23 June 2024

2015 Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards: Meet the Winners!

The Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards took place at the Paramount Theater (Los Angeles) where Wendi McLendon-Covery (The Goldbergs) served as hostess for the usual sit-down banquet.

At the awards show, winners beamed with excitement as their respected television series and movies were called. Televisions favorite such as “The Walking Dead” won the special make-up effects prize, while “Downtown Abbey” won the period and/or character categories.  The biggest winner of the night however went to “American Horror Story: Freak Show” who snagged 3 awards for special makeup effects, period and/or character hair styling, and period and/or character makeup.

The Make-up Lifetime Achievement Award honoree was given to legendary make-up artist Rick Baker who gave an emotional speech. While the Hair Stylist Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Emmy® Award winning hairstylist Kathryn Blondell who congratulated the night’s nominees. Golden Globe® winner Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) presented the Distinguished Artisan Award to his longtime friend and collaborator Guillermo Del Toro (Crimson Peak) – see photo above.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Winners For Feature Length Motion Picture (Feature Films):
Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Guardians Of The Galaxy”; Make-Up Artist: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou
Best Contemporary Hair Styling: “Birdman”; Hair Stylists: Jerry Popolis and Kat Drazen
Best Period and/Or Character Make-Up: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; Make-Up Artists: Frances Hannon & Julie Dartnell
Best Period and/Or Character Hair Styling: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; Hair Stylists: Frances Hannon & Julie Dartnell
Best Special Make-Up Effects: “Guardians Of The Galaxy”; Make-Up Artist: David White

Winners For Television and New Media Series:
Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Sons Of Anarchy”; Make-Up Artists: Tracey Anderson, Michelle Garbin and Sabine Roller-Taylor
Best Contemporary Hair Styling: “Dancing With The Stars”; Hair Stylists: Mary Guerrero, Kimi Messina and Jennifer Guerrero-Mazursky
Best Period and/Or Character Make-Up: “Downtown Abbey”; Make-Up Artists: Magi Vaughan and Erika Ökvist
Best Period and/Or Character Hair Styling: “Downtown Abbey”; Hair Stylists: Magi Vaughan and Adam James Phillips
Best Special Make-Up Effects: “The Walking Dead”; Make-Up Artists: Greg Nicotero and Jake Garber

Winners For Television Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television (M.O.W):
Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Fargo”; Make-Up Artists: Gail Kennedy, Joanne Preece and Gunther Schetterer
Best Contemporary Hair Styling: “Sherlock”; Hair Stylists: Claire Pritchard-Jones and Sarah Astley-Hughes
Best Period and/Or Character Make-Up: “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash and Kim Ayers
Best Period and/Or Character Hair Styling: “American Horror Story: Freak Show”; Hair Stylists: Monte C. Haught and Michelle Ceglia
Best Special Make-Up Effects: “American Horror Story: Freak Show”; Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash and Christopher Nelson

Winners For Commercials and Music Videos:
Best Make-Up: DirecTV: Make-Up Artists: Scott Stoddard and Michael Ornelaz
Best Hair Styling: Progressive Commercial; Hairstylist; Dian Bethune Coble

Winners For Theatrical Productions (Live Stage):
Best Make-Up: “Kinky Boots” Make-Up Artist: Sarah B. Wolfe
Best Hair Styling: “Motown The Musical, National Tour”; Hair Stylist: Brandon Bolton


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