Oscars Introduce Best Casting Category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a new Oscar category for best achievement in casting, starting with the 98th annual ceremony for films released in 2025.

This marks the first new category introduced by the Academy since the Best Animated Feature Film in 2001, highlighting the key role of casting directors in filmmaking and honoring the efforts of the Casting Directors Branch formed in 2013. The decision comes after years of advocacy for the recognition of casting directors, dating back to the late 1990s, and aligns with the Academy's ongoing efforts to evolve and encompass various key aspects of filmmaking.