Rita Moreno to be honored at 2023 Artios Awards
The Puerto Rican actress, singer and dancer will be honored at the 38th ceremony on March 9.
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Rosa Dolores Alverío, better known as Rita Moreno, will be presented with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the 38th edition of the Artios Awards. It's the Hollywood casting directors awards, and will take place on Thursday, March 9 at the Hotel Beverly Hilton.
“Ms. Moreno has an illustrious career and is a cultural icon. We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to present to her with this award to celebrate everything that she has accomplished,” said Destiny Lilly, President on the Casting Society of America.
Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress, singer and dancer. Her career has spanned more than 70 years. She is known for roles in the musicals The King and I and West Side Story, and the television series The Electric Company and Oz. She is also an EGOT, having won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.
She made her Broadway debut at age 13 and has appeared in more than 40 feature films and countless television shows throughout her career. Moreno has also performed in numerous regional theaters including her one woman show, Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She continues to tour the country appearing at speaking engagements and lectures.
Moreno co-starred and served as an executive producer on Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story. Her documentary, Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It, had its world debut at the Sundance Film Festival and then released in theaters nationwide. The film debuted on TV as part of PBS’ American Masters series and is now streaming on Netflix. Moreno also co-starred in the critically acclaimed Latinx reimagining of Norman Lear’s classic TV sitcom, One Day At A Time that aired for four seasons.
Just recently, Moreno wrapped production on several projects, Santa's Bootcamp, a holiday flick for Lifetime and Beauty and the Beast, the 30th Anniversary Special, which she hosted for ABC. Next year, she co-stars in two feature films, 80 For Brady with Sally Field, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and Fast X of the Fast and Furious franchise, playing Vin Diesel’s grandmother.
Moreno’s first ever all-Spanish language album, Una Vez Más, was produced by good friend Emilio Estefan. She is also a New York Times bestselling author with her first book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir, published by Celebra Books.
Recipient of the Peabody Career Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture, she was also honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
Get to Know Casting Society and Artios Awards
First held in 1985, the Artios Awards honors Casting Professionals in more than 20 different categories encompassing film, television and theater. Special honorees are also selected for their contributions to the craft. Nominees and winners are voted on by members of the Casting Society of America (CSA).
CSA was founded in February 1982 with the intention of establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the casting field and providing its members with a support organization to further their goals and protect their common interests. CSA currently boasts close to 1,200 members. CSA casting directors and associate casting directors/casting producers work around the world, with members based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.