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Hair and Makeup Guild Awards Return After Ten Year Hiatus

BY: Marjorie Galas, Editor

Like their counterparts in the entertainment industry, the Hair and Makeup Guild had annual award ceremonies.  After a ten year hiatus and a generous donation from Paramount, the guild threw a gala to honor the achievements of its members in film, television and commercials.

 

Master of Ceremony Tom Arnold kept the crowd entertained and kept the pace flowing, resulting in an evening of high honors that clocked in at 48 minutes, a record for the season.  Rick Baker accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Dick Smith who had succumbed to health issues that evening.  Tearing up at the realization of the elder makeup master’s fragility, Baker brought a smile to everyone by stating what Smith would say if he had been present:  “Can I go home now?”

 

Prior to Gail Ryan receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, a video lip synch was preformed by a one of The Voice’s makeup artists to his long time partner.  The two men met on stage where the officially became engaged.   The evening concluded with Johnny Depp receiving the Distinguished Artisan Award.  Presenter Joel Harlow informed the crowd on of his happiest professional moments was witnessing Depp in full makeup and costume, completely transformed into Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean.  “I love collaborating with you,” responded Depp.

 

List of the 2014 Hair and Makeup Guild Award Winners:

Best Contemporary Hair Styling

Candace Neal & Robert Stevenson – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

 

Best Contemporary Makeup

Donald Mowat & Pamela Westmore – “Prisoners”

 

Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling

Katherine Gordon & Michelle Johnson – “American Hustle

 

Best Period and/or  Character Makeup

Robin Mathews – “Dallas Buyers Club”

 

Best Special Makeup Effects

Stephen Prouty & Tony Gardner – “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”

 

Television

Best Contemporary Hair Styling

Shawn Find & Jerilynn Stephen – “The Voice”

Best Contemporary Makeup

Tarra Day  & Steve La Porte – “Breaking Bad”

 

Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling

Dee Corcoran – “Vikings”

 

Best Period and/or Character Makeup

Michele Paris – “Boardwalk Empire”

 

Best Special Makeup Effects

Greg Nicotero & Jake Garber – “The Walking Dead”

 

Mini Series or TV Movie

Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling

Marie Larkin *& Yvette Stone – “Behind the Candelabra”

 

Best Period and/or Character Makeup

Kate Biscoe, Deborah Rutherford & Hiroshi Yada – “Behind the Candelabra”

 

Theatrical Productions

Darren Jinks, Samantha Wootten & Brandi Strona – “Magic Flute”

 

Commercials

Best Contemporary Makeup

Tyson Fountaine & Brian Penikas – Delta “Wash the Day Away”