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Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards 2015 Nominations Revealed

It’s been a pretty ostentatious year for make-up and hair styling on film, even with Elizabeth Banks portraying a far less fashion conscious Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild has nominated some really gaudy, eye-popping choices for 2015, as the categories run the gamut of film, television, and theatrical stage productions. But this is one place where gaudy isn’t a bad thing. The visuals on display among these nominees are genuinely impressive, particularly in such films as Guardians of the Galaxy, Into the Woods, Maleficent and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There’s even some really great subtle work here, such as the work in Winter’s Tale, Selma, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Theory of Everything.

The nominees were just as varied in television, with Dancing With the Stars, The Voice, The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey and Sleepy Hollow making the cut, just to name a few. It’s an interesting mix of reality TV, genre shows, and period pieces, including Mad Men and Masters of Sex. Naturally, some shows have subtler work than others, but I think it’s generally of a uniform quality, as each of these shows is deserving, in my opinion. Hell, the Best Contemporary Make-Up category for television had so many contenders that a tie resulted, giving us six nominees instead of five. Overall, it’s a strong collection of competitors, representing a strong year for the craft.

But what else was nominated by the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild for 2015? Check out the full list of nominees below:

Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards 2015 Nominations Revealed

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FEATURE LENGTH MOTION PICTURE (FEATURE FILMS)

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Make-Up Artists: Allan Apone, Nicole Sortillon and Lisa Rocco (Petition)

Gone Girl
Make-Up Artists: Kate Biscoe and Gigi Williams

Guardians of the Galaxy
Make-Up Artist: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou

Interstellar
Make-Up Artists: Luisa Abel and Jay Wejebe

Nightcrawler
Make-Up Artists: Donald Mowat and Malanie Romero

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP
Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Make-Up Artists: Ve Neill, Nikoletta Skarlatos and Conor McCullagh (Petition)

Into the Woods
Make-Up Artist: Peter Swords King

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Make-Up Artists: Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell

The Theory of Everything
Make-Up Artists: Jan Sewell and Lesley Smith

Unbroken
Make-Up Artists: Toni G. and Nik Dorning

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS
Foxcatcher
Make-Up Artists: Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard

Guardians of the Galaxy
Make-Up Artist: David White

Into the Woods (Meryl Streep Witch Prosthetics)
Make-Up Artists: J. Roy Helland (Personal) and Matthew Smith (Prosthetics)

Maleficent
Make-Up Artists: Rick Baker, Toni G. and Arjen Tuiten (Petition)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Make-Up Artist: Gino Acevedos

BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING
Birdman
Hair Stylists: Jerry Popolis and Kat Drazen

Guardians of the Galaxy
Hair Stylist: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou

Interstellar
Hair Stylists: Patricia Dehaney and Jose L. Zamora

St. Vincent
Hair Stylist: Suzy Mazzarese-Allison

Winter’s Tale
Hair Stylists: Alan D’Angerio and Jasen Sica

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING
Get on Up
Hair Stylists: Carla Farmer and Shannon Bakeman

Into the Woods
Hair Stylists: Peter Swords King and J. Roy Helland

Selma
Hair Stylists: Melissa Forney and Pierce Austin

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Hair Stylists: Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell

The Theory of Everything
Hair Stylists: Jan Sewell and Agnes Legere

TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA SERIES

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP (TIE)
Dancing with the Stars
Make-Up Artists: Zena Shteysel, Angela Moos and Patti Ramsey Bortoli (Petition)

House of Cards
Make-Up Artists: Tricia Sawyer and Vasilios Tanis

Orange is the New Black
Make-Up Artists: Michal Bigger and Karen Reuter

Sons of Anarchy
Make-Up Artists: Tracey Anderson, Michelle Garbin and Sabine Roller Taylor (Petition)

True Detective
Make-Up Artists: Felicity Bowring and Linda Dowds

The Walking Dead
Make-Up Artists: Essie Cha, Mayumi Murakami and Chauntelle Langston (Petition)

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP
Boardwalk Empire
Make-Up Artists: Michele Paris and Joe Farulla

Downton Abbey
Make-Up Artists: Magi Vaughan and Erika Ökvist

Key & Peele
Make-Up Artists: Scott Wheeler and Suzanne Diaz

Mad Men
Make-Up Artists: Lana Horochowski and Ron Pipes

Masters of Sex – Season 2
Make-Up Artist: Jean A. Black

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS
Boardwalk Empire
Make-Up Artists: Michele Paris and Joe Farulla

