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Fourth Annual Hollywood Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
By Evelyn Sheinkopf

Makeup artists and hairstylists get their time in front of the camera this year as the Style Channel televises the fourth installment of the Hollywood Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards.
The awards, which took place Sunday February 16 at the Beverly Hilton will air in a two-hour special on February 22 at 9 p.m. EST.
“Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (New Line) snared the most kudos for any of the nominations in the Motion Picture category, with Peter King and Peter Owen winning best character makeup and best special makeup effects, and Gino Acevedo, Jason Docerty and Richard Taylor winning best character hairstyling.
The team of Jordan Samuel, Patricia Keighran and Edelgard Pfuegl won best period makeup for a feature for Miramax’s loosely 1920s musical “Chicago;” and Aldo Signoretti took best period hairstyling for the studio’s1880s street drama “Gangs of New York.”
Best contemporary makeup for a feature went to Ann Brodie for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “Sorority Boys” stylists Donna Gilbert and Joanne Harris nabbed best contemporary hairstyling for a feature film.
In the television category, ABC’s drama “Alias” was the most honored of the evening, with its makeup team of Angela Nogaro and Diana Brown taking home best contemporary makeup and hair team Michael Reitz, Karen Bartek and Norma Lee winning best character hairstyling.
“American Dreams” Angela Moos, Hayley Cecile and Julie Sucotash snagged best period makeup. FOX’s “MADtv” won the best character makeup award for the third year in a row. Jennifer Aspinall, Scott Wheeler, Randy Westgate and Felicia Linsky accepted the honor. UPN’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”‘s team of Peter Montagna, Bridgette Myre Ellis and Carol Schwartz won best special makeup effects and HBO’s “Sex and the City” (Wayne Herndon, Donna Fischetto, Suzana Neziri) won best contemporary hairstyling. CBS cornered the awards for mini-series and Movie of the Week: Greg Cannom, Wesley Wofford and Erik Gosselin picked up best makeup for “Gleason” and Steven Mack and Gina Baran won best hairstyling for “The Locket.”
Presenters included members of the “Alias” cast including Michael Vartan, “The Shield”‘s Catherine Dent, Jean Paul Dejoria of Paul Mitchell Systems, Denise Faye (“Chicago”), Andrea Parker, Gail O’Grady, Yancey Arias (“King Pin”), Amy Madigan who presented lifetime achievement awards to Frank Pierce and Paul Le Blanc, Jeremy Remer, Michelle Rodriguez (who added unintentional humor to the evening when she flubbed her presentations, announcing “American Dreams,” the winner of best period hairstyling as the winner for best contemporary best special makeup effects for a television series), Clark Johnson and Colin Farrell.
Along with product-packed goodie bags featuring show sponsors Maybelline and Paul Mitchell Systems among others, attendees got camera-ready with hairstyling touchups provided by Paul Mitchell.

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