2019 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards: ‘Vice’ wins on way to Oscars

Vice,” the Oscar frontrunner for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, got a big boost at Saturday’s Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards. It won both of its bids for period/character makeup  and special makeup effects.Its Oscar rival “Mary Queen of Scots” lost the race for period/character makeup but won for period/character hairstyling. The third Oscar nominee, Swedish film “Border,” was snubbed by the guild.

Last year, the eventual Oscar champ “Darkest Hour” won two of its three races: special makeup effects and best period/character makeup. It lost best period/character hairstyling to “I, Tonya.”

It took till the ninth guild awards of the season for “A Star is Born” to finally win as it was recognized for its contemporary makeup. Bradley Cooper‘s remake of the Hollywood classic had contended at the first eight guild awards unsuccessfully. “ASIB: lost best contemporary hairstyling to “Crazy Rich Asians.”

While each of the five guild races has five contenders, members did not always nominate those films that were on the shortlist for the Best Makeup & Hairstyling Oscar. For example, “Mary Poppins Returns” which was spurned by the academy, reaped bids with the guild for both period/character hair and makeup.

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These awards were handed out on February 16. Makeup artist Susan Cabral-Ebert and hair stylist Robert Louis Stevenson were honored for their lifetime achievements while Melissa McCarthy received the Distinguished Artisan Award.


X – “A Star is Born”
Ve Neill, Debbie Zoller, Sarah Tanno

“Beautiful Boy”
Jean Black, Rolf Keppler

“Boy Erased”
Kimberly Jones, Mi Young, Kyra Panchenko

“Crazy Rich Asians”
Heike Merker, Irina Strukova

“Welcome to Marwen”
Ve Neill, Rosalina De Silva

Ma Kalaadevi Ananda, Denise Pugh-Ruiz, Jacqueline Fernandez


“Bohemian Rhapsody”
Jan Sewell, Mark Coulier

“Mary Poppins Returns”
Peter Robb-King, Paula Price

“Mary Queen of Scots”
Jenny Shircore, Hannah Edwards, Sarah Kelly

“Stan & Ollie”
Jeremy Woodhead, Marc Coulier

X – “Vice”
Kate Biscoe, Ann Pala Williams, Jamie Kelman


Justin Raleigh, Ozzy Alvarez, Sean Genders

“Black Panther”
Joel Harlow, Ken Diaz, Sian Richards

“Stan & Ollie”
Mark Coulier, Jeremy Woodhead

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
Christien Tinsley, Corey Welk, Rolf Keppler

X – “Vice”
Greg Cannom, Christopher Gallaher

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“A Star is Born”
Lori McCoy-Bell, Joy Zapata, Frederic Aspires

X – “Crazy Rich Asians”
Heike Merker, Sophia Knight

“Nappily Ever After”
Dawn Turner, Larry Simms

“Vox Lux”
Esther Ahn, Daniel Koye

Linda Flowers, Daniel Curet, Denise Wynbrandt


“Black Panther”
Camille Friend, Jaime Leigh McIntosh, Louisa Anthony

LaWanda Pierre-Weston, Shaun Perkins

“Bohemian Rhapsody”
Jan Sewell, Julio Parodi

“Mary Poppins Returns”
Peter Robb-King, Paula Price

X – “Mary Queen of Scots”
Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher

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