Will ‘American Horror Story’ sweep Makeup Guild Awards for the third year in a row?

American Horror Story: Roanoke” leads the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award nominations this year, with five, tying the record for most ever for a film or television program set by “MADtv” for 1999 and matched last year by “American Horror Story: Hotel.” “Roanoke” is cited for its makeup, hair and prosthetics (termed “special effects” by the guild), with hair department head Michelle Ceglia and hairstylist Valerie Jackson nominated in both the contemporary and period categories. The series further distinguished itself with a Best Commercial/Music Video Makeup nomination for a specially-filmed promotional trailer. “Hotel” swept its five races; “American Horror Story: Freak Show” won all three of its categories the year before.

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Additionally, show runner Ryan Murphy is being honored with the Distinguished Artisan Award; his other series “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Scream Queens” are also nominated. MUAHS inexplicably awarded “Scream Queens” as a miniseries last year for its first season’s makeup; they snubbed the second season’s makeup this year, but nominated its hair in the series category. “The People v. O.J. Simpson” is nominated for its makeup and hair, having been nominated for the former and awarded for the latter at the Emmys. That bodes well for its MUAHS chances because of the voter overlap between the Television Academy and this entertainment industry union.

Also contending for Emmy-winning achievements from the same eligible seasons are “Game of Thrones” for makeup and prosthetics and “Saturday Night Live” for hair. “American Horror Story” won an Emmy for its makeup at the most recent Emmys, but it was for the “Hotel” season that MUAHS awarded last year.

Like “Roanoke,” “Westworld” is recognized for both contemporary and period achievements. The drama is primarily set in 2052, but features a late-1800s esthetic, as well as extensive flashbacks to 2017 and 2022.

Among other oddities is the nomination for Netflix film “Mascots” as a television program, although it submitted among theatrical releases for the Screen Actors Guild and Art Directors Guild Awards. Although it was shut out by thirteen of the other fourteen industry guilds and societies that have announced their nominations (all but the Motion Picture Sound Editors), “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” is up for a pair of MUAHS Awards. “Gilmore Girls” is an old makeup favorite — its sole Emmy nomination (and win) in seven seasons was for makeup in 2004; MUAHS Awards for both makeup and hair preceded that.

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The annual MUAHS Awards ceremony will take place this Sunday, February 19. Find the primetime television nominations below:

Best Series Special Makeup Effects
“Game of Thrones” (Barrie Gower, Sarah Gower)
“Penny Dreadful” (Nick Dudman, Sarita Allison)
“Saturday Night Live” (Louie Zakarian, Jason Milani, Tom Dernier)
“The Walking Dead” (Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber)
“Westworld” (Christien Tinsley, Georgia Allen, Hiroshi Yada)

Best Series Period/Character Makeup
“Drunk History” (Kat Bardot and Kate Mullin)
“Game of Thrones” (Jane Walker, Kay Bilk)
“Penny Dreadful” (Enzo Mastrantonio, Clare Lambe)
“Saturday Night Live” (Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani)
“Westworld” (Christien Tinsley, Myriam Arougheti, Rolf Keppler)

Best Series Period/Character Hairstyling
“Game of Thrones” (Kevin Alexander, Candice Banks)
“Masters of Sex” (Mary Ann Valdes, Matthew Holman, George Guzman)
“Penny Dreadful” (Luca Vannella, Alexis Continente)
“Saturday Night Live” (Jodi Mancuso, Jennifer Serio, Inga Thrasher)
“Stranger Things” (Sarah Hindsgaul, Evelyn Roach)

Best Series Contemporary Makeup
“Empire” (Beverly Jo Pryor, Eric Pagdin, Ashunta Sheriff)
“Saturday Night Live” (Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani)
“Transparent” (Emma Johnston Burton, Melanie Romero, Toniya Verna)
“The Voice” (Darcy Gilmore, Kristene Bernard, Diane Mayo)
“Westworld” (Christien Tinsley, Elisa Marsh, Rolf Keppler)

Best Series Contemporary Hairstyling
“Dancing with the Stars” (Kimi Messina, Gail Ryan, Dean Banowetz)
“Empire” (Melissa Forney, Teresa Fleming, Nolan Kelly)
“Scream Queens” (Crystal Cook, Anna Quinn, Ai Nakata)
“Transparent” (Terrell L. Baliel, Roxane Griffin, Angela Gurule)
“The Voice” (Jerilynn Stephens, Meagan Herrera-Schaaf, Renee Ferruggia)

Best Movie/Mini Special Makeup Effects
“All the Way” (Bill Corso, Andrew Clement)
“American Horror Story” (Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash, David Anderson)
“The American West” (Amy Wadford, Fiona Mifsud)
“Black Mirror” (Kristyan Mallett, Tanya Lodge)
“Roots” (Elvis Jones, Adam Walls, Bailey Domke)

Best Movie/Mini Period/Character Makeup
“American Horror Story” (Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kim Ayers, Silvina Knight)
“Grease: Live!” (Zena Shteysel, Angela Moos, Julie Socash)
“Hairspray Live!” (Melanie Hughes Weaver, Judy Yonemoto)
“The People v. O.J. Simpson” (Eryn Krueger Mekash, Zoe Hay, Heather Plott)
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” (Julia Valente, Pip Ayote, Deja Smith)

Best Movie/Mini Period/Character Hairstyling
“American Horror Story” (Michelle Ceglia, Valerie Jackson)
“Grease: Live!” (Mary Guerrero, Kimi Messina, Gail Ryan)
“Killing Reagan” (Melissa Yonkey, Ta Henderson, Susan Buffington)
“The People v. O.J. Simpson” (Chris Clark, Natalie Driscoll)
“Roots” (Tony Ward, Adam Gaeta, Talli Pachter)

Best Movie/Mini Contemporary Makeup
“Gilmore Girls” (Tegan Taylor, Tania McComas)
“The Girlfriend Experience” (Randy Daudlin)
“Mascots” (Gigi Williams, Michelle Kim)
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” (Julia Valente, Pip Ayote)
[no fifth nominee]

Best Movie/Mini Contemporary Hairstyling
“American Horror Story” (Michelle Ceglia, Valerie Jackson)
“Gilmore Girls” (Ange Grmolyes, Courtney Ullrich, Anne Morgan)
“The Girlfriend Experience” (Franchie Pir)
“Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?” (Connie Kallos, Dawn Dudley, Tyler Ely)
“Video Music Awards” (Shawn Finch, Kimberly Kimble)

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