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Emmy Watch: The Handmaid’s Tale’s Thrice-Nominated Makeup Artist Burton LeBlanc

August 23, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em>’s Thrice-Nominated Makeup Artist Burton LeBlanc

Burton LeBlanc makes Elisabeth Moss look like hell. And for his efforts, he’s earned three Emmy nominations. LeBlanc, you see, is a top TV and movie makeup artist and just landed his third nomination (shared with Alastair Muir) in the Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) category for his work on Hulu’s hit series, The Handmaid’s... »

RuPaul’s Drag Race Makeup Artist Raven and Hairstylist Ryan Randall Slay With Season’s Looks

August 16, 2021 | By
<em>RuPaul’s Drag Race</em> Makeup Artist Raven and Hairstylist Ryan Randall Slay With Season’s Looks

Sashaying into its 13th season on VH1, RuPaul’s Drag Race took off on the runway with episode one, “The Pork Chop,” named for Victoria ‘Porkchop’ Parker, who was the first queen ever eliminated from the show going back to season one in February 2009. As always, the competition was fierce for the competing drag... »

Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

August 10, 2021 | By
<em>Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special</em> Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

For many of us, the spirit of Christmas in December 2020 seemed like an impossible dream. Mariah Carey saw the vision of celebration through those darkest days, bringing that holiday cheer into our homes with Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+. The seven-time Emmy-nominated make-up team led by seasoned Department Head Makeup... »

The Mandalorian‘s Head Prosthetics Makeup Artist Brian Sipe on Bringing Ahsoka Tano to Life

July 22, 2021 | By
<em>The Mandalorian</em>‘s Head Prosthetics Makeup Artist Brian Sipe on Bringing Ahsoka Tano to Life

When Star Wars was first released in 1977, it was a game-changer for Hollywood. Emmy-winning Makeup Artist Brian Sipe was among those in which the franchise had a big impact. Sipe is now the head makeup artist for Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian, a Disney+ series that takes place five years following Return of the Jedi.... »

Contender Profile: Emmy Winner Lisa Love on Doing Make-Up for The Stand as a Real Pandemic Hits

June 2, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Emmy Winner Lisa Love on Doing Make-Up for <em>The Stand</em> as a Real Pandemic Hits

If you haven’t watched the Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand (now streaming on Paramount+), you’re missing an amazing achievement in crafts, particularly in the last few episodes where Boone’s amazing team created the New Vegas setting that’s the home for Alexander Skarsgård’s Randall Flagg, a demonic... »

Dickinson Hair and Makeup Team Discusses Fusing Research with Modern Twists

May 25, 2021 | By
<em>Dickinson</em> Hair and Makeup Team Discusses Fusing Research with Modern Twists

At first glance, Apple TV+‘s  Dickinson looks like a period drama from the 1850s featuring the lovelorn poet Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) and her near-miss adventures with requited love and becoming famous. But watch closely through the 10 episodes in Season 2 and you’ll see a much more interesting modern mash-up featuring hairstyles such as Elvis... »

Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

April 19, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

The 93rd Academy Awards are now less than a week away, taking place on Sunday, April 25. Depending on when you’re reading this, your Oscar ballot may have already been turned in before the April 20 deadline. Or maybe you’re not an Academy member quite yet but, as a member of the film (or... »

Over the Weekend 4/5/21: MLB Leaves Atlanta, Broadway Reopens, SAG Awards and More News

April 5, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 4/5/21: MLB Leaves Atlanta, Broadway Reopens, SAG Awards and More News

Happy Easter Monday, or for those who don’t get to take today off, welcome back to work. The backlash against Georgia’s new voting law that we reported on Friday continues to get more heated. Over the weekend, Major League Baseball decided to pull the annual All-Star Game and the draft from Atlanta due to the... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Make-up and Hair Styling

March 31, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Make-up and Hair Styling

For the second time in the history of the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling– a category that dates back to the 1982 ceremony– the makeup branch of the Academy has offered up five spectacular nominees for voters to choose from for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. The nominated makeup and hairstyling teams... »

Craft Spotlight: Pinocchio’s Oscar-Nominated Make-up and Hair Styling Team

March 23, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>Pinocchio</em>’s Oscar-Nominated Make-up and Hair Styling Team

Many craft branches of the Academy are famous for looking outside the cadre of Best Picture contenders to find work to reward with nominations. The Make-up and Hair Styling Branch of the Academy is perhaps the most notable for this approach. When the 93rd Academy Award nominations were announced on March 15th, some were... »