Artios Awards Gives Top Casting Honors to ‘Green Book,’ ‘Vice’ and ‘BlackKklansman’

Thom Geier
A lot of people were not happy that “Green Book” ended up the surprise Best Picture winner at the 2019 Oscars, and expressed themselves through a meme that imagined the film as a casual racist who doesn’t realize he’s racist.Within moments of the win, “BlacKkKlansman” director Spike Lee tried to leave the Dolby theater in protest, (he later criticized the decision in a post-show interview), while Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang declared it to be “the worst best picture winner since ‘Crash.'” The Twitter meme had some users comparing “Green Book” to racist white people who think they’re open-minded and well-meaning.It started with NBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald, who joked that “Some of Green Book’s best friends are black movies.”Also Read: Spike Lee Gets 'Driving Miss Daisy' Deja Vu From 'Green Book' Win: 'Ref Made a Bad Call'“Green Book says there are good people on both sides,” one user said.“Green Book is concerned about White Working Class Voters,” said another.“Green Book doesn’t see color. ‘Just call me book,'” joked another.And yep, there were plenty of jokes referencing Jordan Peel’s acclaimed horror-satire “Get Out.”Also Read: Top Critics Vent as 'Green Book' Tops Oscars; LA Times Critic Calls It Worst Best Picture Winner Since 'Crash'Long before its Oscars win, “Green Book” experienced a significant backlash. Some slammed it for making a white man the main character of a story drawn from black history. The family of Dr. Don Shirley, played in the film by Mahershala Ali in an Oscar-winning performance, called it a “symphony of lies.” And the filmmakers were criticized for not consulting Shirley’s family — though they insist they were following instructions from Shirley himself, who died in 2013.Fans of the film found it to be an inspiring story of overcoming bigotry and stereotypes, and applauded the interaction between the leads.See more of what viewers had to say on Twitter below:Green Book says there are good people on both sides.— Melinna B (@MelinnaTeatrina) February 25, 2019Green Book is going to stop trying to help if people keep being so unappreciative.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) February 25, 2019Green Book is concerned about White Working Class Voters.— ????Man On Fire???? (@Unseen17) February 25, 2019Green Book pulled itself up by its bootstraps and put in the work. Nobody ever gave Green Book anything.— Tom and Gerrymandered (@tghoneycutt) February 25, 2019Green Book doesn’t see color. “Just call me book.”— Dee2???????????????? (@deedeeflagg) February 25, 2019Green Book just pinned a really powerful Martin Luther King quote on Pinterest.— Cynthia McCabe (@crkmccabe) February 25, 2019Green Book wants folks to know that all movies matter.— JayDee_JD (@JayDee_JayDee2) February 25, 2019Green Book just felt economically disenfranchised.— Courtenay Hameister (@Wisenheimer) February 25, 2019Green Book Yoga pic.twitter.com/4okZaARK2d— Anna M (@AnnaM11978685) February 25, 2019And here are some of those “Get Out’ jokes:Green Book would have voted for Obama for a third term if it could. pic.twitter.com/THSxLme1MX— Ryan Sons (@RyanSons) February 25, 2019pic.twitter.com/YkaMDNmztL— VFX Soldier (@VFXSoldier) February 25, 2019Green Book would have voted for Obama a third time— Statistically Underperforming Instagram Child (@cliftonsutters) February 25, 2019Green Book thinks we live in a post racial society ????— Lil Extro Vert ????️‍????????✨♈️ (@CandaceA) February 25, 2019Damn Savage Since we here tho Green Book voted for Obama… twice— leroyP33 (@leroyp33) February 25, 2019Read original story Twitter Meme Turns ‘Green Book’ Into Well-Meaning But Racist White Person At TheWrap
