The Academy board mentioned on Thursday it has created an annual aggressive Oscar for achievement in casting, starting with the 98th Academy Awards for movies launched in 2025.
“Casting administrators play a necessary position in filmmaking, and because the Academy evolves, we’re proud so as to add casting to the disciplines that we recognise and rejoice,” mentioned Academy CEO Invoice Kramer and Academy president Janet Yang.
“We congratulate our casting administrators department members on this thrilling milestone and for his or her dedication and diligence all through this course of.”
“On behalf of the members of the casting administrators department, we’d prefer to thank the board of governors, the Awards Committee and Academy management for his or her help.
”This award is a deserved acknowledgment of our casting administrators’ distinctive skills and a testomony to the devoted efforts of our department,” mentioned Academy casting administrators department governors Richard Hicks, Kim Taylor-Coleman and Debra Zane.
Class guidelines for eligibility and voting for the inaugural award will likely be introduced in April 2025 with the whole 98th Academy Awards guidelines.
The specifics of the award’s presentation will likely be decided by the board and its administrative management at a future date.
The casting administrators department was created in July 2013 and there are near 160 members.
The final new award class created was greatest animated characteristic movie, established in 2001.