The Casting Guild of Australia has today announced the nominees in all categories for its annual CGA Awards. The only casting awards ceremony in the southern hemisphere that celebrates and recognises casting across all mediums including film, television, advertising and theatre and online content, the winners will be announced at the virtual ceremony via Facebook on Saturday 28 November.

Hosted by Bert and Amanda LaBonté, the Awards seek to acknowledge and support the critical role casting directors play in bringing together great casting opportunities both on a national and international stage.

CGA President David Newman said: “In uniquely trying times, very brave producers have found ways to keep industry practitioners employed and engaged. Casting Directors have hugely appreciated all those efforts and been there every step of the way to support that process. The CGA nominations for 2020 represent that persistence and dedication to adapt. We’re immensely proud of the resilience of all the nominees and indeed all members and look forward to celebrating their achievements at our upcoming Awards.”

The full list of 2020 CGA Award nominees include:

Best Casting in A Feature Film

Babyteeth – Kirsty McGregor & Stevie Ray
Measure for Measure – Thea McLeod
Paper Champions – Mel Mackintosh
The True History of the Kelly Gang – Nikki Barrett

Best Casting in a TV Comedy

Black Comedy S4 – Anousha Zarkesh
How To Stay Married S2 – Nick Hamon
The Other Guy S2 – Kirsty McGregor & Gemma Brown
UPRIGHT – Nathan Lloyd

Best Casting in a TV Drama

Mystery Road S2 – Anousha Zarkesh
Neighbours – Thea McLeod
The Heights S2 – Annie Murtagh-Monks
Wentworth S8 – Nathan Lloyd

Best Casting in a TV Miniseries & Telemovie

Deadhouse Dark – Stephanie Pringle & Alison Fowler
Halifax: Retribution – Nathan Lloyd
Operation Buffalo – Anousha Zarkesh
The Secrets She Keeps – Amanda Mitchell

Best Casting in a Short Film

Blood Sisters – Stephanie Pringle & Alison Fowler
Giants – Stevie Ray
The End, The Beginning – Stephanie Pringle & Alison Fowler
The Mirror – Daniella Friedman

Achievement in Casting

100% Wolf – Kirsty McGregor
Guy Sebastian ‘Standing With You’ – Daisy Hicks
Holy Holy ‘Maybe You Know’ – Mel Mackintosh
The InBESTigators S2 – Nathan Lloyd

Best Casting in a Theatre Production

Kiss of the Spider Woman – Janine Snape
No Pay? No Way! – Alex Souvlis
The Beauty Queen of Leenane – Alex Souvlis
Torch the Place – Janine Snape

Best Casting in a TVC – Community

ANZ #lovespeech – Natalie Jane Harvie
Commonwealth Bank ‘We can. Together’ – Stevie Ray
GlaxoSmithKline ‘Meningitis B’ – Antonia Murphy
LinkedIn ‘We’re in it together’ – Daniella Friedman
Tourism Australia ‘Matesong’ – Natalie Jane Harvie
Uber Connect ‘Mother’s Day’ – Natalie Jane Harvie

Best Casting in a TVC

Alcohol & Drug Foundation, ‘You haven’t been Drinking Alone’ – Sarah Alekna
Australia Post ‘Spread the Merry’ – Danny Long
Jeep ‘I’m in’ – Joseph Wijangco
Suncorp ‘Make Your House More Home’ – Natalie Jane Harvie
Department of Justice & Community Safety, Victoria ‘Victoria Fires’ – Megan D’Arcy
WorkSafe ‘Manslaughter’ – Amy Mete

The 2020 CGA Rising Stars will also be presented on the night with recipients announced soon.

For further information about CGA visit: www.castingguild.com.au

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