‘Darkest Hour’ Wins Big at Makeup and Hairstyling Awards

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The makeup artists who transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill for “Darkest Hour” won the top honor from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild at Saturday night’s MUAHS Guild Awards.
Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick won in the Feature Length Motion Picture – Best Special Make Up Effects category, the MUAHS category that most closely corresponds to the Oscars Best Makeup and Hairstyling category.
(The Oscars call it “makeup and hairstyling,” while the guild adds a hyphen and another word by going for “make-up and hair styling.”)
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“Darkest Hour” also won in the period makeup category. In the other feature-film categories, the winners were “Pitch Perfect 3” (contemporary make-up), “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (contemporary hair), and “I, Tonya” (period and/or character hair).
“Dancing With the Stars” won the TV awards for contemporary make-up and hair, while “Game of Thrones” won for period/character makeup for for special makeup effects and “The Crown” won for period hair.
TV movie and miniseries awards were split between “Big Little Lies” in the contemporary categories and “Feud: Bette and Joan” in the period categories.
“American Horror Story: Cult” won three awards, one for special makeup effects and the others for its promotional campaign.
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The MUAHS also gave awards for theatrical productions, children and teen programming and daytime television, and in each case the same production swept both hair and makeup categories: “Mamma Mia” for theatrical, “Henry Danger” for children’s and “The Bold and the Beautiful” for daytime.
In addition to his film winning two awards, “Darkest Hour” star Gary Oldman received the honorary Distinguished Artisan Award. Make-up artist Greg Cannom and hairstylist Mary Guerrero received MUAHS Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The ceremony took place at the Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles and was hosted by comic Loni Love.
The winners:
FEATURE LENGTH MOTION PICTURES Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Pitch Perfect 3,” Melanie Hughes-Weaver, Judy Yonemoto, Erica KykerBest Contemporary Hair: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Camille Friend, Louisa Anthony, Jules HoldrenBest Period and/or Character Make-Up: “Darkest Hour,” Ivana Primorac, Flora MoodyBest Period and/or Character Hair: “I, Tonya,” Adruitha Lee, Mary EverettBest Special Make-Up Effects: “Darkest Hour,” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick
TV AND NEW MEDIA SERIES Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Dancing With the Stars,” Zena Shteysel Green, Angela Moos, Sarah WoolfBest Contemporary Hair Styling: “Dancing With the Stars,” Mary Guerrero, Kimi Messina, Gail RyanBest Period/Character Make-Up: “Game of Thrones,” Jane Walker, Nicola MatthewsBest Period/Character Hair Styling: “The Crown,” Ivana PrimoracBest Special Make-Up Effects: “Game of Thrones,” Barrie Gower, Sarah Gower
TV MINI SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION – Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Big Little Lies,” Steve Artmont, Nicole ArtmontBest Contemporary Hair: “Big Little Lies,” Michelle Ceglia, Nickole Jones, Jocelyn CarpenterBest Period/Character Make-Up: “Feud: Bette and Joan,” Eryn Krueger Mekash, Robin BeauchesneBest Period/Character Hair Styling: “Feud: Bette and Joan,” Chris Clark, Ralph Abalos, Wendy SouthardBest Special Make-Up Effects: “American Horror Story: Cult,” Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash, David Anderson
COMMERCIALS & MUSIC VIDEOSBest Make-Up: “American Horror Story: Cult” promotioinal campaign, Kerry Herta, Jason Collins, Christina WaltzBest Hair Styling: “American Horror Story: Cult” promotional campaign, Nicki Alkire, Fernando Navarro, Stephanie Rives
THEATRICAL PRODUCTION Best Make-Up: “Mamma Mia,” Vanessa Dionne, Christina Tracey, Romaine Markus MyersBest Hair Styling: “Mamma Mia,” Vanessa Dionne, Cassie Russek, Rheanne Garcia
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CHILDREN AND TEEN PROGRAMMING Best Make-Up: “Henry Danger,” Michael Johnston, Patti Brand-Reese, Melanie MillsBest Hair Styling: “Henry Danger,” Joe Matke, Roma Goddard, Dwayne Ross
DAYTIME TELEVISION Best Make-Up: “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Christine Lai Johnson, Chris Escobosa, Jenna WittmanBest Hair Styling: “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Lisa Long, Danielle Spencer, Danielle Dixon, Jenna Wittman
Distinguished Artisan Award: Gary OldmanLifetime Achievement Award: Greg CannomLifetime Achievement Award: Mary Guerrero

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