Casting director Marion Dougherty will be posthumously awarded the 2014 Governors Award, the Television Academy said today. It will be presented, along with the Juried Award winners (also announced today) during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, August 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Marion11Dougherty, who passed away in 2011, is being recognized for defining the role of the Casting Director, changing the profession for both television and film. She broke the mold of traditional casting, which commonly involved bringing in a large number of the same type of actors to read for a role. Instead, she would bring three or four very different actors to provide the director with casting options, and performers who could bring unique shadings to the roles. She used that approach in casting Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Martin Sheen, William Shatner, Christopher Walken, Robert Duval, Glenn Close and James Caan in some of their earliest roles.

Among her many achievements: suggesting to Norman Lear that Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton play Archie and Edith on Lear’s pilot for a new series called All In The Family; convincing Richard Donner to cast Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon even though his part was written for a white male; and casting Robin Williams in Garp, his first dramatic role.

William French
3 months
Sad that they didn't honor her before her passing.
TheDirector
3 months
Dougherty was a wonderful and instinctive filmmaker--I call her a filmmaker because she was such an integral...
David
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Much credit for the renewed interest in this incredible woman must be given to the popularity of...

There was a push in 1991 to get Dougherty the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Oscar — with the likes of Warner Bros’ Mark Rosenberg, Paula Weinstein, Newman, Woody Allen and Sydney Pollack behind the campaign — but that lobbying effort failed.

Here are the juried winners for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or Special and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation also announced today:

Outstanding Costumes For A Variety Program Or A Special

Saturday Night Live • Host: Jimmy Fallon • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Tom Broecker, Costume Designer
Eric Justian, Costume Designer

So You Think You Can Dance • Episode 1008 • FOX • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. and 19 Entertainment
Marina Toybina, Costume Designer
Grainne O’Sullivan, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation

Adventure Time • Wizards Only, Fools • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios
Nick Jennings, Art Director

Disney Gravity Falls • Dreamscaperers • Disney Channel • Disney Television Animation
Ian Worrel, Art Director

Disney Mickey Mouse • ‘O Sole Minnie • Disney Channel • Disney Television Animation
Narina Sokolova, Background Painter

Disney Mickey Mouse • The Adorable Couple • Disney Channel • Disney Television Animation
Valerio Ventura, Background Designer

Long Live The Royals • CartoonNetwork.com • Cartoon Network Studios
Sean Szeles, Storyboard Artist

The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios
Jasmin Lai, Background Painter

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise • Adult Swim • A Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Production in association with
Stoopid Monkey and Williams Street
Cameron Baity, Animator

The Simpsons • Treehouse of Horror XXIV • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Dmitry Malanitchev, Color Design Director

The Simpsons • Treehouse of Horror XXIV • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Charles Ragins, Background Designer

Uncle Grandpa • Afraid of the Dark • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios
Nick Edwards, Character Designer