Annette Bening to Receive the Distinguished Artisan Award at the 11th Annual MUAHS Awards

The Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) Awards is pleased to announce that Oscar®-nominated actress Annette Bening will be honored with the prestigious Distinguished Artisan Award at their 11th annual ceremony, presented by Ardell, on Sunday, February 18, 2024. The event will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Annette Bening to Receive the Distinguished Artisan Award at the 11th Annual MUAHS Awards

Bening, known for her captivating performances in films such as “American Beauty” and “The Kids Are All Right,” has been a trailblazer in the entertainment industry for over three decades. She is a Tony® Award and five-time Academy Award® nominee, and two-time Golden Globe®, and Screen Actors Guild® Award winner. Her most recent Academy Award nomination for her role in “Nyad,” directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, has solidified her place as one of the most respected, hard-working, and talented actresses in the industry.

“Annette Bening brings fascinating characters to life on the screen with each stunning performance and has won the hearts of moviegoers around the world,” said Julie Socash, President of the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild. “Her talent and versatility as an actress, from a beguiling Hollywood starlet to a driven marathon swimmer, have been matched by her commitment to her craft, making her a true inspiration to all guild make-up artists and hair stylists. We are excited to celebrate her achievements and contributions to the entertainment industry.”

Bening recently starred in “Jerry and Marge Go Large,” and can be seen in the upcoming “Poolman” alongside Danny DeVito and directed by/co-starring Chris Pine. Additional film credits include “Death On The Nile,” “Hope Gap,” “The Report,” “Georgetown,” “Life Itself,” “The Seagull,” “Captain Marvel,” “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool,” “20th Century Women,” “The American President,” “Mars Attacks!”, “Richard lll,” “Love Affair,” “Bugsy,” “Regarding Henry,” and “The Grifters,” among many others.

On stage, Bening was last seen in Jack O’Brian’s Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s classic “All My Sons,” for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. She also received a Tony Award nomination for her role in “Coastal Disturbances.” Previous stage credits include “King Lear,” “Ruth Draper Monologues,” “The Cherry Orchard,” “Talking Heads,” and “Medea,” among others. 

The Distinguished Artisan Award is presented to an artist whose consistent collaboration with Local 706 Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists has richly enhanced and created memorable characters throughout their career. 

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