The Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) has announced the winners of its 9th Annual Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Awards, presented by HASK Beauty, in 23 film, television, commercial and theater categories. The gala took place on Saturday evening, February 19, 2022 in front of a live audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It was also broadcast live to an audience of millions around the world.
Winners in the Feature Motion Pictures categories include Being the Ricardos, Coming 2 America and Cruella. TV series winners include ‘American Horror Stories’, ‘Dancing with The Stars’, ‘Emily in Paris’, ‘Pose’, ‘Genius: Aretha’, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’. For the Special Television/Motion Picture Made for Television categories, winners include “Saturday Night Live”, “Dancing with the Stars”, and “Legendary”.
The winners of the Daytime Television category were awarded by “The Kelly Clarkson Show” for the makeup and hair categories. The Kids/Teens program honors went to “Danger Force” for the Makeup and Hair categories. Theatrical awards were given to Cinderella (La Cenerentola) for the Makeup and Hairstyle categories. The Commercial/Music Video Awards went to American Horror Story: Double Feature and Pose.
The awards took place in front of an audience of over 800 people, including guild members, industry executives and the press. Actress Melissa Peterman was charmed as the host of the lively event. TV personality, actor and singer Frankie J. Grande hosted the red carpet preview. Julie Socash, President, and Randy Sayer, Sales Representative, presided over the awards ceremony. Back as the producers of this year’s MUAHS Awards (#MUAHSawards) were Ingle Dodd Media and Erick Weiss of Honey sweet creative. To ensure everyone’s safety, all guests have been screened by VOW Digital Health.
Jon Favreau, an Oscar®-winning filmmaker known for his creative and innovative work in the Star Wars, IronMan and Avengers series, among others, received this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award celebrating the long list of creative, exotic and memorable characters who endure in its plethora of movies, TV movies and series. Actress Ming-Na Wen, star of Favreau’s series “The Book of Boba Fett” and “The Mandalorian,” presented the Distinguished Artisan Award to Favreau, who accepted the award virtually.
Michèle Burke, Oscar® and Emmy®-winning Journeyman Make-Up Artist (Mission Impossible and Austin Powers series), received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Make-Up, presented by producer Paula Wagner, who first worked with Burke on Vanilla Sky. Joy Zapata (A Star is Born, Wonder Woman 1984 and Star Trek: Nemesis), Emmy winner Journeyman Hair Stylist, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Hair Styling, presented by producer Lauren Shuler Donner (Legion, Logan Deadpool) .
Journeyman award-winning makeup artist Christina Smith, with over 100 credits (Cabaret with Liza Minnelli, Schindler’s List, Steel Magnolias and Hook), received the prestigious Vanguard Award. Model actress Milla Jovovich presented the award to Christina and the stars of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Christina became one of the first female makeup artists to join Local 706 in 1974. Alongside her film career, Christina established a couture lash studio that provides eyelashes to some of the biggest celebrities in the world.
Award-winning actor Doug Jones (Amphibian Man in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Pan and Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth and Abe Sapien in Hellboy) whose legendary characters were created under masterful makeup and prosthetics, has been named the first prize winner The Chair Award. With her real face and body hidden under makeup and prosthetics, Jones is a favorite of makeup artists and hairstylists alike. Sonequa Martin-Green, who herself has impressive work in television, film and on stage, presented Doug Jones with The Chair Award. She is currently the commander of “Star Trek: Discovery”, the first black woman to lead the franchise.
Other presenters included Mandy Moore (This is Us), Marcus Scribner (Black-ish), Milo Ventimiglia (This is Us), Alano Miller (Dexter: New Blood, Sylvie’s Love, Cherish the Day), Chanel West Coast (MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness), Isabella Gomez (One Day at a Time, Class Leader), John Brotherton (Fuller House, Furious 7, The Conjuring), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Katrina Law (Arrow, Appearance), Lauren Shuler Donner (Legion, Logan Deadpool), Maria Sandoval (Mad Men, Star Trek: Picard), Michael D. Cohen (Henry Danger, Danger Force), Paula Wagner (Mission: Impossible, War of the Worlds), Bre-Z (All American, Empire), Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911, Speechless) among others.
Another highlight of the evening was a moving In Memoriam segment performed by longtime Local 706 member Angie Wells, who sang her beautiful original song “Before I Take My Leave” created specifically for the memorial.
Photo credit: Greg Doherty