It took home the awards for best contemporary makeup and hairstyling, in a surprise win, beating Oscar frontrunners such as ‘Dune’, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ and ‘House of Gucci’ for best special makeup. upeffects, reports variety.com.
On the TV front, “American Horror Stories,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “Emily in Paris,” “Pose,” “Genius: Aretha,” “Legendary,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “Star Trek: Discovery All took home prizes.
‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ won in the daytime television category for both makeup and hair. Kids/Teen Show Awards went to ‘Danger Force’ for both makeup and hair.
Actress Melissa Peterman hosted the night, performing for a 600-strong crowd with Covid protocols. The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild partnered with VOW, a US government contracted provider for health and safety protocols at public events requiring all guests to be fully vaccinated and pass a test.
Jon Favreau virtually took home the Distinguished Artisan Award this year, while Michele Burke, the first woman to win an Oscar for hair and makeup, and Joy Zapata were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards for their work in makeup and hair, respectively. .
Doug Jones was the recipient of the inaugural Chair Award. He said he’s often been asked how long his transformations last, including the Amphibian Man in “The Shape of Water” and Pan in “Pan’s Labyrinth.”
Jones said, “It takes many, many hands to create characters. It would start with living casts, your mold makers, your sculptors and your other mold makers.”
Jones thanked the room of Local 706 performers by saying, “My career has only come about thanks to referrals from you.” He also thanked makeup artists for boosting his self-esteem as a 13-year-old boy who was very tall and very skinny.
Jones said, “Every other kid made fun of me and pointed out that I couldn’t walk anywhere without my physicality being pointed out to me.”
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