Casting Guild of Australia Awards 2019: winners

Mr. Inbetween, The Heights, The Hunting, The Unlisted all take out casting wins.

The Casting Guild of Australia celebrated its 5th annual CGA Awards last night at a Ceremony
held in Melbourne.

Casting director Kirsty McGregor scooped three including ‘Best Casting in a TV Comedy’ – Mr Inbetween Series 2 and a further two shared with colleague Gemma Brown for ‘Best Casting in A Feature Film’ – Hearts & Bones, and ‘Achievement in Casting’ – The Unlisted.

Annie Murtagh-Monks took out ‘Best Casting in a TV Drama’ for her work on The Heights Series 1, with ‘Best Casting in a TV Miniseries & Telemovie’ going to Angela Heesom for SBS’s AACTA Award-nominated The Hunting.

The CGA also honoured its annual list of CGA Rising Stars during the Ceremony.

Highlighting up to ten extraordinary actors with the potential to break out on the world stage, this year’s CGA Rising Stars included Bolude Watson (Hearts & Bones), Joe Klocek (upcoming feature The Dry), Kavitha Anandasivam (The Hunting), Mavournee Hazel (My Life Is Murder), Morgan Davies (upcoming mini-series The End), Pacharo Mzembe (upcoming blockbuster Monster Problems), Phoenix Raei (Romper Stomper), Shantae Barnes-Cowan (Total Control), Tasia Zalar (Mystery Road) and Zoe Terakes (Janet King).

The CGA Awards is the only casting awards ceremony in the southern hemisphere that celebrates and recognises casting across all mediums including film, television, advertising, theatre and online content. The annual Awards Ceremony seeks to acknowledge and support the critical role casting directors play in bringing together great casting opportunities for the stories they tell, both on a national and international stage.

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