The 94th Academy Awards took place in Los Angeles on 27th March 2022, and, excitedly, numerous films cast by ICDN members were nominated in various categories and three managed to win Oscars.
Congratulations to Avy Kaufman, who cast KING RICHARD. The Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role went to Will Smith for his portrayal of Richard Williams, father and trainer of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams. Avy also cast THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE starring Jessica Chastain. She managed to secure the award for Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Tammy Faye Bakker, from her humble beginnings growing up in International Falls, Minnesota through the rise and fall of her televangelism career and marriage to Jim Bakker. The film also received an Oscar for Makeup and Hairstyling.
Congratulations also to Deborah Aquila, who cast CODA. The Oscar for Actor in a Supporting Role went to deaf actor Troy Kotsur, who played Frank Rossi, a fisherman and the patriarch of a family whose wife and son are also deaf. His character struggles to understand his hearing daughter’s dreams of being a singer. The film was also awarded Oscars in the categories Best Picture and Writing [Adapted Screenplay].
NO TIME TO DIE, which was cast by Debbie McWilliams, managed to a secure a win for Music [Original Song].
Unfortunately, there is still no Oscar for Best Casting, but the ICDN remains hopeful that this will change going forward.
Below is an overview of the wins and nominations:
KING RICHARD WINNER – Actor in a Leading Role [Will Smith]
NOMINATIONS – Best Picture, Actress in a Supporting Role [Aunjanue Ellis], Music [Original Song], Writing [Original Screenplay], Film Editing
Casting: Avy Kaufman, Rich Delia
CODA WINNER – Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role [Troy Kotsur], Writing [Adapted Screenplay]
Casting: Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood, Lisa Zagoria
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE WINNER – Actress in a Leading Role [Jessica Chastain]
NO TIME TO DIE WINNER – Music [Original Song]
NOMINATIONS – Sound
Casting: Debbie McWilliams, Jemima McWilliams
THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD NOMINATIONS – International Feature Film, Writing [Original Screenplay]
Casting: Yngvill Kolset Haga
Congratulations to our ICDN members and everyone else involved!