Jessica Padilla Receives Second Emmy Nomination

PICT Visiting Lecturer Jessica Padilla has received her second Emmy nomination at the 73rd Emmy Television Academy Awards. Along with her makeup team, Jessica has been nominated in the category “Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)” for her work on the TV series Pose (FX). The award ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on September 19, 2021.

Jessica was previously nominated at the 72nd Emmy Awards, in the category “Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic),” again for her contributions to Pose. Her work is regularly featured in the New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion Weeks as well as on Broadway, film, and television, including the feature film Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Bros.) and the TV series Katy Keene (The CW), The Good Fight (CBS), and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix).

An early supporter of PICT, Jessica taught the PICT intensive workshop, Makeup Through the Decades, from October 2 to 3, 2018, along with fellow PICT Visiting Lecturer Michelle Coursey. An applied expedition into the history of makeup in the US, the two-day workshop covered the period from the Jazz Age to the Golden Age of Hollywood. While outlining the socio-economic changes that produced major makeup trends from the 1920s to the 1950s, Jessica and Michelle also demonstrated how to create historically accurate makeup styles for each period.

To hear more about Jessica’s thoughts on the history of makeup, check out her appearance on PICT Voices episode 29, Guns, Germs & Makeup!