Multiple Emmy-winning make-up artist Thomas Burman and Oscar-nominated hair stylist Martin Samuel will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the seventh annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards this weekend.
MUAHS also said today that a special memorial award honoring producer-writer-director John Singleton, who died in April, will be accepted by his daughter Justice Singleton and presented by Craig Brewer and Rob Smith.
Burman has earned seven Emmy Awards — including three for working on Tracey Ullman shows — and 31 nominations during his five-decade career in TV and film. He also scored an Oscar nomination for the 1988 Bill Murray holiday movie Scrooged. Burman hired one of the first two women make-up artists, paving the way for many talented women into the field. He established the title “special make-up effects” which is still used today and discovered new materials (Burman Foam) to improve the work of makeup artists around the globe.
Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominees Set
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Samuel is acclaimed for his period hair styling and expertise with wigs, working with leading actors and rock stars. During his 40-year career spanning more than 60 films, he has racked up Oscar nominations Hitchcock (2013), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2008) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2004). He also won BAFTA and MUAHS award for Curse of the Black Pearl. He also earned three consecutive Emmy noms from 2008-10 for his work on Ullman’s State of the Union.
The guild said in December that Star Trek: Picard star Patrick Stewart will receive its Distinguished Artisan Award. this year. His former Star Trek: The Next Generation co-star Brent Spiner will present the award, along with Trek franchise makeup artists Michael Westmore and James McKinnon.
The MUAHS Awards, honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater is set for Saturday at the Novo in Los Angeles.
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