×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Announces Lifetime Achievement Nominees

Five veterans in each category will duke it out for career prizes.

In a bit of a change of pace from the usual winners-announced-in-advance, gold-watch “lifetime achievement” baubles you get this time of year, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild will pit a number of established artists against each other, with the winners to be honored at its annual awards gala.

Announced today, nominees in the make-up category are: Bernadine Anderson (a longtime key artist for Jane Fonda who also worked with Eddie Murphy on films like “Coming to America” and “Vampire in Brooklyn”); Leonard Engelman (a key artist for actors like Cher and Val Kilmer in his time who also worked on films like “The Accidental Tourist” and How the Grinch Stole Christmas”); Ve Neill (a three-time Oscar winner and eight-time nominee for films like “Beetlejuice,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Ed Wood”); Maurice Stein (a 50-year vet of films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Friday the 13th”); and Michael Westmore (a four-time Oscar nominee and a winner for “Mask”).

Nominees in the hair styling category are: Judy Crown (an Emmy winner for “Designing Women” and 1998’s “Houdini”); Renate Leuschner (a two-time Emmy nominee who has also worked on films from the “X-Men” franchise and “The Amazing Spider-Man”); Martin Samuel (Oscar-nominated for work on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock”); Robert Louis Stevenson (not to be confused with the celebrated author, rather a 40-year vet and longtime collaborator with Samuel L. Jackson, as well as an Emmy winner for “The Jesse Owens Story” in 1984); and Yolanda Toussieng (Oscar-winner for “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Ed Wood”).

And this is as good a reason as any to mention a few top contenders for the Academy’s makeup and hairstyling award this season. “The Danish Girl” will surely be a contender, as well as fellow period pieces “The Revenant” and “Crimson Peak.” The transformative work of “Black Mass” will likely lead the conversation, while fantasy contenders from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to “Pan” to “Cinderella” could contend. Personally, I just hope the branch recognizes and embraces the brilliance of the work done on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” but that could be said of that film in a number of categories this year. More on all of that when we break down the category in due time.

The Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild will announce nominees in all categories on Jan. 13. Winners will be unveiled at the awards gala on Feb. 20.

More Artisans

  • Ophelia Movie Disney

    Czech Republic Lures Productions With Ideal Locations and a 20% Rebate

    For producers seeking a location that possesses both natural beauty and a bustling urban landscape, the Czech Republic fits the bill. The country has a long and illustrious film industry (think Milos Forman) and is the site of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival every summer, which gathers indie filmmakers and studios alike in an [...]

  • Frank Masi and Dwayne Johnson Movie

    Still Photographers on Movie Sets Adapt to New Technology

    Some movie fans, and even other crew members, might assume that all those promotional images that appear in publications are captured by the lens of the camera shooting the movie. Not true. Those pictures are snapped on set by still photography pros who are members of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild Local 600, also known as [...]

  • ICG Publicists Honor Jamie Lee Curtis,

    ICG Publicists Awards Honor Jamie Lee Curtis, Jon M. Chu and Greg Berlanti

    The ICG Publicists Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Feb. 22, are honoring a trio of creative individuals, including an actor and two behind-the-scenes players. Jamie Lee Curtis, Life Achievement The versatile star, who made her film debut in 1978 in the horror classic “Halloween,” has since appeared in a wide range of [...]

  • Tim Menke Henri Bollinger Publicist Guild

    Publicists Gather for Awards as Shifting Showbiz Landscape Changes Their Trade

    As Hollywood’s entertainment industry is changing by the hour, publicists are gathering for their annual ICG Publicists Awards Lunch, a low-key celebration two days before the Oscars taking place at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Now in its 56th year, the event will feature the presentation of the awards for the best feature film and television [...]

  • Ready Player One

    'Ready Player One' Juxtaposes Real, Virtual Via VFX From Three Shops

    Director Steven Spielberg set an ambitious goal for himself and his “Ready Player One” VFX team: weaving viewers in and out of a virtual world within the storytelling parameters of a traditional film. The movie, released by Warner Bros. in March, is one of five up for a visual effects Oscar this year. To adapt Ernest [...]

  • Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B.

    Armani, Variety Salute Beauty Innovators in Makeup Styling

    On Feb. 20, Variety and Armani Beauty will team up for the 2019 Make-Up Artistry Dinner to toast four of the most sought-after celebrity make-up artists in Hollywood: Nick Barose, Molly Greenwald, Beau Nelson and Patrick Ta. Held at Sunset Tower Restaurant Terrace, this A-list-studded event, featuring such dazzling stars as Olivia Munn and Constance [...]

  • Black Panther

    'Black Panther,' 'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Westworld' Among Costume Designers Guild Winners

    “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” walked away with top honors at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Tuesday night, the final industry guild show before the Oscars on Feb. 24. “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are up for the Oscar this year, along with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Mary Poppins [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content