‘King Richard’ Star Saniyya Sidney Presents To Sharen Davis At Hollywood Beauty Awards

The 7th annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs), founded by CEO Michele Elyzabeth, took place on Saturday, March 19 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. The HBAs honor the architects of beauty, recognizing talent in hair, makeup, photography and styling for film, TV, music, the red carpet and editorial.

Star of the Oscar-nominated “King Richard,” Saniyya Sidney presented to the legendary Sharen Davis for her with with Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design. Saniyya portrayed Venus Williams in “King Richard” alongside Will Smith and Sharen designed the costumes for the film.

An Emmy-award winner and two-time Academy Award-nominated costume designer, Sharen Davis has helped to bring countless characters to life for over thirty years. Born on an Air Force Base in Louisiana, she grew up in Germany and Japan before eventually landing in California where she discovered her love for costumes in the film industry.

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Designing for the very first time on the 1992 movie EQUINOX starring Marisa Tomei, Sharen went onto work with Denzel Washington for DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS before tackling DOCTOR DOLITTLE, RUSH HOUR, NUTTY PROFESSOR II, HIGH CRIMES and more.

Continuing her work with Denzel, Sharen created wardrobe for THE GREAT DEBATERS, ANTWONE FISHER, THE BOOK OF ELI, FENCES and A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN.

Earning her very first Oscar nomination for RAY starring Jaime Foxx, Sharen went onto design for AKEELAH AND THE BEE before receiving yet another Academy Award nomination celebrating her period costumes for DREAMGIRLS with Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce Knowles.

Featuring her design talent for historical, contemporary, and fantasy genres, she worked with

Quentin Tarantino for the stylized western, DJANGO UNCHAINED, on Tate Taylor’s feature adaptation of THE HELP with Jessica Chastain and Allison Janney, as well as Taylor’s James Brown biopic, GET ON UP, Rian Johnson’s time-bending LOOPER and with Antoine Fuqua for the THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN remake with Haley Bennett.

Designing for THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS and SEVEN POUNDS, Sharen’s most recent work with Will Smith can be seen in the Venus and Serena Williams’ story, KING RICHARD.

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Nominated for an Emmy for her work on the HBO hit series WESTWORLD, Sharen’s creations continue to be honored; receiving an Emmy in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costume category for her work on the critically acclaimed limited series WATCHMEN, starring Regina King and Jeremy Irons.

Having served on the Board of Governors for the Academy and a current member of the Television Academy, Sharen Davis proves to be a costume design powerhouse in Hollywood.

Award highlights include: Lizzo made a surprise appearance for Makeup winner Alexx Mayo, Laura Dern presented to longtime film hairstylist Frida Aradottir, Henry Golding announced the winner of the premiere Groomer of the Year award and presented to friend, Melissa DeZarate.

The 2022 winners included: AM + DM (Ahmad Barber & Donte Maurice) (Neal Preston Photography Award), Jo Baker (Sue Cabral-Ebert Makeup Award), Jenny Cho (Frida Aradottir Hairstyling Award), Melissa DeZarate (Groomer of the Year), Alexx Mayo (Norma Patton-Lowin Makeup Award), Tym Wallace (Lawrence Davis Hairstyling Award) and Wayman + Micah (Wayman Bannerman & Micah McDonald) (Sharen Davis Styling Award).

The 2022 honorees included: Ann-Margret  (The Timeless Beauty Award), Frida Aradottir (Outstanding Achievement In Hairstyling), Sue Cabral-Ebert (Outstanding Achievement In Makeup & SFX Makeup), Lawrence Davis (Outstanding Achievement In Hairstyling), Sharen Davis (Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design), Drew Elliott (MAC Cosmetics) (Product of the Year), Diane Gomez-Thinnes (Galderma) (The Beauty Enhancement Award), Marco Parsiegla (Amouage) (The International Beauty Award), Norma Patton-Lowin (Outstanding Achievement In Makeup), Neal Preston (Outstanding Achievement In Photography), Stefanie Spodek (Fragrance of the Year on behalf of Estee Lauder’s Luxury Collection).

The 2022 presenters included:  Saisha Beecham, Dyan Cannon, Larry Cherry, Christine Chiu & Dr. Gabriel Chiu, Laura Dern, Jill Eikenberry, Yolonda Frederick-Thompson, Henry Golding, Bobby Holland, Candice Lambert, William Lauder, Marissa Marino, Molly Ringwald, Angelica Ross, Saniyya Sidney, Larry Sims, Troye Sivan, Courtney B. Vance, Jon Voight, Anne Winters, Kiyah Wright, with celebrity appearances by Corbin Bernsen (Actor, LA Law), Karina Brez (Founder of Karina Brez Jewelry and Former Miss USA), Logan Browning (Actress), Casey Dandridge (Model), Cesar Deleon Ramirez (Former HBA Hairstyling Winner), Drew Elliott (Creative Global Director of MAC Cosmetics), Nabil Hayari (HBA’s Official Couturier, HAYARI PARIS), Reema Khan (Brow Bar by Reema), Jaime King (Actress), Lizzo (Artist), Taryn Manning (Actress), Aida Rodriguez (HBA Host), Renaud Salmon (Chief Experience Officer of Amouage), Vincent Spinnato (Founder of Vincenzo Skincare), Chrissy Teigen (Model/Personality) and more.

Danielle Lauder, actress, entrepreneur and the great-granddaughter of Estée Lauder, officiated as the Ambassador for this year’s Hollywood Beauty Awards.

Galderma is the Title Sponsor of the 7th Hollywood Beauty Awards.

Christopher Guy is the official designer of the HBA’s Holly statuette.

Every year, the award ceremony benefits Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) for their incredible efforts in rescuing animals from natural disasters and finding their forever homes. For direct donations and to support HWAC through HBAs, visit:

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