Multi Theater Crowd Honor 2016 MUAH Winners

Johnny Depp presented the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2016 MUAHs.

By: Marjorie Galas

Loni Love, popular host of “The Real” perfectly addressed the massive uptick in attendance at the Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards – otherwise known as MUAHs. With an audience split between the Bronson and Sheri Lansing Theaters on returning supporter Paramount’s lot –Love found herself running from one stage to the other.

“I feel like I’m commuting between two boyfriends,” joked Love.  “Like my past and future lovers – one’s twenty years older than the other.”

Despite a joke aimed at the Oscar’s diversity issue – “There’s never a diversity issue here, we have so many hair colors” – AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs kicked off the event, highlighting the key word to describe the evening’s nominees was “outstanding” and recognizing no film would be complete without the artistry of every hair and makeup artist in the guild.

Johnny Depp, a frequent presenter at the MUAHs, returned once again to recognize the evening’s two Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Ve Neill (makeup) and Yolanda Toussieng (hair).  Depp reflected on his thirty year relationship with Neill, from Edward Scissorhands to Captain Jack Sparrow.  Of the later character, Depp shared his favorite quote.

“We’re in Tampa, and I’m covered in leather and vinyl, and Ve says to me ‘Don’t sweat.’”

Upon receiving her award, Neill stated that she grew up wanting to create alien and monster makeup and was told that she would never be able to do that work for it was “a man’s job.”

“My first job was ‘The Star Trek’ movie, and there has been no returning.  Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something,” said Neill.

Upon accepting her award from Depp, Toussieng shared her enthusiasm as having the actor bestow the honor upon her.

“’Edward Scissorhands’ was a pivotal point of my career that brought me here, and that happened through working with Johnny,” said Toussieng. “It means so much to me to have you here.”

 

While the evening was filled with earnest gratitude bestowed by all the winners who thanked both their teams and their peers who voted for them, the most heart-felt acceptances came from the winners representing the Children and Teen Programming hair and makeup teams. Michael Johnston, representing the makeup team from “Henry Danger” was overjoyed to have the work of his department simply acknowledged, whereas Cool Benson, winner for best Makeup for Daytime Television for her work on “The Real” was so overcome, she couldn’t speak until Love gave her a reassuring hug.

“I just can’t believe this.  My team works so hard on this show.  Thank you, just, thank you,” said Benson.

Below is the complete list of winners for the 2016 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards:

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP – FURIOUS 7
Make-Up Artists: James Mackinnon, Autumn Butler, Roxy D’Alonzo

BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING –PITCH PERFECT 2
Hair Stylists: Cheryl Marks, Meagan Herrera, Daina Daigle

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Make-Up Artists: Lesley Vanderwalt, Nadine Prigge, Ailie Smith

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING – CINDERELLA
Hair Stylists: Carol Hemming, Orla Carroll, Wakana Yoshihara

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Make-Up Artists: Damian Martin, Elka Wardega, Jaco Snyman
MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARD WINNERS
FOR TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA SERIES:

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP  – DANCING WITH THE STARS
Make-Up Artists: Zena Shteysel, Angela Moos, Patti Bortoli

BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING  – DANCING WITH THE STARS
Hair Stylists: Mary Guerrero, Kimi Messina, Jennifer Guerrero

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP – GAME OF THRONES
Make-Up Artist: Jane Walker

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING  GAME OF THRONES
Hair Stylists: Kevin Alexander, Candice Banks

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS  – THE WALKING DEAD
Make-Up Artists: Greg Nicotero, Garrett Immel
MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARD WINNERS
TELEVISION MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION (M.O.W):

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP – SCREAM QUEENS
Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kelley Mitchell, Melissa Buell

BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING  WHITNEY
Hair Stylists: Emanuel Millar, Rhonda O’Neal

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kim Ayers, Sarah Tanno

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
Hair Stylists: Monte C Haught, Darlene Brumfield, Frederic Aspiras

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash, David Anderson

MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARD WINNERS
FOR COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS:

BEST MAKE-UP – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL PROMO
Make-Up Artists: Kerry Herta, Jason Collins

BEST HAIR STYLING  – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
Stylists: Nicole Alkire, Marissa Smith

MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARD WINNERS
FOR THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (LIVE STAGE):

BEST MAKE-UP – ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Make-Up Artists: Vanessa Dionne, Rheanne Garcia, Deborah Bryan

BEST HAIR STYLING  ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Hair Stylists: Vanessa Dionne, Cassandra Russek
MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARD WINNERS
FOR CHILDREN AND TEEN PROGRAMMING:

BEST MAKE-UP – HENRY DANGER
Make-Up Artists: Michael Johnston, Patti Brand Reese, Melanie Mills

BEST HAIR STYLING – HENRY DANGER
Hair Stylists: Joe Matke, Roma Goddard, Mary Lum

MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARD WINNERS
FOR DAYTIME TELEVISION:

BEST MAKE-UP – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Make-Up Artists: Patricia Denney, Marlene Mason, Kathy Jones

BEST HAIR STYLING – THE REAL
Hair Stylist: Roberta Gardener Rogers