The Casting Society of America (CSA) hosted the 30th Annual Artios Awards last night in ceremonies taking place simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles. “General Hospital’s” Mark Teschner took home the casting award for Daytime Drama Series. He beat out “Days of our Lives” casting director Marnie Saitta, and associate Bob Lambert, and “The Young and the Restless” casting director Judy Blye Wilson, and associate Greg Salmon.
“I am honored to receive this award from my casting peers. I love working on ‘General Hospital,’ and I hope that translates into my work!” said Teschner in a statement released to Soap Opera Network.
Teschner previously won the award in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2002, 2001 and 1996 for his casting work. In addition to “GH,” the veteran casting czar has cast for spinoffs “General Hospital: Night Shift” and “Port Charles,” “Loving” and “Ryan’s Hope,” among others.
Honoring its members in over 20 different categories, including television, film and theatre, the Artios Awards honors CSA members for their originality, creativity and their contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project, the organization says on its website.