On Nov. 1 the Casting Society of America hosted the 26th Annual Artios Awards. The bi-coastal award ceremonies were held in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, hosted by Lily Tomlin, and at the American Airlines Theatre in New York.
Each year, in addition to the awards presented to casting directors for their achievements in Theatre, Television and Film casting, the Casting Society of America recognizes industry notables with a Career Achievement Award, The New York Apple Award and bestows the Hoyt Bowers Award on one of its own. This year's honorees were: in New York City, Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner was awarded the much coveted New York Apple Award; in Los Angeles, producer Marcy Carsey received the Career Achievement Award, and casting director Ellen Chenoweth received the Hoyt Bowers Award.
Here's a look at the awards ceremony:
Ty Burrell, Viola Davis, Lily Tomlin, Vanessa Williams Attend the Artios Awards