Sarah Snook
Cast member Sarah Snook arrives before a screening of the film "Steve Jobs" at the New York Film Festival in New York, United States, October 3, 2015. Reuters/Dominick Reuter

Known for her role as Anna Ivin in “The Beautiful Lie,” Sarah Snook will host the first Casting Guild of Australia Awards. The award ceremony will recognize the works of casting directors in television, film, theatre and advertising.

The first CGA Awards will be held on Nov. 23 in Sydney. The members of the award-giving body includes some major casting directors in Australia including the casting directors of “Pirates of the Carribbean,” “Mad Max,” “Gatsby,” “Rake,” “The Code,” “Redfern Now,” “Animal Kingdom” and “Top of the Lake,” among others, according to Inside Film.

“Wonderland” alum Ewen Leslie will be Snook’s co-host at t he first CGA Awards. Aside from hosting, “The Beautiful Lie” actress will also present awards during the awards ceremony along with “Mad Max” director George Miller.

The “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Mad Max: The Wasteland” director will present the Sirius Award- New Talent of the Future. The award recognises the casting directors’ unique contribution and their skill to foresee and identify the future stars of the industry.

Nominated for Best Film Casting are Nikki Barrett and Ronna Kress for “Mad Max Fury Road,” and Kirsty McGregor for “Last Cab to Darwin.” As a solo casting director, Barrett is also nominated for the same category for “Holding the Man.”

For Best Television Casting, the nominees for the category under shows up to six hours are Christine King for “The Code,” Anousha Zarkesh for “Redfern Now,” Alison Telford for “Glitch” and Christine King and Anousha Zarkesh for “Peter Allen- Not the Boy Next Door.” For the category under shows more than six hours, the nominees are Telford for “Please Like Me,” King for “Hiding” and Zarkesh for “Rake.”

Before hosting the first CGA Awards, Snook starred in “The Dressmaker” opposite Hugo Weaving, Liam Hemsworth and Kate Winslet. Recently, “The Beautiful Lie” star completed the short film about PTSD titled “The Ravens,” which will be screened to groups of veterans, according to Sydney Morning Herald.

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