The 7th Annual Make-up Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards was held at The NOVO DTLA on 01/11/2020. Nominations were unveiled on 11/11/2019. Voting was held through November and early December. The MUAHS Awards recognizes make-up artists and hairstylists in 23 different categories.

The Novo DTLA- Make-up and Hairstylists Guild Awards 2020

Some winners include Bombshell, taking home three awards within the motion picture category. Joker and Downton Abbey, (as well as Bombshell) were up for Oscars for their hairstyling and make-up. Other winners Fosse/Verdon, Big Little Lies, and Chernobyl in the Television Category. Finally, Saturday Night Live! took several awards for make-up on the show.

Sir Patrick Stewart, of Start Trek and X-Men, received the Distinguished Artisan Award for his six decade long acting career on both stage and screen.  Lifetime Achievement Awards went to Thomas Burman and Martin Samuel. Thomas Burman is well known for his amazing advances in make-up application, most specifically “special-effects” make-up. Martin Samuel is an Oscar nominated hairstylist who is well known for his work with wigs.

History of the IATSE
IATSE Photo of make-up artists and hairstylists working

IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees consists of Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO, and CLC. This alliance began in New York in 1893. It is a crossroads between the labor movement and development of the entertainment industry. Stage hands were becoming increasingly frustrated by the working conditions of owners and producers, so they came together to fight for better. The Make-up and Hairstylists Guild acts as a labor union for the make-up artists and hairstylists who have shaped the trends we follow today.

Make-up and Hairstylists live on the red carpet

If you missed the action, you can still view the MUHAS live from the red carpet. Click the link above to view the live stream. If you attended or have attended before, let us know in the comment section below!

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