INDUSTRY NEWS: THE WINNERS – 2017 MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARDS

A night of full-on Hollywood glitz and glamour, honoring top creatives in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater, took place this past Sunday, February 19, at this year’s Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS). The event was held at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A Live before an audience of guild members, industry executives, media and fans. The 2017 awards were presided over by Local 706 President Sue Cabral-Ebert, Business Representative, Tommy Cole and hosted by comedian Loni Love (The Real).

Winners in the makeup category included films such as  La La Land, Nocturnal Animals, Suicide Squad, Hail Caesar! and Star Trek Beyond. Television category winners included Westworld, Dancing With the Stars,” Game of Thrones, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Apart from the 23 category awards, Ryan Murphy, four-time Emmy Award-winning producer, received the Distinguished Artisan Award, presented by Darren Criss (Glee).  While 2017’s Lifetime Achievements were presented to Emmy-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engelman and Oscar and Emmy-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz (La La Land).

“The night was a joy on every level, and we are all still celebrating!” said Cabral-Ebert “The emotional highlight of the evening was certainly Ryan Murphy’s wonderful acceptance speech and tribute to all makeup artists and hair stylists of the evening. His speech honored not only Lifetime Achievement Award winners, but the most outstanding work of our entertainment artisans. What an amazing night!” 

Once again the industry’s most pro-focused companies supported the program in full force. MUAHS were proudly sponsored by: Diamond Sponsor: M.A.C. Cosmetics; Ruby Sponsor: Ardell Professional; Sapphire Sponsors: Hask Beauty, Nigel Beauty Emporium; Emerald Sponsor: CROC, Make-Up Designory, RCMA Makeup; Double Platinum Sponsors: Focus Features, Netflix; Platinum Sponsors: Beverly Center, Fox Television, FX Networks, HBO, IATSE Local 798 (Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists), Paramount, Universal Pictures; Silver Sponsors: Cinema Make-Up School, Cinema Secrets, Criterion Group, Dermaflage, Kryolan, Make Up For Ever, The Make Up Show; Premiere Products, Schwartzkopf Professional and SKINDINAVIA. Gift bag sponsors include Ardell Professional, Brush Off, DHC Skin Care, European Body Art, Freeze Frames, Frends Beauty, Hair & Pins, Hempz, Hygeniskin, IT Cosmetics, Jovovo Naturals, Kevyn Aucoin, Novex Hair Care, ONLY YOURx, Pro Vision Care Associates, Qosmedix, Schwarzkopf; In-Kind Sponsors: The Powder Group, The Makeup Light and LirpaMakeup L.A. Media Sponsors include The Hollywood Reporter, SHOOTonline and Variety.

2017 Winners for each makeup category are listed below. For a complete list of all categories and winner can be found at www.local706.org

Winners for Feature Length Motion Picture (Feature Films):

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP – Nocturnal Animals
Make-Up Artists: Donald Mowat, Malanie J. Romero, Elaine Offers

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP – Suicide Squad
Make-Up Artist: Alessandro Bertolazzi

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS – 
Star Trek Beyond
Make-Up Artists: Joel Harlow, Richie Alonzo

Winners for Television and New Media Series:

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP – Westworld
Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Elisa Marsh, Rolf Keppler

BEST PERIOD / CHARACTER MAKE-UP – Game of Thrones
Make-Up Artists: Jane Walker, Kay Bilk

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS – Westworld
Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Georgia Allen, Hiroshi Yada

Winners for Television Mini Series or Movie Made for Television:

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP – The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again
Make-Up Artists: Julia Valente, Pip Ayote

BEST PERIOD / CHARACTER MAKE-UP – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash, Zoe Hay, Heather Plott

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS – American Horror Story: Roanoke
Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash, David Anderson

Winners for Commercials and Music Videos:

BEST MAKE-UP – American Horror Story: Roanoke – Promo
Make-Up Artists: Kerry Herta, Jason Collins, Cristina Waltz

Winners for Theatrical Productions (Live Stage):

BEST MAKE-UP – A Chorus Line
Make-Up Artists: Vanessa Dionne, Donna Levy, Romain Markus Myers

Winners for Children and Teen Programming:

BEST MAKE-UP – So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation
Make-Up Artists: Tonia Green, Danielle Rush

Winners for Daytime Television:

BEST MAKE-UP – The Real
Make-Up Artists: Melanie Mills, Kevin Haney, Brian Penikas

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