Grimm
Make-Up Artists: Barney Burman and Michael Smithson

Sleepy Hollow
Make-Up Artists: Leo Corey Castellano and Mark Nieman

Sons of Anarchy
Make-Up Artists: Tracey Anderson, Carlton Coleman and Margie Kaklamanos (Petition)

The Walking Dead
Make-Up Artists: Greg Nicotero and Jake Garber

BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING
Dancing with the Stars
Hair Stylists: Mary Guerrero, Kimi Messina and Jennifer Guerrero-Mazursky (Petition)

House of Cards
Hair Stylists: Sean Flanigan and Shunika Terry

Orange is the New Black
Hair Stylists: Angel De Angelis and Valerie Velez

Pretty Little Liars
Hair Stylists: Kim M. Ferry and Shari Perry

The Voice
Hair Stylists: Shawn Finch, Jerilynn Stephens and Cheryl Marks (Petition)

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING
Downton Abbey
Hair Stylists: Magi Vaughan and Adam James Phillips

Key & Peele
Hair Stylists: Amanda Mofield and Raissa Patton

Mad Men
Hair Stylists: Theraesa Rivers and Arturo Rojas

Masters of Sex – Season 2
Hair Stylists: Kathrine Gordon, Darlene Brumfield and Candy Neal (Petition)

True Detective
Hair Stylists: Anne Morgan, Rita Parillo and Melizah Anguiano

TELEVISION MINI-SERIES or MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP
Fargo
Make-Up Artists: Gail Kennedy and Joanne Preece

Reckless
Make-Up Artists: Jeanne Van Phue, Gigi Collins and Ashleigh Chavis (Petition)

Sherlock
Make-Up Artists: Claire Pritchard-Jones and Sarah Astley-Hughes

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash and Kim Ayers

Fargo
Make-Up Artists: Chris Glimsdale and Keith Sayer

Houdini
Make-Up Artist: Gregor Eckstein

Olive Kitteridge
Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Gerald Quist and Liz Bernstrom (Petition)

The Normal Heart
Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash and Sherri Laurence

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Make-Up Artists: Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash and Christopher Nelson (Petition)

Fargo
Make-Up Artists: Gail Kennedy, David Trainor and Gunther Schetterer (Petition)

Houdini
Make-Up Artist: Gregor Eckstein

Olive Kitteridge
Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Gerald Quist and Hiroshi Yada (Petition)

The Knick
Make-Up Artist: Justin Raleigh

BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING
Fargo
Hair Stylists: Gail Kennedy and Joanne Preece

Reckless
Hair Stylists: Jeanne Van Phue and Gigi Collins

Sherlock
Hair Stylists: Claire Pritchard-Jones and Sarah Astley-Hughes

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Hair Stylists: Monte C. Haught and Michelle Ceglia

Houdini
Hair Stylist: Gregor Eckstein

Olive Kitteridge
Hair Stylist: Cydney Cornell

The Knick
Hair Stylists: Jerry Decarlo and Rose Chatterton

The Normal Heart
Hair Stylists: Chris Clark and Joe Whitmeyer

COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS

BEST MAKE-UP
2015 Audi A8
Make-Up Artists: Deborah Rutherford and Don Rutherford

American Horror Story: Freak Show Promo
Make-Up Artist: Kerry Herta

DIRECTV
Make-Up Artists: Scott Stoddard and Michael Ornelaz

“Handy” by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
Make-Up Artist: Sean James Cummins

One Direction
Make-Up Artists: David Abbott and Shawn Blair

BEST HAIR STYLIST
Dodge Commercial
Hair Stylists: Judd Minter and Connie Kallos

Progressive Commercial
Hair Stylist: Dian Bethune Coble

THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (LIVE STAGE)

BEST MAKE-UP
Così fan tutte
Make-Up Artists: Vanessa Dionne, Rheanne Garcia and Mario Duran (Petition)

Kinky Boots
Make-Up Artist: Sarah B. Wolfe

La traviata
Make-Up Artists: Darren K. Jinks and Brandi Strona

BEST HAIR STYLING
Così fan tutte
Hair Stylists: Vanessa Dionne, Cassandra Russek and Rheanne Garcia (Petition)

La traviata
Hair Stylists: Darren K. Jinks and Linda Cardenas

Motown The Musical, National Tour
Hair Stylist: Brandon Bolton

Madama Butterfly
Hair Stylist: Gerd M. Mairandres

Show Boat
Hair Stylist: Gerd M. Mairandres

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