‘Heartbreak High’ and ‘Bali 2002’ Win at 2022 CGA Awards

CGA Awards host Julia Morris
Courtesy of CGA

The 2022 Casting Guild of Australia (CGA) Awards took place over the weekend.

The CGA Awards celebrate and recognise casting across multiple mediums including film, television, advertising, theatre and online content.

The biggest winner on the night was Anousha Zarkesh, who took home a record-breaking four awards. She was recognised for her work on “Preppers” (Best Casting in an TV Comedy), “Bali 2002” (Best Casting in a Tele-Movie/Miniseries), “The Australian Wars” (Achievement in Casting), and “We Are Still Here” (Best Casting in a Short Film).

Heartbreak High’s” Amanda Mitchell took out Best Casting in a TV Drama.

The CGA also officially crowned Australia’s top emerging talent of 2022, highlighting 10 up-and-coming actors with the potential to break out on the world stage.

This year’s CGA Rising Stars include Christopher Bunton (“Nude Tuesday”, “Wolf Like Me” Series 2), Hattie Hook (“Ten Pound Poms”, “Savage River”), James Majoos (“Heartbreak High”), Mabel Li (“Safe Home”, “New Gold Mountain”), Maggie (Max) McKenna (“Jagged Little Pill”), Michelle Lim Davidson (“After the Verdict”, “The Newsreader”), Sana’a Shaik (“Summer Love”, “Class of ‘07”), Shaka Cook (“Kid Snow”, “Hamilton”), Steph Tisdell (“Total Control”, “Class of ‘07”) and Tuuli Narkle (“Bad Behaviour”, “Mystery Road: Origin”).

The awards were hosted by Julia Morris (pictured above) and Nazeem Hussain.

The full list of 2022 CGA Award winners include:

Best Casting in A Feature Film
“We Are Still Here” – Anousha Zarkesh

Best Casting in a TV Drama
“Heartbreak High” – Amanda Mitchell

Best Casting in a TV Comedy
“Preppers” – Anousha Zarkesh

Best Casting in a Telemovie/Miniseries
“Bali 2002” – Anousha Zarkesh

Best Casting in a Short Film
“The Moths Will Eat Them Up” – Tom McSweeney and David Newman

Best Casting in a Theatre Production
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” – Lisa Campbell

Best Casting in a TVC
SBS – “We All Speak “- Mathew Waters

Best Casting in a TVC – Community
“R U OK?” – Nick Hamon and Amy Mete

Achievement in Casting
“The Australian Wars” – Anousha Zarkesh