Casting Guild of Australia Awards 2020: winners

The Casting Guild of Australia celebrated its 6th annual CGA Awards last night at a virtual
ceremony via Facebook hosted by Bert and Amanda LaBonté.

Leading the 2020 CGA Awards was Anousha Zarkesh and Nathan Lloyd who each scooped two Awards at tonight’s Ceremony, with Zarkesh taking home the win for ‘Best Casting in a TV Comedy’ – Black Comedy S4 and ‘Best Casting in a TV Miniseries & Telemovie’ – Operation Buffalo and Lloyd for ‘Best Casting in a TV Drama’ – Wentworth S8 and ‘Achievement in Casting’ – The InBESTigators S2.

The CGA Rising Stars were also recognised during the virtual Ceremony: Ayesha Madon (Fan Girls), Bridie McKim (The Heights), Daniel Monks (The Split), Lily Sullivan (The Other Guy S2), Luca Sardelis (The Hunting), Patrick Jhanur (Diary of an Uber Driver), Ratidzo Mambo (The Gloaming), Sophie Wilde (upcoming Stan Original Eden), Thomas Weatherall (Deadlock) and Yazeed Daher (Safe Harbour).

TV and related winners:

Casting in a TV Comedy
Black Comedy S4 – Anousha Zarkesh

Casting in a TV Drama
Wentworth S8 – Nathan Lloyd

Casting in a TV Miniseries & Telemovie
Operation Buffalo – Anousha Zarkesh

Casting in a Short Film
The Mirror – Daniella Friedman A

Achievement in Casting
The InBESTigators S2 – Nathan Lloyd

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 both on a national and international stage.

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