‘Coming 2 America’ Dominates 2022 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Awards

The 9th annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, held on Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, were led by “Coming 2 America.” The Eddie Murphy comedy, in which makeup is employed to convert Murphy and Arsenio Hall into a variety of personalities, won three awards in the five feature-film categories, including modern make-up, special make-up effects, and current hair style.

“Cruella,” which won for period and/or character make-up, and “Being the Ricardos,” which won for period and/or character hair styling, received the other two film prizes.

Along with “Dune,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” and “House of Gucci,” “Coming 2 America” and “Cruella” are nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling Oscars. Since the MUAHS restarted its awards in 2013, no film has won an Oscar for makeup without first receiving a MUAHS award.

(However, even if they agree on winners, they vary on spelling: the Oscars call the category makeup and hairstyling, but the guild hyphenates the first and separates the second.)

Coming 2 America' Wins Big at Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

In the television categories, “Saturday Night Live” received three awards, while “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “Danger Force” each received two, with other winners including “American Horror Stories,” “Pose,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Emily in Paris,” “Genius: Aretha Franklin,” “Dancing With the Stars,” and “Legendary.”

Make-Up and Hair Stylist Awards 2022 Full Winners List - Variety

Special awards were also given to Jon Favreau, who received the Distinguished Artisan Award, as well as make-up artist Michèle Burke and hair stylist Joy Zapata, who received Lifetime Achievement Awards. Christina Smith, a veteran make-up artist, received the Vanguard Award, while actor Doug Jones received the inaugural The Chair Award.

The winners:

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Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Coming 2 America,” Merc Arceneaux, Vera Steimberg, Trent Simmons, Caroline Monge
Best Period and/or Character Make-Up: “Cruella,” Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, Guy Common
Best Special Make-Up Effects: “Coming 2 America,” Mike Marino, Michael Fontaine, Yoichi Art Sakamoto, Diana Choi
Best Contemporary Hair Styling: “Coming 2 America,” Stacey Morris, Carla Farmer, Louisa Anthony, Victor Paz
Best Period Hair Styling and/or Character Hair Styling: “Being the Ricardos,” Teressa Hill, Yvonne De Patis-Kupka Lindy Dunn, Kim Santantonio

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Best Contemporary Make-up: “American Horror Stories,” Tyson Fountaine, Melissa Buell, Ron Pipes, Gage Munster
Best Period and/or Character Make-Up: “Pose,” Sherri Berman Laurence, Nicky Pattison Illum, Charles Zambrano, Jai Williams
Best Special Make-Up Effects: “Star Trek: Discovery,” Glenn Hetrick, Rocky Faulkner, Nicola Bendrey, Chris Burgoyne
Best Contemporary Hair Styling: “Emily in Paris,” Odile Fourquin, Mike Desir, Carole Nicolas, Frederic Souquet
Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling: “Genius: Aretha,” Louisa V. Anthony, Tracey Moss, Victor Paz

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Best Contemporary Make-Up: “Saturday Night Live,” Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani, Rachel Pagani
Best Period and/or Character Make-Up: “Saturday Night Live,” Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani, Joanna Pisani
Best Special Make-up Effects: “Saturday Night Live,” Louie Zakarian, Jason Milani, Tom Denier Jr., Lisa Forst
Best Contemporary Hair Styling: “Dancing with the Stars,” Jani Kleinbard, Gail Ryan, Cheryl Eckert, Regina Rodriquez
Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling: “Legendary,” Jerilynn Stephens, Kimi Messina, Kathleen Leonard, Dean Banowetz

DAYTIME TELEVISION
Best Make-Up: “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Chanty LaGrana, Valente Fraizer, Gloria Elias-Foeillet
Best Hair Styling: “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Roberto Ramos, Tara Copeland

CHILDREN AND TEEN TELEVISION PROGRAMMING
Best Make-Up: “Danger Force,” Michael Johnston, Brad Look, Kevin Westmore, Tyson Fountaine
Best Hair Styling: “Danger Force,” Joe Matke, Roma Goddard, Yunea Cruz

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Best Make-Up: “American Horror Story: Double Feature,” Kerry Herta, Christina Kortum, Alex Perrone
Best Hair Styling: “Pose,” Joe Matke, Genyii Scott

THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (Live Stage)
Best Make-up: “Cinderella (La Cenerentola),” Raquel Gianchini, Brandi Strona, Danielle Richter
Best Hair Styling: “Cinderella (La Cenerentola),”  Raquel Bianchini, Danielle Richter, Marylou Hernandez