Thu. Aug 13th, 2020

Makeup and Hairstyling Guild to Honor Ryan Murphy with Distinguished Artisan Award

 (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

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Four-time Emmy-winner Ryan Murphy (American Crime Story, American Horror Story) will receive the Distinguished Artisan Award at the annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706). The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.

““We’re excited to bestow our 2017 Distinguished Artisan Award on Ryan Murphy, who constantly raises the bar and challenges the skills of our members to their utmost abilities when delineating his television characters. He has always shown strong support while working in collaboration with our make-up artists and hair stylists,”” said Cabral-Ebert.

Murphy will receive his accolade the night of the MUAH awards gala, on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 in Los Angeles.

MUAHS Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients will be announced shortly. Nominations for this year’’s awards will be announced on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017. Last year’s winners on the film side included Mad Max: Fury Road and Furious 7. On the TV side they were dominated by Murphy productions including Scream Queens and American Horror Story: Hotel.

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About the Distinguished Artisan Award:
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild’s Distinguished Artisan Awards is given to those whose body of work in the film industry was richly enhanced by the consistent collaboration of make-up and hair styling artistry creating memorial characters throughout their career.

About Local 706:
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, membership includes over 1,900 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the Internet. The wide-ranging domains of these artists include feature films and television, commercials; “live” network television, all types of theatrical productions and Disneyland theme parks. Local 706 Members have created notable characters competing for Academy Awards®, Primetime Emmys®, Daytime Entertainment Emmys®, Saturn Awards®, BAFTA Awards®, and many other honors for make-up and hair styling artistry including their own Hollywood Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. The Local 706 Guild publishes The Artisan, a glossy quarterly magazine, and provides panels, workshops and training both for members and others interested in the field to foster a spirit of innovation in the craft. For more information, visit or get #MUAHSawards updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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