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Johnny Depp to be honored by Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild

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For Johnny Depp, the process of creating a larger-than-life character often involves spending hours in the make-up chair, a commitment that has earned the actor the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild’s inaugural Distinguished Artisan Award.

If he shows up to the ceremony (to be held February 15th in L.A.) the Guild will pay homage to the actor’s talent for transformation in films like Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Depp’s longtime make-up artist Joel Harlow (The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Word’s End) will be on hand to present him with the award.

“Makeup and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to receive our first Distinguished Artisan Award,” Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild President Susan Cabral-Ebert said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “He, probably more than any other actor working today, uses the skills of our members to delineate his characters. Depp has constantly been an outstanding supporter of our crafts, ultimately respectful and appreciative of our members’ abilities and generous with his creative collaboration. A great artist himself, he allows others to shine.”

The Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards — which returns after a ten-year hiatus — will also honor hairstylist Gail Ryan (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 21 Grams) and special effects makeup designer Dick Smith (The Godfather, Amadeus) with Lifetime Achievement Awards and hand out trophies for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater in 2013.

See the full list of nominees for the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards below.

Feature Length Motion Picture

Best Contemporary Hair Styling
Unfinished Song – Aurora Bergere
One Chance – Christine Blundell, Donald Mc Innes
Lee Daniels’ The Butler – Candace Neal, Robert Stevenson

Best Contemporary Make-up
Prisoners – Donald Mowat, Pamela Westmore
August: Osage County – Carla White, Bjoern Rehbein
One Chance – Christine Blundell, Donald Mc Innes

Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling
American Hustle – Katherine Gordon, Michelle Johnson
The Lone Ranger – Gloria Pasqua Casny, Jules Holdren
Jobs – Nina Paskowitz, Michael Moore

Best Period and/or Character Make-Up
Dallas Buyers Club – Evelyne Noraz, Rachel Geary
The Lone Ranger – Joel Harlow, Mike Smithson, Robin Beauschesne
The Great Gatsby – Maurizio Silvi, Lesley Vanderwalt

Best Special Make-Up Effects
Bad Grandpa – Stephen Prouty
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – Mike Elizalde, Lufeng Qu
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Ve Neill, Nikoletta Skarlatos

Television and New Media Series

Best Contemporary Hair Styling
The Voice – Shawn Finch, Jerilynn Stephens
Breaking Bad – Georgie Sheffer, Carmen L. Jones
Bates Motel – Donna Bis

Best Contemporary Make-Up
Glee – Kelley Mitchell, Jennifer Greenberg
Super Fun Night – Debbie Zoller, Tami Lane
Breaking Bad – Tarra Day, Sheila Trujillo Gomez

Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling
Vikings – Dee Corcoran
Hell on Wheels – Chris Glimsdale, Penny Thompson
Key and Peele – Amanda Mofield, Raissa Patton

Best Period and/or Character Make-Up
Boardwalk Empire – Michele Paris
Hell on Wheels – Sharon Toohey, Rose Gurevitch
Key and Peele – Scott Wheeler

Best Special Make-Up Effects
Vikings – Thomas McInerney
Longmire – Steve La Porte
The Walking Dead – Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber

Television Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling
Behind the Candelabra – Marie Larkin, Yvette Stone
American Horror Story: Coven – Monte Haught
Killing Lincoln – Ardis Cohen, Greg Bazemore

Best Period and/or Character Make-Up
Behind the Candelabra – Kate Biscoe, Deborah Rutherford
American Horror Story: Coven – Eryn Krueger Mekash, Christien Tinsley
Game of Thrones – Paul Engelen, Melissa Lackersteen

Theatrical Production

Falstaff – Darren Jinks, Brandi Strona, Samantha Wooten
Magic Flute – Darren Jinks, Samantha Wooten, Brandi Strona
Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels – Vanessa Dionne, Cassandra Russek

Commercials

Best Contemporary Make-up
Wash the Day Away (Kohler) – Tyson Fountaine, Brian Penikas

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