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Friday, January 11, 2019

6th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominations


Yesterday the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced their nominations for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater during 2018. Winners will be honored at the annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony on February 16 at The Novo by Microsoft at Los Angeles.

The nominations announcement was made by MUAHS Awards Chair Sue Cabral-Ebert.

As previously announced Melissa McCarthy will be honored with the Distinguished Artisan Award.  Susan Cabral-Ebert and Robert Louis Stevenson will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.


Only seven (7) films advanced in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the Oscars, and only five (5) got a guild nomination in any motion picture category. The two films with Oscar shortlist and NO MUAHS nomination are Border and Suspiria, both films have in common being foreign productions.  The five with Oscar shortlist and MUAHS nominations are Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Queen of Scots, Stan & Ollie and Vice. 

Then most interesting, A Star is Born is not shortlisted so IF wins guild award(s) definitively will not translate into Oscar win and the same applies to all contemporary nominees.  I'm more impressed by the makeup work in Border than in any other shortlisted or nominated; perhaps, others with my approval are makeup in Vice and Stan & Ollie. So, until the Oscar five (or less this year?) are named, I'm clueless about possible Oscar winners.

These are the Nominees

Feature-Length Motion Picture

Best Contemporary Make-Up
Ve Neill, Debbie Zoller, Sarah Tanno for A Star is Born
Jean Black, Rolf Keppler for Beautiful Boy
Kimberly Jones, Mi Young, Kyra Panchenko for Boy Erased
Heike Merker, Irina Strukova for Crazy Rich Asians
Ve Neill, Rosalina De Silva for Welcome to Marwen
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda, Denise Pugh-Ruiz, Jacqueline Fernandez for Widows

Best Contemporary Hair
Lori McCoy-Bell, Joy Zapata, Frederic Aspires for A Star is Born
Heike Merker, Sophia Knight for Crazy Rich Asians
Dawn Turner, Larry Simms for Nappily Ever After
Esther Ahn, Daniel Koye for Vox Lux
Linda Flowers, Daniel Curet, Denise Wynbrandt for Widows

Best Period and/or Character Make-up
Jan Sewell, Mark Coulier for Bohemian Rhapsody
Peter Robb-King, Paula Price for Mary Poppins Returns
Jenny Shircore, Hannah Edwards, Sarah Kelly for Mary Queen of Scots
Jeremy Woodhead, Marc Coulier for Stan & Ollie
Kate Biscoe, Ann Pala Williams, Jamie Kelman for Vice

Best Period and/or Character Hair
Camille Friend, Jaime Leigh McIntosh, Louisa Anthony for Black Panther
LaWanda Pierre-Weston, Shaun Perkins for BlacKkKlansman
Jan Sewell, Julio Parodi for Bohemian Rhapsody
Peter Robb-King, Paula Price for Mary Poppins Returns
Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher for Mary Queen of Scots

Best Special Make-Up Effects
Justin Raleigh, Ozzy Alvarez, Sean Genders for Aquaman
Joel Harlow, Ken Diaz, Sian Richards for Black Panther
Mark Coulier, Jeremy Woodhead for Stan & Ollie
Christien Tinsley, Corey Welk, Rolf Keppler for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Greg Cannom, Christopher Gallaher for Vice



To check the nominees in all categories (TV, New Media, etc) go official site here

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