In our humble opinion, the cast truly defines a TV show and we’re in awe of the incredible ensembles showcased in these Emmy nominated series listed below.
We want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to each and every nominee, as well as express our deep appreciation for the Casting Directors. Your remarkable skill and direction have brought forth these extraordinary casts, making the shows truly exceptional. We salute you for your outstanding contributions!
As consumers of these amazing TV shows we are entertained and moved by these incredible TV shows. It is truly a combination of so much talent to produce such engaging content. Our bias is with the casting teams that put in such enormous effort to produce the cast that brings to life such engaging scripts.
It is often said that the cast makes or breaks a TV show, and we couldn’t agree more. While brilliant scripts lay the foundation for compelling storytelling, it is the actors who breathe life into these words, forging emotional connections with the audience. Casting directors possess the unique ability to identify and assemble a group of actors who possess not only the necessary skills, but also the intangible qualities that make characters come alive. They have an instinct for matching the right individuals with the right roles, ensuring a seamless fusion of talent, chemistry and authenticity.
We often find ourselves captivated and deeply moved by the stories and memorable characters that grace our screens. Behind these enthralling narratives lies a harmonious blend of exceptional talent, brought together by the skilled hands of casting directors.
Creating engaging content is a multifaceted process that requires a delicate balance of creativity, vision and collaboration. Casting directors serve as the linchpin of this process, working closely with producers, directors and writers to bring forth the perfect ensemble for each project. Their extensive network and expertise enable them to scout for new talent, navigate auditions, screen tests and make informed decisions that align with the creative direction of the show.
One of the most remarkable aspects of casting directors’ work is their ability to unearth hidden gems and give aspiring actors a chance to shine. Many of today’s celebrated stars owe their breakthroughs to the keen eye and unwavering dedication of casting directors. By providing opportunities for talented individuals who might otherwise be overlooked, these directors contribute to the diversity and richness of storytelling, bringing fresh perspectives and new voices to the forefront.
In a TV series, the dynamics between characters are essential in creating immersive and believable narratives. Casting directors play a pivotal role in ensuring that the chemistry between actors is palpable, fostering authentic relationships on screen. Their expertise in casting supporting roles and ensemble casts adds depth and nuance to the storytelling, enriching the overall viewing experience.
While actors often receive the limelight and accolades, it is crucial that we acknowledge the vital contributions of casting directors to the success of TV shows. Their meticulous work behind the scenes sets the stage for exceptional performances, captivating storylines and unforgettable moments. As consumers, let us appreciate and celebrate the artistry and dedication of these unsung heroes who shape our favorite shows.
So, the next time we find ourselves immersed in the brilliance of a TV show, let us take a moment to appreciate and honor the invaluable contributions of casting directors who bring these stories to life.
2023 Emmy Nominees:
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary • ABC • Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and 20th, Television Casting by Wendy O’Brien, Casting by Chris Gehrt
The Bear • FX • FX Productions , Casting by Jeanie Bacharach (CSA), Location Casting by Jennifer Rudnicke, Mickie Paskal, AJ Links
Jury Duty • Amazon Freevee • Amazon Studios, Casting by Susie Farris
Only Murders In The Building • Hulu • 20th Television
Casting by Bernard Telsey (CSA), Tiffany Canfield (CSA), Destiny Lilly (CSA)
Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Apple presents a Doozer Production in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, Casting by Theo Park
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Bad Sisters • Apple TV+ • Merman / ABC Signature in association with Apple, Casting by Nina Gold, Lucy Amos
The Crown • Netflix • Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix, Casting by Robert Sterne
The Last Of Us • HBO Max • HBO in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog, Casting by Victoria Thomas (CSA), Location Casting by Corrine Clark, Jennifer Page
Succession • HBO Max • HBO in association with Project Zeus, Hyberobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions and Hot Seat Productions, Casting by Avy Kaufman (CSA)
The White Lotus • HBO Max • HBO in association with Rip Cord and The District
Meredith Tucker, Casting by Francesco Vedovati (CSA), Location Casting Barbara Giordani (CSA)
Yellowjackets • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents, Entertainment One, Casting by Junie Lowry Johnson (CSA), Libby Goldstein, LocationCasting by Corinne Clark (CSA), Jennifer Page (CSA)
Outstanding Casting For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
BEEF • Netflix • A Netflix Series / An A24 Production, Casting by Charlene Lee, Claire Koonce
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story • Netflix • Ryan Murphy Productions for Netflix, Casting by Robert J. Ulrich (CSA), Eric Dawson (CSA), Carol Kritzer (CSA)
Daisy Jones & The Six • Prime Video • Hello Sunshine, Amazon Studios, Casting by Justine Arteta (CSA), Kim Davis-Wagner (CSA)
Fleishman Is In Trouble • FX • ABC Signature, Casting by Laura Rosenthal (CSA), Jodi Angstreich (CSA)
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story • The Roku Channel • The Roku Channel, Funny or Die, Tango Entertainment, Casting by Wendy O’Brien (CSA)
Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program
Love Is Blind • Netflix • Kinetic Content for Netflix, Casting by Donna Driscoll, Stephanie Lewis, Claire Loeb
Queer Eye • Netflix • Scout Productions Inc. and ITV Entertainment LLC for Netflix, Casting by Quinn Fegan, Jessica Jorgensen, Keya Mason, Lauren Levine
RuPaul’s Drag Race • MTV • World of Wonder, Casting by Goloka Bolte (CSA), Ethan Petersen (CSA), Adam Cook, Michelle Redwine
Top Chef • Bravo • Magical Elves, Casting by Ron Mare, Sena Rich, Erinlee Skilton
The Traitors • Peacock • Studio Lambert, Casting by Erin Tomasello, Jazzy Collins, Moira Paris, Holly Osifat
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