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The CDA Awards Announces 2019 Nominations

The ceremony celebrates the work of the casting director and takes place on the 15th of May
The third annual CDA Awards, celebrating the art of casting and honouring the work of the casting director, will take place on 15th May 2019 at BAFTA, London.

The 2019 nominees are as follows:

Best Casting of a UK Commercial (up to & inc 60 secs) 

-    Hannah Birkett for Snickers - “Snickers”
-    Kate Evans for Sainsbury’s - “The Big Night”
-    Thomas Adams for “Eve Sleep”

Best Casting of a UK Commercial (over 60 secs)

-    Hannah Birkett for Virgin Atlantic and Delta - “The Prodigal Brother”
-    Kate Evans for The Sun - “World Cup Office Knockabout”
-    Tree Petts for Air China - “Live Slow Dream Fast”

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial (up to & inc 60 secs)

-    Hannah Birkett for PlayStation - “Foxhole”
-    Jody Furlong for Asus Vivobook - “Be Your True Colour”
-    Kate Evans for Ikea - “Plates Juggling”

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial (over 60 secs)

-    Anna Stark and Claire Catterson for Rimmel - “I Will Not Be Deleted
-    ET Casting for HSBC - “Portraits Of Pride”
-    Leanne Flinn for Bodyform/Libresse - “Viva La Vulva”

Best Casting of an International Commercial

-    Ali Fearnley for Jameson Irish Whiskey - “Scully Was To Blame
-    Anna Stark for Apple - “Behind The Mac”
-    Hannah Birkett for Rema 1000 - “Smarthouse”

Best Streetcasting 

-    Kharmel Cochrane for Ubisoft - “Just Dance”
-    Kate Evans for Sport England - “This Girl Can – Fit Got Real”
-    Leanne Flinn for McCain - “Here’s To Love”

Best Children's Casting

-    Crocodile Casting for Protergia - “Little Scientists”
-    ET Casting for BBC Sport - “Prepare to Be Moved”
-    Nicci Topping for Paul Mccartney - “Fuh You”

Best Casting of a Charity Commercial 

-    Nicci Topping for Red Cross - “the Power of Kindness”
-    Thomas Adams for International Women’s Day - “Queen Rules”
-    Wayne Waterson for Hiv Awareness - “U= U=”

Best Casting of Online Non-Branded Content

-    Kharmel Cochrane for Dept of Education - “Every Lesson Shapes a Life”
-    Kate Evans for Electrical Safety First - “Nan Knows Best”
-    Leanne Flinn for the FA - “England’s World Cup Squad Revealed”

Best Casting of a Stills Campaign

-    Kharmel Cochrane for Stoli - “Whatever Drives You”
-    Sue Odell for Pride in London - “Somewhere over the Rainbow”
-    Tree Petts for Dove - “Baby Bathtime”

Best Casting of a Single Still 

-    Camilla Arthur for Sainsbury’s Tu - “All Boobs Welcome”
-    Claire Catterson for Children 1st - “Children 1st”
-    Kate Evans for Hula Hoops - “Hula Hoops”

Best Casting of a Short Film 

-    Kate Evans for “Cur:Few”
-    Leanne Flinn for “Ladies Day”
-    Nicci Topping for “The Big Day”

Best Casting of a Music Video 

-    Claire Catterson for Callum Scott - “No Matter What”
-    Hannah Simons for Dizzee Rascal - “Money Right”
-    Leanne Flinn for Chaka Khan - “Like Sugar”

Best Casting of a Feature Film 

-    ET Casting for “Tucked”
-    Emma Ashton for “Perfect Skin”
-    Karmel Cochrane for “In Darkness”

A jury of industry experts will select the winners, which will be announced at the award ceremony next month.

Sitting on the jury this year are: Alex Jennings (actor), Alex Reeves (europe editor at Little Black Book), Christine Payne (general secretary of Equity), Doug Wade (producer at JWT), Holly Calcott (spotlight), L.A. Ronayne (D&AD trustee / creative director at Stink Studios), Laura Pannack (photographer), Mark Denton (head of COY! Communications) and Steve Davies (chief executive of the Advertising Producers Association).

The CDA Awards 2019 showcases the work of the casting director and is open to all CDA members.