Los Angeles, CA – January 30, 2023 – Casting Society (CSA) today announced Emmy-nominated actress Yvette Nicole Brown (“Act Your Age,” “Disenchanted,” “Community”) as the host for the 38th Artios Awards to be held on Thursday, March 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This annual awards celebration honors the contributions of Casting Professionals to film, television, and theatre. Brown hosted the 36th Artios Awards virtual celebration in 2021 and will be on stage to host this prestigious in-person gala for the first time in two years.
“Yvette did an amazing job hosting the virtual Artios Awards two years ago, and we are excited to see her in person and on stage in front of our casting community in Los Angeles,” said Destiny Lilly, CSA President. “She is a huge advocate for casting professionals and we’re thrilled that she’s our host for our first in person Artios awards since 2020.”
Rita Moreno, who is an EGOT winner (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards), will be presented with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement during the ceremony. “Ms. Moreno has an illustrious career and is a cultural icon. We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to present to her with this award to celebrate everything that she has accomplished,” said Lilly.
Renowned and celebrated casting director Leslee Feldman will receive The Hoyt Bowers Award. The award is for excellence in casting and honors the recipient’s body of work and outstanding contribution to the casting profession.
Black Theatre United will receive the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award, an annual recognition from the casting community to individuals or organizations who have made a special commitment to the New York entertainment industry through their collaboration with casting professionals.
Jessica Sherman, an award-winning casting director, will receive the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award for her outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes that have in turn supported the casting community.
Simone Bär, who was selected last year to receive the 2023 European Capelier-Shaw Award for Excellence in Casting, recently passed away, and will posthumously receive this award. Named in honor of legendary European casting directors Margot Capelier and Rose Tobias Shaw, this award is given annually in recognition of casting as well as unique contributions to the craft.
First held in 1985, the Artios Awards honors Casting Professionals in more than 20 different categories encompassing film, television and theatre. In addition, special honorees are selected for their contributions to the craft. Nominees and winners are voted on by members of Casting Society.
A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THIS YEAR’S NOMINEES CAN BE FOUND HERE.