A lot of people were not happy that “Green Book” ended up the surprise Best Picture winner at the 2019 Oscars, and expressed themselves through a meme that imagined the film as a casual racist who doesn’t realize he’s racist.Within moments of the win, “BlacKkKlansman” director Spike Lee tried to leave the Dolby theater in protest, (he later criticized the decision in a post-show interview), while Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang declared it to be “the worst best picture winner since ‘Crash.'” The Twitter meme had some users comparing “Green Book” to racist white people who think they’re open-minded and well-meaning.It started with NBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald, who joked that “Some of Green Book’s best friends are black movies.”Also Read: Spike Lee Gets 'Driving Miss Daisy' Deja Vu From 'Green Book' Win: 'Ref Made a Bad Call'“Green Book says there are good people on both sides,” one user said.“Green Book is concerned about White Working Class Voters,” said another.“Green Book doesn’t see color. ‘Just call me book,'” joked another.And yep, there were plenty of jokes referencing Jordan Peel’s acclaimed horror-satire “Get Out.”Also Read: Top Critics Vent as 'Green Book' Tops Oscars; LA Times Critic Calls It Worst Best Picture Winner Since 'Crash'Long before its Oscars win, “Green Book” experienced a significant backlash. Some slammed it for making a white man the main character of a story drawn from black history. The family of Dr. Don Shirley, played in the film by Mahershala Ali in an Oscar-winning performance, called it a “symphony of lies.” And the filmmakers were criticized for not consulting Shirley’s family — though they insist they were following instructions from Shirley himself, who died in 2013.Fans of the film found it to be an inspiring story of overcoming bigotry and stereotypes, and applauded the interaction between the leads.See more of what viewers had to say on Twitter below:Green Book says there are good people on both sides.— Melinna B (@MelinnaTeatrina) February 25, 2019Green Book is going to stop trying to help if people keep being so unappreciative.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) February 25, 2019Green Book is concerned about White Working Class Voters.— ????Man On Fire???? (@Unseen17) February 25, 2019Green Book pulled itself up by its bootstraps and put in the work. Nobody ever gave Green Book anything.— Tom and Gerrymandered (@tghoneycutt) February 25, 2019Green Book doesn’t see color. “Just call me book.”— Dee2???????????????? (@deedeeflagg) February 25, 2019Green Book just pinned a really powerful Martin Luther King quote on Pinterest.— Cynthia McCabe (@crkmccabe) February 25, 2019Green Book wants folks to know that all movies matter.— JayDee_JD (@JayDee_JayDee2) February 25, 2019Green Book just felt economically disenfranchised.— Courtenay Hameister (@Wisenheimer) February 25, 2019Green Book Yoga pic.twitter.com/4okZaARK2d— Anna M (@AnnaM11978685) February 25, 2019And here are some of those “Get Out’ jokes:Green Book would have voted for Obama for a third term if it could. pic.twitter.com/THSxLme1MX— Ryan Sons (@RyanSons) February 25, 2019pic.twitter.com/YkaMDNmztL— VFX Soldier (@VFXSoldier) February 25, 2019Green Book would have voted for Obama a third time— Statistically Underperforming Instagram Child (@cliftonsutters) February 25, 2019Green Book thinks we live in a post racial society ????— Lil Extro Vert ????️‍????????✨♈️ (@CandaceA) February 25, 2019Damn Savage Since we here tho Green Book voted for Obama… twice— leroyP33 (@leroyp33) February 25, 2019Read original story Twitter Meme Turns ‘Green Book’ Into Well-Meaning But Racist White Person At TheWrap

