LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- "Frida" and "The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers" led the way as nominees were announced for the fourth annual Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards.
"Frida" was nominated for four hair and makeup awards, and "The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers" was nominated for three. The only other multiple nominee was "Austin Powers in Goldmember," with two.
"Frida" -- an account of the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo -- was nominated for outstanding period makeup, special makeup, period hairstyling and character hairstyling.
"The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers" -- the second of producer-director Jeter Jackson's series of screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's literary classic -- was nominated for outstanding character makeup, special makeup and character hairstyling.
"Austin Powers in Goldmember" -- the third in Mike Myers' series of comedies about a randy spy from the swinging '60s -- was nominated for outstanding period and character hairstyling.
"Chicago," widely regarded as one of the most visually dazzling movies among this year's award season contenders, managed just one nomination from the makeup artist and hair stylist guild -- for period makeup. Another Oscar contender, "Gangs of New York," also managed just one nomination ---- for period hairstyling.
"8 Mile," "Spider-Man," and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" were nominated for best contemporary makeup. In addition to "Frida" and "Chicago," "Road to Perdition" was nominated for best period makeup.
"Moulin Rouge!" was a double winner at last year's guild awards, taking the prizes for best period makeup and period hairstyling. The Oscar for makeup went to "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." No Oscar is presented for hairstyling.
In the TV categories, three shows -- "Alias," "MADtv" and "Six Feet Under" -- had three nominations each. All three were nominated for contemporary makeup for a series.
"Alias" was nominated for contemporary hairstyling and character hairstyling for a series. "MADtv" was nominated for character makeup and character hairstyling for a series. "Six Feet Under" was nominated for period makeup and contemporary hairstyling for a series.
"American Dreams," Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Sex and the City" received two nominations each.
The fourth annual Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards will be presented in Beverly Hills on Feb. 16, in ceremonies to be televised at a date to be announced by The Style Network.