The 11th February has become a new date in the awards season – THE ANNUAL CDG AWARDS. This year we celebrated the 2nd annual Casting Directors Guild UK awards.
The idea was first mooted several years ago and after a great deal of hard work the first award ceremony came together at the glamourous Ham Yard Hotel, with a large array of wonderful actors who had agreed to be our presenters, including Richard E Grant, Clare Foy, Andrew Garfield and many more.
The evening was a huge success and received quite a lot of press coverage. So much so that BAFTA invited us to discussions to initiate the first BAFTA casting award. A major step forward. It feels at last that we are being given the recognition that we so richly deserve.
I must add that none of this would have been possible without the extraordinary contribution of SPOTLIGHT. They not only partnered with us, but gave a huge amount of technical support and housed our monthly meetings.
We were also sponsored by the agencies – INDEPENDENT, IAG, UNITED, HAMILTON HODDELL, TROIKA , THE STAGE and the production company EON. With so much goodwill we are now unstoppable!!!
2020 – Winners
Film: Wild Rose – KAHLEEN CRAWFORD
TV Drama: Chernobyl – NINA GOLD & ROBERT STERNE
TV Comedy: Sex Education – LAUREN EVANS
Theatre: Small Island – ISABELLA ODOFFIN
Musical Theatre: Come From Away – PIPPA AILION and NATALIE GALLACHER with assistant KATHERINE SKENE.
2019 – Winners
Film: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – DEBBIE MCWILLIAMS
Television: Bodyguard – KATE RHODES JAMES
Theatre: Hamilton – PAUL WOOLLER, FELICITY FRENCH and TREVOR JACKSON
Outstanding Contribution to the Casting Profession: CHARLOTTE BEVAN
Outstanding Contribution to International Casting: RICHARD COOK
Congratulations to you all from all of us at the ICDN.