Nominees Revealed for the 2020 Casting Guild of Australia Awards

“Very brave producers have found ways to keep industry practitioners employed and engaged.”

The Casting Guild of Australia has 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.”

2020 CGA Award nominees include:

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

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

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