Local 706 - The Artisan

Summer 2024

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22 • THE ARTISAN SUMMER 2024 THE 11TH ANNUAL MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARDS gala was held February 18 at e Beverly Hilton. Artisans in 23 categories of film, television, commercials, and live theater were honored. e event was also livestreamed to an audience of millions worldwide. Winners in the Feature Motion Picture categories included Maestro, Saltburn, Barbie, and e Idol. Television series winners included e Crown, e Last of Us, e Morning Show, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and Dancing with the Stars. Winners in the Daytime Television category awards went to e Young and the Restless and e Boulet Brothers' Dragula. Children/Teen Program honors went to American Born Chinese and e Santa Clauses. eatrical Award was bestowed upon Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! e Musical. e Commercial/Music Video Award was presented to American Horror Stories: Delicate Promo. Actress Melissa Peterman charmed as event host, and TV personality and professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy hosted the red carpet pre- show. Julie Socash, Local 706 President, presided over the awards ceremony. Diana Nyad, the celebrated long-distance swimmer, accepted the Distinguished Artisan Award on behalf of legendary actress Annette Bening. e esteemed Vanguard Award was bestowed upon Michael Westmore, Oscar- and Emmy-winning make-up artist. A highlight of the evening was when Dolph Lundgren appeared as a surprise to Westmore. Kevin Haney, Oscar- and Emmy-winning make-up artist, received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Tony- and Emmy-winning actor Martin Short. Ora T. Green, Emmy-nominated hair stylist, was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Emmy- and Grammy- winning veteran actor LeVar Burton and Marla Gibbs, a fellow Norman Lear comedy trailblazer since the 1980s. Additional presenters included John Brotherton, Rachael Harris, Jenna Johnson, Kate Linder, Mayan Lopez, Lacretta, Nyambi Nyambi, Tom Payne, Karen Pittman, Andrea Savage, and Helena-Alexis Seymour. Another highlight of the evening was a moving "In Memoriam" segment performed by longtime Local 706 member Angie Wells. For a full list of winners and more photos, visit www.local706.org L-R: Local 706 Business Representative Karen J. Westerfield and Local 706 President Julie Socash Rachael Harris and Tom Payne Lacretta and Nyambi Nyambi LeVar Burton and Marla Gibbs presented to Ora T. Green

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