Oscar 2006: Makeup Artists and Hairstylists

October 12, 2006–The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has granted branch status to makeup artists and hairstylists, who comprise about 120 of the group's members-at-large.

The new Branch status will permit the makeup artists and hairstylists to elect one individual among their ranks to represent them on the board of governors, increasing the board's size to 43 members.

They are expected to make their selection before the December 2006 meeting.