‘Bombshell’ Dominates at Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

The film about Fox News wins three awards; “Joker” and “Downton Abbey” also win, while TV winners include “Big Little Lies” and “Saturday Night Live”

Last Updated: January 11, 2020 @ 10:19 PM

The make-up and hair artists who made Charlize Theron look like Megyn Kelly and Nicole Kidman look like Gretchen Carlson were the big winners at the 7th Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, which took place on Saturday evening in Los Angeles.

“Bombshell,” Jay Roach’s film about the women at Fox News who called out Roger Ailes for sexual misconduct, won in three of the five categories, taking awards for contemporary make-up, contemporary hair styling and special make-up effects. “Joker” won the award for period and/or character make-up, while “Downton Abbey” took the prize for period/character hair styling.

All three of those films are on the Oscar shortlist for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, with “Bombshell” the clear favorite for a nomination and win. (The Academy refers to the disciplines as makeup and hairstyling, one word each, while the guild hyphenates make-up and splits hair styling into two words.)

For the last six consecutive years, the winner in the MUAHS’ period and/or character make-up category has gone on to win the Oscar — and for the last two years, that film has also won the special make-up effects category. This year, though, “Joker” won the first category and “Bombshell” the second.

In the television categories, MUAHS wins went to “Big Little Lies” and “Fosse/Verdon,” each of which won awards for make-up and for hair, and “Chernobyl,” which won for special make-up effects. “Saturday Night Live” won three awards, while “Dancing With the Stars,” “Deadwood: The Movie,” “The Real” and “A Series of Unfortunate Events” also won.

“Pose” was honored for its commercials and promo campaign, while theatrical awards went to “Cats” and “Hamilton.”

The ceremony took place at the NOVO by Microsoft at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles and was hosted by MUAHS president Julie Socash and business representative Randy Sayer.

Actor Patrick Stewart received the guild’s Distinguished Artisan Award, while Lifetime Achievement Awards went to make-up artist Thomas Burman and hair stylist Martin Samuel.

The full list of winners:

Feature-Length Motion Pictures
Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Bombshell,” Vivian Baker, Cristina Waltz, Richard Redlefsen
Best Period and/or Character Make-Up: “Joker,” Nicki Ledermann, Tania Ribalow, Sunday Englis
Best Special Make-Up Effects: “Bombshell,” Kazu Hiro, Vivian Baker, Richard Redlefsen
Best Contemporary Hair Styling: “Bombshell,” Anne Morgan, Jaime Leigh McIntosh, Adruitha Lee
Best Period Hair Styling and/or Character Hair Styling: “Downton Abbey,” Anne Nosh Oldham, Elaine Browne, Marc Pilcher

Television Series, Mini-Series or New Media Series
Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Big Little Lies,” Michelle Radow, Erin Good-Rosenmann
Best Period and/or Character Make-Up: “Fosse/Verdon,” Debbie Zoller, Dave Presto, Jackie Risotto
Best Special Make-Up Effects: “Chernobyl,” Daniel Parker, Barrie Gower, Paul Spateri
Best Contemporary Hair Styling: “Big Little Lies,” Jose Zamora, Lorena Zamora, Lona Vigi
Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling: “Fosse/Verdon,” Christopher Fulton, Christen Edwards, Christine Cantrell

Television Special, One Hour or More Live Program Series or Movie Made for Television
Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Saturday Night Live,” Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani
Best Period and/or Character Make-Up: “Saturday Night Live,” Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani
Best Special Make-Up Effects: “Saturday Night Live,” Louie Zakarian, Jason Milani, Tom Denier Jr.
Best Contemporary Hair Styling: “Dancing with the Stars,” Mary Guerrero, Kimi Messina, Gail Ryan
Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling: “Deadwood: The Movie,” Melissa Yonkey, Laine Trzinski, Jose Zamora

Daytime Television
Best Make-Up: “The Real,” Melanie Mills, Uzmee Krakovszki, Motoko Honjo-Clayton
Best Hair Styling: “The Real,” Roberta Gardener-Rogers, Noogie Thai, Ray Dodson

Children & Teen Television Programming
Best Make-Up: “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Rita Ciccozzi, Tanya Hudson, Krista Seller
Best Hair Styling: “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Julie McHaffie, Dianne Holme

Commercials & Music Videos
Best Make-Up: “Pose”: Promo Campaign, Kerry Herta, Sherri Lawrence
Best Hair Styling: “Pose”: Promo Campaign, Joe Matke, Fernando Navarro, Barry Lee Moe

Theatrical Production (Live Stage)
Best Make-Up: “Cats the Musical,” Jakey Hicks, Sierra Peterson
Best Hair Styling: “Hamilton,” Charles LaPointe, Daryl Terry

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