The Casting Guild of Australia (CGA) has announced the nominees for the second annual CGA awards, to be held November 18.
This year also sees a new award, Best Casting in a Short Film.
“It was a year to celebrate storytelling reflecting Australia’s cultural diversity, with projects such as The Principal (Casting: Anousha Zarkesh) and The Family Law (Casting: Tom McSweeney and David Newman)” said CGA president Greg Apps.
Up for the most gongs is Anousha Zarkesh, with seven nominations across all drama categories.
“I’m totally honoured to be nominated for so many projects and in all categories…very chuffed and proud – I love what I do, so [it’s] nice to be honoured by my peers – thank you,” said Zarkesh.
CGA Nominees 2016:
Nominees for Best Casting in a Feature Film
The Daughter – Nikki Barrett
The Dressmaker – Christine King
Down Under – Stevie Ray & Kirsty McGregor
Alex & Eve – Anousha Zarkesh
Nominees for Best Casting in a TV Drama
Cleverman – Anousha Zarkesh
Ready for This – Anousha Zarkesh
Jack Irish – Nikki Barrett
Doctor Doctor – Kirsty McGregor
Nominees for Best Casting in a TV Comedy
The Family Law – Tom McSweeney & David Newman
Rake (Season 4) – Anousha Zarkesh
Black Comedy (Season 2) – Anousha Zarkesh
The Letdown – Kirsty McGregor
Nominees for Best Casting in a TV Miniseries or Telemovie
The Principal – Anousha Zarkesh
The Kettering Incident – Kirsty McGregor
The Divorce – Nick Hamon
Secret City – Kirsty McGregor
Nominees for Best Casting in a Short Film
Dream Baby – Danny Long
St Kilda Film Festival Trailer – Nick Hamon
Problem Play – Stevie Ray & Kirsty McGregor
The Mother Situation – Anousha Zarkesh
The Casting Guild of Australia Awards will be held November 18 at the Holding Redlich offices in Sydney.