The Slumdog Millionaire moviemaker was presented with the Artios Career Achievement Award by the film's screenwriter Aaron Sorkin at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for his contribution to film and collaborations with casting directors.

Ahead of the ceremony, Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America, said, "What's most impressive with this year's list of honorees is the sheer scope of their contributions to the entertainment industry. Across film, television and theater, they've shown us that a career full of quality work is possible, with their deep understanding and commitment to the craft of casting."

Casting directors for The Big Short, Straight Outta Compton, Room, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Inside Out were among winners at the two ceremonies, which took place simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York.

Actress Sarah Paulson was also in attendance to present casting director Bernie Telsey with an honorary prize, and The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies gave the show's creators Michelle and Robert King the New York City Apple Award for their contribution to entertainment.