Wendi McLendon-Covey to Host MUAHS Awards, Feb 14


Last Updated: February 5, 2015 12:11 am GMT
(Los Angeles, California--February 5, 2015) Wendi McLendon-Covey will host the Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS)honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.

Presenters for the MUAHS Awards include Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Darby Stanchfield (Scandal), Alfre Woodard (State of Affairs), Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black), Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward), Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story: Freak Show) and Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), with more to be announced.

The black tie event will be held Saturday, February 14, at Paramount Studios Theatre, Hollywood. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706, who said, “I am beyond thrilled with these outstanding celebrities who will take part in our evening celebrating the illustrious work of our make-up artists and hair stylists.”

As previously announced, MUAHS Lifetime Achievement Awards will be bestowed on Oscar®-winning make-up artist Rick Baker by Emmy®-winning producer John Landis, and Emmy®-nominated hair stylist Kathryn Blondell by AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Guillermo del Toro, award-winning director, screenwriter, producer and novelist, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award, presented by actor/producer Ron Perlman. Additional awards will honor nominees for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.

Wendi McLendon-Covey
is an actress, writer, producer and comedian. She began her career in the improvisational Comedy Central series Reno 911! (2003-08). McLendon-Covey had the lead role in the Lifetime comedy Lovespring International (2006) and had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement (2010-13).

Since her breakout performance in Bridesmaids (2011), McLendon-Covey has appeared in a number of films, including What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), Tyler Perry’s film The Single Moms Club (2014), Blended (2014), and Think Like a Man Too (2014). In 2013 McLendon-Covey was cast as a family matriarch in the acclaimed comedy series The Goldbergs, which won her a nomination for a Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series. She will appear in the upcoming film A WhiteTrash Christmas and in the comedy-dramas Claire’s Cambodia and Hello, My Name is Doris, opposite Sally Field, in addition to hosting the comedy reality series “Repeat After Me,” produced by Ellen DeGeneres, which debuts February 17.

Nominations for this year's Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards are available on www.local706.org. Final ballot on-line voting closes on February 10, 2015. Winners will be announced on February 14 at the Awards gala. Further inquiries regarding the MUAHS Awards may be directed to Kathy Sain in the MUAHS Awards Office at 818.295.3933, Email: ksain@ialocal706.org.

MUAHS Sponsors include: CROWN LEVEL: MAC Cosmetics; EMERALD LEVEL: John Paul Mitchell Systems; GOLD LEVEL: Fox Searchlight Pictures; SILVER LEVEL: AMC American Movie Classics; Universal Pictures; BRONZE LEVEL: Walt Disney Motion Pictures; Paramount Studios; I.A.T.S.E.; L’Oreal Paris; Make-Up Artist Magazine; IATSE Local 798; Dermalogica; Kryolan; SPIRITS: The Patrón Spirits Company. MEDIA: Below the Line, The Hollywood Reporter, SHOOTMagazine/SHOOTonline and Variety

About Local 706:
The Make-Up Artists & 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 & 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 info about the awards and the nominees, please go to www.local706.org
Hashtag: #MUAHSawards
Instagram: http://instagram.com/local_706/


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