Last night JJ Abrams Star Trek movie picked up another award, this time from the Casting Society of America. Star Trek casting directors April Webster and Alyssa Weisberg were honored with the 2009 Artios Award for Best casting in a studio feature film. This latest award keeps the Trek buzz alive as we head into award season.
The 2009 Artios is Webster’s third, she previously won for her casting on Lost and CSI. Webster also won an Emmy in 20005 for casting, which she also shared with Weisberg.
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Regarding the Artios Award, HitFix notes in their Oscar Buzz Watch column:
This isn’t a major award towards the road for Oscar except that it shows the casting directors saw "Trek’s" ensemble as one of its strong points. That could be a sign the film might sneak into the SAG Award’s Best Ensemble race which would be another nice recognition for the rejuvenated franchise.
For the full list of winners at the Artios Awards see The Hollywood Reporter.