Winners were announced in the annual Casting Guild of Australia Awards last night at Establishment Hotel, Sydney, hosted by Julia Zemiro and Genevieve Hegney.
Shantaram, Colin from Accounts, Safe Home, (pictured) were amongst the TV winners while Barrumbi Kids and Latecomers tied for the Achievement in Casting category.
Leading the 2023 CGA Awards was Danny Long, who took home three awards at the ceremony; her work in Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge earned her the award for ‘Best Casting in a Short Film’, alongside ‘Best Casting in a TVC – Community’ for Qantas It Feels Like Home Again and for ‘Achievement in Casting’ for Latecomers.
Anousha Zarkesh picked up the award for ‘Best Casting in a Feature Film’ for the second year in a row for her work on Shayda.
The casting team behind Shantaram, Alison Telford, Kate Leonard, Kate Dowd (UK Casting) and Nikki Barrett (Original Casting), scooped up the award for ‘Best Casting in a TV Drama’, with Kirsty McGregor and Stevie Ray taking out ‘Best Casting in a TV Comedy’ for Colin From Accounts.
Nathan Lloyd won ‘Best Casting in a Telemovie/Miniseries’ for Safe Home.
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 – Marianne Jade and Lou Mitchell
Latecomers – Danny Long
Triple Oh! – Amy Mete and Nick Hamon
Also honoured were the 12 Rising Stars for 2023: Ben Turland, Bernie van Tiel, Carlos Sanson Jr, Costa D’Angelo, Emma Harvie, Kartanya Maynard, Natalie Abbott, Nathalie Morris, Perry Mooney, Raj Labade, William Lodder and William McKenna.