WINNERS: 10th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Elvis, The Whale,
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Motion Picture Winners at the
10th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Abbott Elementary, Euphoria, Pam & Tommy,
Our Flag Means Death, 
The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special, 

Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,
The Boulet Brothers Dragula: Titans, 

The Kelly Clarkson Show Among Television Winners

Angela Bassett Receives the Distinguished Artisan Award
Melissa Peterman Hosts Awards
Frankie Grande Hosts Red Carpet Preshow

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The Red Carpet & Awards Show Livestream is Available on YouTube and Vimeo

Winners were announced for the 10th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Awards, presented by Dyson and HASK® Beauty, in 23 categories of film, television, commercials, and live theater. The gala was held on Saturday night, February 18, 2023 before a live audience at The Beverly Hilton. It was also livestreamed to an audience of millions worldwide.

Winners in the Feature Motion Pictures categories include Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Elvis, The Whale, and Everything Everywhere All at Once. Television Series winners include Abbott Elementary, Euphoria, Pam & Tommy and Our Flag Means DeathFor the categories in Television Special/One Hour or More Live Program Series, winners include The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special, Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebrationand Legendary.

Winners in the Daytime Television category were awarded to The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Boulet Brothers  Dragula: Titans. Children/Teen Program honors went to The Quest for both Make-Up and Hair categories. Theatrical awards were bestowed upon Kinky Boots for Best Make-Up and La Traviata or Best Hair Styling. The Commercial/Music Video Awards were presented to American Horror Story: Dollhouse Promo and American Horror Stories: Season 2 Promos.

The MUAHS Awards took place before a sold-out audience of more than 800, including guild members, industry executives and press. Actress Melissa Peterman charmed as host of the lively event. TV personality, actor and singer Frankie J. Grande, hosted the red carpet preshow. The show opened with remarks by the Honorable Congressman Adam Schiff, United States Congress representing California’s 30th Congressional District. Julie Socash, Local 706 President, and Karen Westerfield, Business Representative, presided over the awards ceremony. Special guest Matthew D. Loeb, IATSE International President, joined Paul Krekorian, LA City Council President, and Eva Bitar, Manager of Film & Television Production for City of Los Angeles, to present the Guild with a Proclamation celebrating the 85th anniversary of Local 706 and 10th anniversary of MUAHS Guild Awards. Accepting the proclamation on behalf of the guild was Julie Socash and founder and immediate past president of Local 706 Sue Cabral-Ebert. Krekorian also proclaimed official Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Day.

Angela Bassett, Academy Award®-nominated actress, director, and executive producer, most recently acclaimed for her creative work on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, for which she has received an Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award nomination, in addition to the hit primetime television drama “9-1-1”, received this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award. The award celebrates her iconic character portrayals and her bold collaboration with her 706 make-up and hair teams to extend their imaginations and develop magical and relatable characters that are remembered forever. Presenting the Distinguished Artisan Award to Bassett was D’Andre Michael, Bassett’s personal make-up artist, and Camille Friend, Academy Award-nominated hair stylist who was the Hair Stylist Department Head and Designer on both Black Panther movies.      

Steve La Porte, Oscar- and Emmy®– winning make-up artist best known for his work on Beetlejuice, Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock and Terminator 2 & 3, received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Rick Baker, Academy Award-winning make-up artist. Josée Normand, Emmy-winning hair stylist known for her work on Star Trek: Voyager, Die Hard and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation), a longtime colleague of Josée.

The esteemed Vanguard Award was bestowed upon Fred C. Blau Jr., Emmy-winning make-up artist and Reel Creations® co-owner, considered the foremost expert on blood effects and tattoo artistry by his colleagues, and best known for his work on The Illustrated Man, Tattoo, Apocalypse Now, and Planet of the Apes. Academy Award-winning make-up artist Ve Neill (Pirates of the Caribbean series, Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire) presented the award to Blau.

Joining Blau as a Vanguard Award honoree was Emmy-winning hair stylist Judy Crown, whose 40 year award-winning career included “Seinfeld,” “Designing Women,” “Houdini,” “Moonlighting,” and “Murphy Brown” among many others. Emmy and Tony winner Jason Alexander presented Judy with her award, honoring their many years working together on “Seinfeld.”

Additional presenters include Cooper Barnes (“Henry Danger”), John Brotherton (“Fuller House,” “Furious 7,” “The Conjuring”), Meg Donnelly (“Zombies,” “American Housewife”), Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Alexis Floyd (“Inventing Anna”), Peter Gallagher (“Grace & Frankie,” “Law & Order”), Kate Linder (“The Young and the Restless”), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), Christopher McDonald (“Hacks,” “The Watcher”), Amber Riley (“Glee”, “Dreamgirls”), Nicole Sullivan (“Law & Order: SVU”)and Alanna Ubach (Bombshell, “Euphoria”, Coco) among others.

Another highlight of the evening was a moving In Memoriam segment performed by long-time Local 706 member Angie Wells. Returning again as producers of this year’s MUAHS Awards (#MUAHSawards) wereIngleDodd Media and Erick Weiss of Honeysweet Creative.



