UK feature Wild Rose and Netflix series Sex Education were among the winners at the 2nd Casting Directors’ Guild awards, held on Tuesday, February 11 in London.
Kahleen Crawford received best casting in a film for her work on Tom Harper’s Wild Rose. The film stars Screen Star of Tomorrow 2017 Jessie Buckley as a Glaswegian mother who dreams of becoming a country music star. Julie Walters and Buckley’s fellow 2017 Screen Star James Harkness are also in the cast.
Lauren Evans received the best casting in a TV comedy award for the first season of Netflix’s Sex Education.
The high school comedy-drama stars Asa Butterfield and Screen Star of Tomorrow 2019 Emma Mackey as two teenagers who set up their own sex therapy clinic at school. After the second season hit Netflix in January, the streamer announced yesterday that it had renewed the show for a third outing.
Other awardees at the CDG event included Isabella Odoffin, receiving best casting in a theatre production for Small Island. Odoffin herself was named a Screen Star of Tomorrow last year, and has credits including Rapman’s hit debut Blue Story.
Nina Gold and Robert Sterne won best casting in a TV drama for HBO’s hit series Chernobyl.
At last year’s inaugural event, Richard E. Grant spoke to Screen about the need for the Baftas and Oscars to follow the Bifas in giving a ‘best casting’ award.
Bafta has since followed suit, with its inaugural casting prize going to Shayna Markowitz for Joker.