The third annual CDA Awards, celebrating the art of casting and honouring the work of the casting director, will take place on 15th May 2019 at BAFTA, London.

We are delighted to announce the nominees for the CDA Awards 2019.

Best Casting of a UK Commercial (up to & inc 60 secs)

HANNAH BIRKETT for Snickers Snickers

KATE EVANS for Sainsbury’s The Big Night


Best Casting of a UK Commercial (over 60 secs)

HANNAH BIRKETT for Virgin Atlantic & Delta The Prodigal Brother

KATE EVANS for The Sun World Cup Office Knockabout

TREE PETTS for Air China Live Slow Dream Fast

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial (up to & inc 60 secs)

HANNAH BIRKETT for PlayStation Foxhole

JODY FURLONG for Asus Vivobook Be Your True Colour

KATE EVANS for Ikea Plates Juggling

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial (over 60 secs)

ANNA STARK & CLAIRE CATTERSON for Rimmel I Will Not Be Deleted

ET CASTING for HSBC Portraits Of Pride

LEANNE FLINN for Bodyform/Libresse Viva La Vulva

Best Casting of an International Commercial

ALI FEARNLEY for Jameson Irish Whiskey Scully Was To Blame

ANNA STARK for Apple Behind The Mac

HANNAH BIRKETT for Rema 1000 Smarthouse

Best Streetcasting

KHARMEL COCHRANE for Ubisoft Just Dance

KATE EVANS for Sport England This Girl Can – Fit Got Real

LEANNE FLINN for McCain Here’s To Love

Best Children’s Casting

CROCODILE CASTING for Protergia Little Scientists

ET CASTING for BBC Sport Prepare To Be Moved

NICCI TOPPING for Paul McCartney Fuh You

Best Casting of a Charity Commercial

NICCI TOPPING for Red Cross The Power Of Kindness

THOMAS ADAMS for International Women’s Day Queen Rules

WAYNE WATERSON for HIV Awareness U= U=

Best Casting of Online Non-Branded Content

KHARMEL COCHRANE for Dept of Education Every Lesson Shapes A Life 

KATE EVANS for Electrical Safety First Nan Knows Best 

LEANNE FLINN for The FA England’s World Cup Squad Revealed

Best Casting of a Stills Campaign 

KHARMEL COCHRANE for Stoli Whatever Drives You 

SUE ODELL for Pride in London Somewhere Over The Rainbow 

TREE PETTS for Dove Baby Bathtime

Best Casting of a Single Still 

CAMILLA ARTHUR for Sainsbury’s Tu All Boobs Welcome 

CLAIRE CATTERSON for Children 1st Children 1st 

KATE EVANS for Hula Hoops Hula Hoops

Best Casting of a Short Film 

KATE EVANS for Cur:Few 

LEANNE FLINN for Ladies Day 


Best Casting of a Music Video 

CLAIRE CATTERSON for Callum Scott No Matter What 

HANNAH SIMONS for Dizzee Rascal Money Right 

LEANNE FLINN for Chaka Khan Like Sugar

Best Casting of a Feature Film 

ET CASTING for Tucked 

EMMA ASHTON for Perfect Skin 


A jury of industry experts will select the winners, which will be announced at the award ceremony next month.

Sitting on the jury this year are: Alex Jennings (Actor), Alex Reeves (Europe Editor at Little Black Book), Christine Payne (General Secretary of Equity), Doug Wade (Producer at JWT), Holly Calcott (Spotlight), L.A. Ronayne (D&AD Trustee / Creative Director at Stink Studios), Laura Pannack (Photographer), Mark Denton (Head of COY! Communications) and Steve Davies (Chief Executive of the Advertising Producers Association).

The CDA Awards 2019 showcases the work of the casting director and is open to all CDA members.