Best Contemporary Make-Up

WINNER: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Michelle Chung, Erin Rosenmann, Dania A. Ridgway


Best Period and/or Character Make-Up


Shane Thomas, Angela Conte


Best Special Make-Up Effects

WINNER: The Whale

Adrien Morot, Kathy Tse, Chris Gallaher


Best Contemporary Hair Styling

WINNER: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Camille Friend, Evelyn Feliciano, Marva Stokes, Victor Paz


Best Period Hair Styling and/or Character Hair Styling


Shane Thomas, Louise Coulston


Best Contemporary Make-up

WINNER: “Euphoria”- Season 2

Doniella Davy, Tara Lang Shah, Alexandra J. French


Best Period and/or Character Make-

WINNER: “Pam & Tommy”

David Williams, Jennifer Aspinall, Dave Snyder, Bill Myer


Best Special Make-Up Effects

WINNER: “Pam & Tommy”

David Williams, Jason Collins, Mo Meinhart, Abby Lyle Clawson


Best Contemporary Hair Styling

WINNER: Abbott Elementary”
Moira Frazier, Dustin Osborne, Christina R. Joseph


Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling

WINNER: Our Flag Means Death”

Margarita Pidgeon, Stacy Bisel, Kate Loftis, Christopher Enlow


Best Contemporary Make-Up

WINNER: “Legendary”

Tonia Green, Tyson Fountaine, Silvia Leczel, Sean Conklin


Best Period and/or Character Make-Up

WINNER: “The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special”

Michael Ornelaz, Matt Sprunger, Jon Moore, Robin Pritchard


Best Special Make-up Effects

WINNER: “The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special”

Alexei Dmitriew, Scott Stoddard, LuAndra Whitehurst, Mo Meinhart


Best Contemporary Hair Styling

WINNER: “Legendary”
Jerilynn Stephens, Kimi Messina, Dean Francis Banowetz, LaLisa Turner


Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling
WINNER: “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”
Anthony Wilson, Jennifer Guerrero, Maria Sandoval, Myo Lai


Best Make-Up
WINNER: “The Boulet Brothers Dragula: Titans”
Swanthula Boulet, Dracmorda Boulet


Best Hair Styling

WINNER: The Kelly Clarkson Show 

Tara Copeland, Roberto Ramos


Best Make-Up

WINNER: “The Quest”

Elle Favorule, Michelle Sfarzo, Sonia Cabrera


Best Hair Styling 

WINNER: “The Quest”

Erica Adams, Alyn R. Topper, Lauren McKeever, Jennifer Tremont


Best Make-Up

WINNER: “American Horror Stories: Dollhouse” Promo

Kerry Herta, Jason Collins, Alyssa Morgan, Christina Kortum


Best Hair Styling

WINNER: “American Horror Stories: Season 2” Promos

Joe E. Matke III, Tiphanie Baum, Jerilynn Stephens, Johnny Lomeli


Best Make-up

WINNER: “Kinky Boots”

Brandi Strona, Glen Alen, Lilia Villasenor


Best Hair Styling

WINNER: “La Traviata” 

Jeanna Parham, Christina E. Martin


The 10th Annual MUAHS Awards are proudly sponsored by Presenting Level: Dyson, HASK® Beauty; Premier Level: HBO Max, Nigel Beauty; Diamond Level: Ardell, Netflix, Paramount, Walt Disney Motion Pictures; Platinum Level: BigMack Trailers, First Entertainment Credit Union, IATSE Local 798, LeMieux Skin Care, Olaplex; Gold Level: Floral Street, The Milton Agency, QMS Medicosmetics, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros; Silver Level: Amazon Studios, Cinema Secrets, Date My Make-Up, IATSE, MakeUp in LosAngeles, MGM, Moonplay Cosmetics, Natita’s New Beginnings, Premiere Products, Inc, RCMA Makeup, SAG-AFTRA,  The Rebbe Mat, Skin Illustrator, Skindinavia; Gift Bag Sponsors: Ardell, Beauty Blender, Benefit Cosmetics, Brush Off, Charlotte Tilbury, Cinema Secrets, Date My Make-Up, Elemis, Floral Street,, HASK® Beauty, Haus Labs, ICONIC London, Kiss New York Professional, Lisa Eldridge, LeMieux Skin Care, Lumify® redness reliever eye drops, Moonplay Cosmetics, OLAPLEX, OMNIA® Brushes, RCMA Makeup, The Rebbe Mat, Red by Kiss, SAINT JANE Beauty, SeSpring Skin Care, Skindinavia, Wrinkles Schminkles; Media Sponsors: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, SHOOTonline, The Wrap, Below the Line and The Powder Group.

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, their diverse membership includes over 2,400 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the Internet. The wide-ranging domains of these artists include feature films and television, commercials; “live” network television, all types of theatrical productions and Disneyland theme parks. Local 706 members have created notable characters competing for Academy Awards®, Primetime Emmys®, Daytime Emmys®, Saturn Awards®, BAFTA Awards®, and many other honors for make-up and hair styling artistry including their own Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. The Local 706 Guild publishes The Artisan, a glossy quarterly magazine, and provides panels, workshops and training both for members and others interested in the field to foster a spirit of innovation in the craft. For more info, visit or get #MUAHSawards updates on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.

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