Victor Garber to Host the New York 28th Annual Artios Awards Oct 29

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The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced the host and presenters for the organization’s New Y0rk 28th Annual Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting given in 22 categories including film, television and theater.  The bi-coastal award ceremonies will be held simultaneously on Monday, October 29, 2012 at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge in New York.

The ceremony in New York will be hosted by Victor Garber with participating award presenters Nina Arianda, Ed Asner, Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker, Samantha Bee, Jon Bernthal, Matt Czuchry, Jared Gillman, Cheyenne Jackson, Jeremy Jordon, Jesse Martin, Cristin Milioti, Archie Punjabi, Margot Robbie, Kyra Sedgwick, Alison Williams, Henry Winkler, Henry Zebrowski, among  others.

Each year, in addition to the awards presented to casting directors for their achievements in Theatre, Television and Film casting, the Casting Society of America also recognizes industry notables. This year’s honorees are: In NY, Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will receive the New York Apple Award for recognition from the casting community to an individual who has made a special commitment to the NY entertainment industry through collaboration with casting directors; in LA, Ben Affleck will receive the Career Achievement Award, given in recognition of the recipients contribution to the industry as a whole; and Lora Kennedy, the Hoyt Bowers Award, which is awarded for outstanding contribution to the casting profession.

Cyndi Lauper and Jordon Roth will present the 2012 New York Apple Award to Tony Award-winner, Harvey Fierstein (Ms. Lauper’s  Kinky Boots collaborator).

Presented annually, the awards are given on the criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project.

For ticket information, please call (212) 868-1260, or (323) 463-1925, or visitinfo@castingsociety.com.