
Deadloch – Alison Telford and Kate Leonard
Gold Diggers – Lou Mitchell, Marianne Jade and Amanda Mitchell
Totally Completely Fine – Amanda Mitchell
Achievement in Casting
Barrumbi Kids – Faith Martin
Crazy Fun Park – Marianna Jade and Lou Mitchell
Latecomers – Danny Long
Triple Oh! – Amy Mete and Nick Hamon
The 2023 CGA Rising Stars will also be presented on the night with recipients set to be announced soon.