The Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, Local 706) Awards is pleased to announce that Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening will be honored with the prestigious Distinguished Artisan Award at their 11th annual ceremony, presented by Ardell, on Sunday, February 18, 2024. The event will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Bening, known for her captivating performances in films such as American Beauty and The Kids Are All Right, has been a trailblazer in the entertainment industry for over three decades. She is a Tony-Award and five-time Academy Award-nominee, and two-time Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild-Award winner. Her most recent Academy Award nomination for her role in Nyad, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, has solidified her place as one of the most respected, hard-working, and talented actresses in the industry.
“Annette Bening brings fascinating characters to life on the screen with each stunning performance and has won the hearts of moviegoers around the world,” said Julie Socash, President of the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild. “Her talent and versatility as an actress, from a beguiling Hollywood starlet to a driven marathon swimmer, have been matched by her commitment to her craft, making her a true inspiration to all guild make-up artists and hair stylists. We are excited to celebrate her achievements and contributions to the entertainment industry.”
Bening recently starred in Jerry and Marge Go Large, and can be seen in the upcoming Poolman, alongside Danny DeVito and directed by/co-starring Chris Pine. Additional film credits include Death On The Nile, Hope Gap, The Report, Georgetown, Life Itself, The Seagull, Captain Marvel, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, 20th Century Women, The American President, Mars Attacks!, Richard lll, Love Affair, Bugsy, Regarding Henry, and The Grifters, among many others.
On stage, Bening was last seen in Jack O’Brian’s Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s classic All My Sons, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. She also received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Coastal Disturbances. Previous stage credits include King Lear, Ruth Draper Monologues, The Cherry Orchard, Talking Heads, and Media, among others.
The Distinguished Artisan Award is presented to an artist whose consistent collaboration with Local 706 Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists has richly enhanced and created memorable characters throughout their career. Bening’s transformation into iconic characters on screen has enthralled audiences and inspired countless artists in the industry. She joins the ranks of previous recipients of the MUAHS Distinguished Artisan Award including Johnny Depp, Guillermo Del Toro, Ryan Murphy, Melissa McCarthy, Sir Patrick Stewart, Eddie Murphy, and Gary Oldman.
As previously announced, Michael Westmore, Oscar- and Emmy-winning make-up artist known for his iconic work on Rocky, Star Trek, Mask, and Raging Bull, will be honored with the esteemed Vanguard Award. Kevin Haney, Oscar- and Emmy-winning make-up artist best known for his work on Driving Miss Daisy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Hocus Pocus 2; and Ora T. Green, Emmy-nominated hair stylist known for her work on Star Trek: Nemesis, Blade, and Good Times, will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Returning as producers of this year’s MUAHS Awards (#MUAHSawards) are IngleDodd Media and Erick Weiss of Honeysweet Creative. Further inquiries regarding the MUAHS Awards should be directed to Sue Cabral-Ebert at [email protected]. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here.