Comedy-sketch show nabs makeup, hair kudos

HOLLYWOOD — “Mad TV” is looking good, according to the 1,700 voting members of the Hollywood Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, who bestowed the comedy-sketch show with three nods Sunday at the guild’s third annual awards ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton.

“Moulin Rouge” also has the right looks; pic took two nods for period makeup, and hair styling in a feature.

A total of 22 awards were bestowed upon makeup and hair achievers in the arenas of motion pictures, television, commercials and theater.

“Mad TV” beat out the TV competish — which included “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Star Trek Voyager,” “Alias” and “Six Feet Under” — in three of the four categories for which the show was nominated, nabbing nods for character makeup, special makeup effects and character hair styling. NBC laffer “Will & Grace” bested “Mad” in the fourth category, winning for contemporary hair styling.

First-year HBO show “Six Feet Under” fared better in the period and contemporary makeup categories, taking top honors for both. Other winners in the TV sector were “Angel” (period hair styling), sudser “Passions” (innovative hair styling) and “Anne Rice’s Feast of All Saints,” which garnered two awards (period hairstyling and makeup for a mini).

Other film winners included “Legally Blonde” (contemporary hair styling) and “Mulholland Drive” (contemporary makeup).

Dustin Hoffman, who was feted with the guild’s MUHS Barrymore Award — bestowed annually on a Hollywood thesp whose body of work had a profound impact on the artistry of hair and makeup in the industry — accepted his nod, and in turn feted the room full of artists.

“Next to the director, an actor’s most intimate relationship is with you guys,” Hoffman said. “Not one character of mine was mine alone. I show up with a big zero, and together we try a look and reject it, try, reject, try, reject, until we find it together.”

Veteran hair stylist Vivienne Walker and the late veteran makeup artist John Chambers were also honored with George Westmore lifetime achievement awards.

Bruce Vilanch hosted the gala. Celebrity presenters included Alan Ball and the cast of “Six Feet Under,” Anne Archer, Michael Badalucco, Dana Delany, Teri Garr, Ed Harris, David Leisure, Amy Madigan, Edward James Olmos and Henry Thomas.

And the winners are…

Contemporary Makeup for a Feature
Julie Pearce, Randy Westgate, Selina Jayne — “Mulholland Drive” (Universal)

Period Makeup for a Feature
Maurizio Silvi, Vincenzo Mastrantonio, Lesley Vanderwalt — “Moulin Rouge” (Fox)

Character Makeup for a Feature
Naomi Donne, Kate Biscoe — “The Royal Tenenbaums” (Buena Vista)

Special Makeup Effects for a Feature
Rick Baker, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Toni G. — “Planet of the Apes” (Fox)

Contemporary Hair Styling for a Feature
Joy Zapata, Linda Arnold — “Legally Blonde” (MGM)

Period Hair Styling for a Feature
Aldo Signoretti, Ferdinando Merolla, Giorgio Gregorini — “Moulin Rouge”

Character Hair Styling for a Feature
Candace Neal, Karen Myers, Terry Baliel — “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (DreamWorks)

Contemporary Makeup for a Television Series
Donna-Lou Henderson, Justin Henderson, Michelle Vittone-McNeil, Pamela Santori — “Six Feet Under,” episode “An Open Book” (HBO)

Period Makeup for a Television Series
Donna-Lou Henderson, Justin Henderson, June Bracken, Todd Masters — “Six Feet Under,” episode “Pilot”

Character Makeup for a Television Series
Jennifer Aspinall, Randy Westgate, Julie Purcell, Debra Patino — “MADTV,” Episode #707 (Fox)

Special Makeup Effects for a Television Series
Jennifer Aspinall, Randy Westgate, James Rohland, Stephanie Massie — “MADTV,” Episode #707

Contemporary Hair Styling for a Television Series
Tim Burke, Luke O’Connor, Mary Guerrero, Mel Stetson — “Will & Grace,” episode “The Moveable Feast” (NBC)

Period Hair Styling for a Television Series
Diana Acrey, Gary J. Perticone — “Angel,” episode “The Quickening” (WB)

Character Hair Styling for a Television Series
Matthew Kasten, Mishell Chandler, Rod Ortega, Desmond Miller — “MADTV,” 17th Season Premiere

Innovative Hair Styling for a Television Series
Linle White, Arleen Chavez, Shelly Scanlon, Kathleen Norris — “Passions,” “Episode #440″ (NBC)

Period Makeup for a Television MiniSeries or MOW
Patricia Keighran, Adrienne Little — “Anne Rice’s Feast of All Saints” (Showtime)

Special Makeup Effects for a Television MiniSeries or MOW
Myke Michaels, Richard Wetzel, Shane Mahan, Stephanie Coffey — “She Creature,” episode “The Mermaid” (Cinemax)

Period Hair Styling for a Television MiniSeries or MOW
Regan Noble, Lorna Henderson, Lori Lofchick — “Anne Rice’s The Feast of All Saints”

Makeup For A Television Commercial
Kristina Vogel, Beverly Schechtman, Kevin Haney — “A & E Commercials”

Hair Styling for a Television Commercial
Judi Cooper Sealy — “Martin Short, A & E Biography”

Makeup Theatrical
Leslie Zigler — “Aida” (Disney Theatrical Production, Ltd., Ahmanson Theatre)

Hair Style Theatrical
Terry Baliel, Judy Disbrow, Sandra Ann Davis, Chris Sheeposh — “The Magic Flute” (San Diego Opera)

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