“Vice,” “Green Book,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “BlackKklansman” all emerged as winners at the 34th annual Artios Awards on Thursday, chosen by members of the Casting Society of America.

“Black Panther” also picked up a special Zeitgeist Award, while “Isle of Dogs” won for casting of an animated film. “The Kindergarten Teacher” and “Madeline’s Madeline” were honored in the low-budget and micro-budget film categories.

TV winners included the first season of “Ozark” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” as well as the ongoing series “Atlanta” and “The Crown.”

Also Read: Artios Awards Give Top Casting Honors to 'La La Land,' 'Hidden Figures'

The Los Angeles event was hosted by actress and comedian June Diane Raphael and SAG Award-winning actor Paul Scheer, and the New York event was hosted by comic performer Bridget Everett.

This year’s honorees included Laura Dern, who received the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson and Carol Kritzer picked up the Hoyt Bowers Award.

In New York, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond received the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award for outstanding commitment to the New York entertainment industry through their collaboration with casting directors.

For the first time, CSA paid a special tribute to the founders of Casting Society of America this year, casting directors Mike Fenton, Joe Reich and Al Onorato.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

FEATURE BIG BUDGET – COMEDY

Green Book – Rick Montgomery, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Thomas

Sullivan (Associate)

FEATURE BIG BUDGET – DRAMA

Vice – Francine Maisler, Amber Wakefield (Additional Casting)

FEATURE STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – COMEDY

Crazy Rich Asians – Terri Taylor, Sarah Domeier (Associate)

FEATURE STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – DRAMA

BlacKkKlansman – Kim Taylor-Coleman

FEATURE LOW BUDGET – COMEDY or DRAMA

The Kindergarten Teacher – Stephanie Holbrook, Henry Russell Bergstein

FEATURE MICRO BUDGET – COMEDY or DRAMA

Madeline’s Madeline – Stephanie Holbrook

FEATURE ANIMATION

Isle of Dogs – Douglas Aibel

THE ZEITGEIST AWARD

Black Panther – Sarah Halley Finn, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Jason

Stamey (Associate), Nicholas Amick Mudd (Associate)

Also Read: SAG Awards 2019: 6 Things You Didn't See on TV

TELEVISION PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – COMEDY

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”- Jeanie Bacharach, Cindy Tolan, Anne Davison

(Associate), Betsy Fippinger (Associate)

TELEVISION PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – DRAMA

“Ozark”- Alexa L. Fogel, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase

Paris (Location Casting), John Ort (Associate)

TELEVISION SERIES COMEDY

“Atlanta”- Alexa L. Fogel, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase

Paris (Location Casting), Kathryn Zamora-Benson (Associate)

TELEVISION SERIES DRAMA

“The Crown”- Nina Gold, Robert Sterne

LIMITED SERIES

“Godless”- Ellen Lewis, Jo Edna Boldin (Location Casting), Rene Haynes

(Native American Casting), Helen Geier (Location Casting), Kate Sprance

(Associate), Marie A.K. McMaster (Location Associate)

FILM, NON-THEATRICAL RELEASE

Paterno – Ellen Chenoweth, Susanne Scheel (Associate)

Also Read: 'Dollhouse' Leads 2019 Slamdance Awards Winners

LIVE TELEVISION PERFORMANCE, VARIETY OR SKETCH COMEDY

“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” – Bernard Telsey, Patrick Goodwin

CHILDREN’S PILOT AND SERIES (LIVE ACTION)

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” – David Rubin, Corinne Clark (Location

Casting), Jennifer Page (Location Casting), Andrea Bunker (Associate)

TELEVISION ANIMATION

“Rick and Morty” – Ruth Lambert, Robert McGee

REALITY SERIES

“Queer Eye” – Gretchen Palek, Danielle Gervais, Ally Capriotti Grant, Beyhan

Oguz

SHORT FILM

The Lost – Matthew Lessall

SHORT FORM SERIES

“Relationship Status” – Meg Morman, Sunday Boling

NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – COMEDY OR DRAMA

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Jim Carnahan

NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – MUSICAL

Mean Girls – Bethany Knox

NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – REVIVAL, COMEDY OR DRAMA

Angels in America – Jim Carnahan

NEW YORK BROADWAY THEATRE – REVIVAL, MUSICAL

Once on This Island – Craig Burns

NEW YORK THEATRE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play – Adam Caldwell, Will Cantler, Karyn Casl

NEW YORK THEATRE – DRAMA

Jesus Hopped the A Train – David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port

REGIONAL THEATRE

Angels in America – Tara Rubin, Laura Schutzel, Amy Potozkin (Location

Casting)

LOS ANGELES THEATRE

Henry IV – Tracy Lilienfield, Emily Towler (Associate)

SPECIAL THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE

Mamma Mia! – Margery Simkin, Michael Donovan, Richie Ferris (Associate)

THEATRE TOURS

Hamilton – Bethany Knox

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