Melissa McCarthy Receives the Distinguished Artisan Award; Comedienne Loni Love Returns as Host
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 6th Annual MUAHS Awards in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater, during a formal gala at the Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live Downtown on Saturday night, February 16, 2019. Winners in the Feature Motion Pictures categories include A Star is Born, Vice, Crazy Rich Asians and Mary Queen of Scots. Television winners included The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Westworld and Dancing with the Stars. For the categories of Motion Picture Made for Television, winners include King Lear, Cocaine Godmother and Jesus Christ Superstar: Live and in Concert.
Winners in the Daytime Television category were awarded to The Young and The Restless. A Series of Unfortunate Events wins Best Children/Teen Program. Theatrical honors were bestowed upon Aladdin and The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Rocky Horror. The Commercial/Music Video Award was presented to American Horror Story: Apocalypse- Promotional Campaign.
The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. Actress/comedienne Loni Love (The Real) returning to charm as host for the fourth year in a row. Julie Socash, newly installed President, and Randy Sayer, Business Representative, presided over the awards ceremony. Returning again as producer of this year’s MUAHS Awards (#MUAHSawards) was Erick Weiss of Honeysweet Creative.
TV personality, actor and singer Frankie J. Grande returned as star host of the “Live From the Red Carpet,” presented by HASK® Beauty, livestreaming on Amazon.com/live and on local706.org/live-red-carpet from LA Live’s Novo Theater. “Live From the Red Carpet” was co-produced by IngleDodd Media and Honeysweet Creative.
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Primetime Emmy®-winning actress, received the prestigious MUAHS Distinguished Artisan Award, celebrating her prolific acting career and the plethora of characters she embraces. McCarthy is the first female artist to receive this award, presented by hair stylist Linda Flowers, collaborator on McCarthy’s numerous characters for many years. A wonderful clip reel was presented, spotlighting the prestigious spectrum of McCarthy’s extraordinary award-winning film work including Bridesmaids, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, This is 40, The Hangover Part III and Ghostbusters, among many others. Her award-winning television credits include Gilmore Girls, and Mike & Molly, for which she won an Emmy®.
Sue Cabral-Ebert, outgoing Local 706 President and award-winning makeup artist, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Makeup by longtime friend and actress Linda Gray (Dallas). Legendary Emmy-winning hair stylist Robert Louis Stevenson received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Hair Styling from Margaret Avery, his hair stylist on The Color Purple and The Jacksons: An American Dream.
Another highlight of the evening was the moving In Memoriam, performed by long time MUAHS member Angie Wells. The spirited MUAHS After Party took place following the Awards ceremony featured a special appearance with celebrity DJ Bootie Mashup, courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics, catered by Wolfgang Puck.
Additional presenters for this year’s awards included Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Amber Stevens West (Happy Together), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Christine Devine (Fox 11 News LA), John Brotherton (Fuller House), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Jake Busey (Stranger Things), Leslie Grossman (American Horror Story), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: Blood and Sand), MacKenzie Ziegler (Dancing With the Stars: Juniors), Nicollette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives), Margaret Avery (Being Mary Jane), Retta (Good Girls), Shangela (A Star is Born), among others.