Among the Emmy nominations “SNL” received was for hair and makeup on the Jan. 19 episode hosted by Jennifer Lawrence. Sketches included parodies of “The Hobbit” and “Hunger Games.”
Bettie O. Rogers, department head, hairstyling: “We were emulating several different crazy looks that had already been established by ‘The Hobbit.’ It’s really hard to do under pressure. …. This was a pre-tape, so we basically had a day to pull it together. There was one (wig) that Bobby (Moynihan) wore. It ended up being a 5-foot braided rope of hair that attached to one side of the wig and then wrapped around to the other side.”
Louie Zakarian, department head makeup artist: “We also had to turn all of them into dogs for a dog-show sketch. We were trying to get a dog snout for each member… Jennifer had three minutes to put her nose on with makeup and wardrobe. We were sweating every minute of it, hoping it would look halfway decent.”
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