Judy Crown has forged a notable career in the film and television industry as a hairstylist. Crown is a seven-time Primetime Emmy nominee. Crown holds two Emmys for her work on Designing Women, and on the movie for television, Houdini. She has been nominated for her work on The Day After, Moonlighting, Murphy Brown, Bye, Bye Birdie and Geppetto. Crown received her basic hairstyling education in her hometown of Washington, D.C., where she was first licensed. She was one of a handful of Americans to be accepted for advanced training at Vidal Sassoon’s Salon in London. Crown has been a member of the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild, Local 706, since 1978. Since retiring in 2007, Crown has remained active teaching new member Journeyman classes for Local 706. She also teaches specialty skills to newer hairstylists for MPPA Contract Services. Crown is returning to serve on the Television Academy’s Board of Governors, after having served several terms since 1995.
Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee, Patricia Messina is best known for her 10 years as makeup department head on Murphy Brown, and for the final four seasons on NBC’s Seinfeld. A veteran of television and motion pictures for more than 30 years, Messina is serving her second appointment as governor, having previously served the Television Academy from 2002-2006. Messina’s department head credits include Lifetime’s award-winning series Side Order of Life, Reba, King of Queens, and Mr. Sunshine. Her work is currently seen on ABC's Castle. Feature credits include The Sure Thing, Dunston Checks In and White Men Can’t Jump. In 2000, Messina won the award for Best Period Makeup at the Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards for her work on Disney’s Geppetto. Messina is a guest lecturer and spokesperson for the makeup industry and appeared in a series of “how-to” videos produced by the Ben Nye Makeup Company.