Mia Cusumano made a good choice.
The casting director and Old Forge native, who now lives in New York City, was nominated in the Casting Society of America’s 36th annual Artios Awards for her work on the Netflix film “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” according to Deadline.
A graduate of Old Forge High School, Cusumano is nominated in the marquee “Big Budget — Drama” category as part of a team that also includes Francine Maisler, Jennifer Rudnicke, Mickie Pascal, Kathy Driscoll-Mohler, Molly Rose and A.J. Links. The casting crew will go up against the teams from “Da 5 Bloods,” “Hillbilly Elegy,” “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “Mulan.”
The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony April 15, a first for the organization.
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is a historical drama written and directed by Aaron Sorkin about a group of anti–Vietnam War protesters charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intention of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It features an ensemble cast including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch and Eddie Redmayne.
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