Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!

Check out the full list of winners here!

By: Feb. 22, 2024
Get Access To Every Broadway Story

Unlock access to every one of the hundreds of articles published daily on BroadwayWorld by logging in with one click.




Existing user? Just click login.

The Casting Directors’ Guild has announced the winners for the 2024 CDG Casting Awards, in partnership with Spotlight. Now in its sixth year, the CDG Casting awards celebrate the incredible work achieved by casting teams across Film, Television, Theatre, Commercials and Games. The awards were hosted by Sir Simon Russell Beale, CBE, alongside presenters Jamie Dornan, Emma D’Arcy, George MacKay, Liz Carr, Tanya Moodie, Layton Williams, Erin Doherty, Fabien Frankel, Tom Francis, Anjana Vasan, Sindhu Vee, Adjani Salmon and Luke Millington-Drake.

“Casting directors are often the unsung storytellers of the industry. Their vision and skills that help orchestrate an ensemble of characters bring a script to life in every medium.

The CDG Awards have led the way in recognising this vital craft, and the belated addition of the Academy Award for Casting Direction as a competitive category is a moment in cinematic history. At Spotlight we will always champion the work of brilliant casting directors and we're delighted to be able to celebrate those winners who have excelled in their feld”, Matt Hood, Spotlight’s Managing Director

Best Child Casting (All Media)

WINNER: Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (Film) - Lucy Bevan and Emily Brockmann, Katie Brydon (Associate), Amy Beadel (Ensemble Casting Associate), Melody Gerard (Assistant)

Children With Cancer UK ‘Milestone Campaign’ (Commercial) - Nicholas Hockaday

Mrs Doubtfre, Shaftesbury Theatre (London Casting, Musical Theatre) - Verity Naughton (Children's Casting Director)

The Sound of Music, Chichester Festival Theatre (Regional Theatre) - Verity Naughton (Children’s Casting), Nicholas Hockaday (Children’s Casting Assistant)

The Witches, Olivier Theatre, National Theatre (Theatre)- Bryony Jarvis-Taylor

Best Casting in a Commercial

WINNER: Alzheimer’s Society ‘Nobody Asks’ - Aisha Bywaters

Age UK ‘Know What To Do’ - Leanne Flinn

Stonewall ‘Ban Conversion Therapy’, Sue Odell

Children With Cancer ‘Milestone Campaign’ - Nicholas Hockaday

Vanish ‘Me, My Autism & I’ - Kharmel Cochrane

Best Casting in a Film, sponsored by Apple TV+

WINNER: The Banshees of Inisherin - Louise Kiely

All of Us Strangers - Kahleen Crawford, Carla Morris & Eliza Heslop (Associates)

Barbie - Lucy Bevan, Olivia Grant (Associate), Lucy Downes (Assistant)

Saltburn - Kharmel Cochrane

Triangle of Sadness - Jessie Frost (UK Casting)

Best Casting in an Independent Film, sponsored by Independent Talent

WINNER: Rye Lane - Kharmel Cochrane

Blue Jean - Shaheen Baig

Dance First - Olivia Scott-Webb, Ruth O’Dowd (Associate)

Scrapper - Shaheen Baig

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse - Rachel Freck, Jessica Mescall & Nicholas Hockaday (Associates)

Best Casting in a Limited or Single Series, sponsored by Apple TV+

WINNER: Time (Season 2) - Amy Hubbard, Shannon Dowling-McNulty (Associate)

A Small Light - Nanw Rowlands

Black Mirror (Season 6) - Jina Jay

Somewhere Boy - Catherine Willis, Beatrice Ray (Associate)

The Long Shadow - Victor Jenkins and Sonia Allam, Seth Mason (Associate), Paushali Banik (Assistant)

Best Casting in Musical Theatre (Inside M25) sponsored by JAG (Jonathan Arun Group)

WINNER: Guys and Dolls, Bridge Theatre - Charlotte Sutton

Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre- Stuart Burt

Tammy Faye, Almeida Theatre - Natalie Gallacher and Pippa Ailion, Richard Johnston (Associate)

The Band’s Visit, Donmar Warehouse - Anna Cooper

The Witches, Olivier Theatre, National Theatre - Bryony Jarvis-Taylor

Best Casting in Regional Theatre sponsored by Conway Van Gelder Grant

WINNER: Standing at The Sky’s Edge, The Crucible Theatre, Sheffeld - Stuart Burt

A Christmas Carol, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC - Matthew Dewsbury

A View From The Bridge, Bolton Octagon and Chichester Festival Theatre - Becky Paris

Choir Boy, Bristol Old Vic - Julia Horan

Cowbois, The Swan Theatre, RSC - Martin Poile

Best Casting in Theatre (Inside M25) sponsored by The Partnership Group

WINNER: Dear England, Olivier Theatre, National Theatre and The Prince Edward Theatre - Bryony Jarvis-Taylor

A Little Life, Richmond Theatre and, Harold Pinter Theatre - Julia Horan, Lilly Mackie (Assistant)

A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre and The Phoenix Theatre - Julia Horan, Lilly Mackie (Assistant)

My Neighbor Totoro, Barbican Theatre - Hannah Miller, Martin Poile (Associate)

The Motive and The Cue, Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre and the Noel Coward Theatre - Alastair Coomer

Best Casting in a TV Comedy Series sponsored by Hamilton Hodell

WINNER: Dreaming Whilst Black - Heather Basten, Peter Noden and Fran Cattaneo (Assistants)

Extraordinary - Suzanne Crowley and Gilly Poole, Katie Mozumder (Associate)

Motherland Christmas Special - Sarah Crowe, Ben Marks (Associate)

Sex Education (Season 4) - Lauren Evans

Ted Lasso (Season 3) - Theo Park, Laura MacFadden (Associate)

Best Casting in a TV Drama Series sponsored by United Agents

WINNER: Boiling Point - Shaheen Baig and Jonny Boutwood, Carolyn McLeod (Original Film Casting)

Andor - Nina Gold and Martin Ware

Slow Horses (Season 2) - Nina Gold, Melissa Gethin Clarke (Associate)

Slow Horses (Season 3) - Nina Gold, Melissa Gethin Clarke (Associate)

The Crown (Season 5) - Robert Sterne, Kate Bone (Associate)

The nominated productions premiered between the 1st September 2022 and 31st December 2023 and have been selected by members of the Casting Directors’ Guild.

Photo Credit: Scarlet Page

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Aisha Bywaters, Adjani Salmon

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Anjana Vasan, Bryon Jarvis Taylor, Liz Carr

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Anthony Boyle, Amy Hubbard, Shannon Dowling-McNulty

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Fabien Frankel, Emma D'Arcy

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Fabien Franel, Shaheen Baig, Jonny Boutwood, Emma D'Arcy

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Nominees and winners

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Heather Basten, Adjani Salmon

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Heather Basten, Sindhu Vee

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Jamie Dornan

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Kharmel Cochran, George McKay

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Layton Williams, Luke Millington

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Sir Simon Russel Beale

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Stuart Burt, Tanya Moodie

Photos: GUYS AND DOLLS, DEAR ENGLAND, and More Take Home The Casting Directors' Guild Casting Awards; Full List!
Tom Francis, Charlotte Sutton, Erin Doherty



Videos