2022 MUAHS Awards: ‘Cruella’, ‘Coming 2 America’ are the big winners

“Cruella” grabs Oscar momentum from “Dune,” “House of Gucci” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

“Cruella” (Disney) and “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon) were the surprise period winners for makeup and hair, respectively, at the 9th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. They beat Oscar contenders such as “Dune” (Warner Bros.), “House of Gucci” (MGM/UA) and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (Searchlight/Disney).

Additionally, “Coming 2 America” ​​(Amazon), another Oscar nominee, won honors for Contemporary Makeup, Hairstyle, and Makeup Effects. The latter was an impressive upset on “Dune” and “House of Gucci.” The “Coming 2 America” ​​team of Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer perfectly complemented the Afro-punk vibe introduced by Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter, while adding new weathering effects to the wrinkles.

While ‘Cruella’ definitely has Oscar momentum for makeup artist and hairstylist Nadia Stacey’s deliciously punk ’70s look for Emma Stone, the fact that the origin story splits the honors with ‘Being the Ricardos’ – who isn’t even in the running for the Oscars – proves that it’s still an open race between the period’s favorite contenders and the dark horse “Coming 2 America.”

The unrecognizable Jared Leto of the “House of Gucci” as bald, paunchy Paolo is very impressive, as is the transformation of Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain into a legendary evangelist. However, “Dune” has the creative advantage of not being limited by real people or a Disney icon in the making. So director Denis Villeneuve was free to reimagine Stellen Skarsgård’s Baron look by riffing on Marlon Brando’s ferocious gorilla-like Kurtz from “Apocalypse Now” with go-to designer Donald Mowat and the Swedish team of prosthetic artists. Love Larson and Eva von Bahr.

Coming 2 America

“Coming 2 America”

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Meanwhile, in a preview of the Emmy race, “American Horror Stories,” “Emily in Paris,” “Genius: Aretha,” “Pose,” and “Star Trek: Discovery” were the big TV winners.

As previously announced, director Jon Favreau (“The Mandalorian”) won the Distinguished Artisan Award, Michèle Burke (the “Mission: Impossible” film franchise) received the Lifetime Achievement Award and award-winning actor Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”, “Star Trek: Discovery”, “Hellboy”), won the first prize Chair Award.

The ninth annual MUAHS winners are:

FEATURE LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Contemporary Makeup
“Coming 2 America”
Merc Arceneaux, Vera Steimberg, Trent Simmons, Caroline Monge

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Period and/or Character Makeup
“Cruel”
Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, Guy Common

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Special Makeup Effects
“Coming 2 America”
Mike Marino, Michael Fontaine, Yoichi Art Sakamoto, Diana Choi

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Contemporary Hairstyle
“Coming 2 America”
Stacey Morris, Carla Farmer, Louisa Anthony, Victor Paz

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Period Hairstyle and/or Character Hairstyle
“Being the Ricardos”
Teressa Hill, Yvonne De Patis-Kupka Lindy Dunn, Kim Santantonio

TV SERIES, LIMITED TV OR MINISERIES OR NEW MEDIA TV SERIES –

Best Contemporary Makeup
“American Horror Stories”
Tyson Fountaine, Melissa Buell, Ron Pipes, Gage Munster

TV SERIES, LIMITED TV OR MINISERIES OR NEW MEDIA TV SERIES –

Best Period and/or Character Makeup
“Posing”
Sherri Berman Laurence, Nicky Pattison Illum, Charles Zambrano, Jai Williams

TV SERIES, LIMITED TV OR MINISERIES OR NEW MEDIA TV SERIES

Best Special Makeup Effects
“Star Trek: Discovery”
Glenn Hetrick, Rocky Faulkner, Nicola Bendrey, Chris Burgoyne

TV SERIES, LIMITED TV OR MINISERIES OR NEW MEDIA TV SERIES

Best Contemporary Hairstyle
“Emilie in Paris”
Odile Fourquin, Mike Desir, Carole Nicolas, Frederic Souquet

TV SERIES, LIMITED TV OR MINISERIES OR NEW MEDIA TV SERIES

Best Period and/or Character Hairstyle
“Genius: Aretha”
Louisa V. Anthony, Tracey Moss, Victor Paz

TELEVISION SPECIAL, ONE HOUR OR MORE LIVE SERIES OR FILM FOR TELEVISION

Best Contemporary Makeup
“Saturday Night Live”
Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani, Rachel Paganii

TV SPECIAL, ONE HOUR OR MORE LIVE SHOW SERIES OR MOVIE FOR TV –

Best Period and/or Character Makeup
“Saturday Night Live”
Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani, Joanna Pisani

TELEVISION SPECIAL, ONE HOUR OR MORE LIVE SERIES OR FILM FOR TELEVISION

Best Special Makeup Effects
“Saturday Night Live”
Louie Zakarian, Jason Milani, Tom Denier Jr., Lisa Forst

TELEVISION SPECIAL, ONE HOUR OR MORE LIVE SERIES OR FILM FOR TELEVISION

Best Contemporary Hairstyle
“Dancing with the Stars”
Jani Kleinbard, Gail Ryan, Cheryl Eckert, Regina Rodriquez

TELEVISION SPECIAL, ONE HOUR OR MORE LIVE PROGRAM SERIES, OR MOVIE FOR TELEVISION –

Best Period Hairstyle and/or Character Hairstyle
“Legendary”
Jerilynn Stephens, Kimi Messina, Kathleen Leonard, Dean Banowetz

DAYTIME TV – Best Makeup
“The Kelly Clarkson Show”
Chanty LaGrana, Valente Fraizer, Gloria Elias-Foeillet

DAYTIME TV – Best Hairstyle
“The Kelly Clarkson Show”
Roberto Ramos, Tara Copeland

KIDS & TEENS TV SHOWS – Best Makeup
“Dangerous Force”
Michael Johnston, Brad Look, Kevin Westmore, Tyson Fountaine

TV PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS – Best Hair Styling
“Dangerous Force”
Joe Matke, Roma Goddard, Yunea Cruz

COMMERCIAL AND MUSIC VIDEOS – Best Makeup
“American Horror Story: Double Feature”
Kerry Herta, Christina Kortum, Alex Perrone

ADVERTISEMENTS AND MUSIC VIDEOS – Best Hairstyle TIE
“Posing”
Joe Matke, Genyii Scott

THEATER PRODUCTIONS (Live Stage) – Best Makeup
“Cinderella (La Cenerentola)”
Raquel Bianchini, Brandi Strona, Danielle Richter

THEATER PRODUCTIONS (Live Stage) – Best Hairstyling
“Cinderella” (La Cenerentola)
Raquel Bianchini, Danielle Richter, Marylou Hernández

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