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Johnny Depp to be honored by Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild

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. READ FULL STORY

'The Invisible Woman' designer on the film's Oscar nominated costumes

The Invisible Woman opened in limited release on Christmas Day, but the small period drama caught the eye of Academy voters, who recognized costume designer Michael O’Connor with an Oscar nomination.

The Ralph Fiennes directed film, which takes place in Victorian England, tells the story of Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), the author’s secret mistress and muse.

“The inspiration came from Victorian art and painters like Frith who did Derby Day. [We also looked to] Charles Dickens — his writing, his life, the stories he wrote, the way he described people,” O’Connor told EW. What was the designer’s reaction to hearing the news that his work had scored him an Oscar nod? “It’s odd. You kind of think, ‘I wonder how?’ But I’m thrilled.”

O’Connor, who had previously worked with Fiennes on the 2008 historical drama The Duchess (for which won the costume Oscar), said that the actor-director was involved in every aspect of Invisible Woman. “Ralph was there at my initial meetings with the other actors to see their responses and how my ideas played,” the designer remembers. “He understands the feelings of the actors and what they may be thinking in that early stage.”

Read on for an exclusive Q&A with O’Connor and see the designer’s Invisible Woman costume sketches.


Report: Anne Hathaway parts ways with celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe

At Sundance to promote the drama Song One, Anne Hathaway wore a series of out-of-character outfits.

What’s with the stovepipe leather pants, the motorcycle boots, and that androgynous Robin Hood green suit? Turns out the actress’ transformation is the result of a breakup… with her stylist.

After a decade-long relationship, the Oscar winner has parted ways with celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe. Hathaway has reportedly hired stylist Penny Lovell, whose clients include Rose Byrne and Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling.

A source told E! News that the Hathaway/Zoe split may just be a trial separation, and the pair appeared to be on friendly terms when they bumped into each other at the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market yesterday.   READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games': New costume designers for 'Mockingjay'

Costume designers Kurt and Bart are overseeing the wardrobe department for parts 1 and 2 of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Reached by email, the duo — who are nominated for a 2014 Costume Designers Guild award for their work on Dallas Buyers Club – said they were not allowed to share specifics on the Hunger Games gig, but did admit that it’s “really exciting.”

Kurt and Bart succeed Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville, who is currently at work on David Fincher’s movie adaptation of the 2012 bestseller Gone Girl. Their previous credits include Stoker, Step-Up 3D, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. They were also behind many of Britney Spears’ most iconic music video ensembles, including ‘Slave 4 You,’ ‘Toxic,’ and ‘Me Against the Music.’  READ FULL STORY

SAG Awards: 'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer shaves head for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

Did Margaery Tyrell get a hair makeover?

At Saturday night’s SAG AwardsGame of Thrones star Natalie Dormer unveiled her head-turning new look — a half-shaved hairstyle.

“It’s been hidden for 3 months. It happened back in October. I was, you know, waiting for the right moment,” Dormer told EW of her new ‘do, which she got in preparation to play Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. “I’ve never shaved my head before. My man has his head shaved, so… I’d rub it and think, ‘This is gonna be me!’”

In the book, Cressida is described as having “a shaved head tattooed with green vines.” Does that mean Dormer is going to go full cue ball? READ FULL STORY

Guy Style: Who was best dressed at the Critics' Choice Awards? -- POLL

Even to those of us who know the difference between a shawl collar and a peaked lapel, most male stars become blurs of black and white amid a parade of gowns on the red carpet.

So let’s take a moment to appreciate the guy style at last night’s Critics’ Choice Film Awards.

Click on to get all the fashion details on Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Pharrell Williams and cast your vote for best dressed. READ FULL STORY

Critics' Choice Awards: Who was the best dressed Oscar-nominated actress? -- POLL

Just hours after the nominations were announced — and four days after the fashion frenzy at the Golden Globes — many of this year’s Oscar contenders hit the red carpet at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

Lupita Nyong’o, Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, and Cate Blanchett represented the Oscar-nominated actresses.

What did they wear? Click on to find out. Who was best dressed? Cast your vote in the poll below. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2014: The nominees for best costume design are...

The wardrobe designers for the Roaring ’20s set The Great Gatsby, ’70s con-artist comedy American Hustle, and the powerfully moving 12 Years a Slave are among this year’s Oscar nominees for best costume design.

Catherine Martin was recognized twice for her work on Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby, scoring nominations in the costume design and production design categories. If she wins them both, it won’t be the first time she’ll have to give two acceptance speeches — in 2002, Martin took home the costume and production Oscars for Moulin Rouge. Martin designed most of the costumes for Gatsby herself, supplementing her work with flapperesque dresses from the Prada archives, and suits co-designed with Brooks Brothers.

Michael Wilkinson helped David O. Russell resurrect the Disco era for Hustle, outfitting Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence in a mix of vintage Halston gowns and custom cut-down-to-there dresses — not to mention Adams’ sexy macrame swimsuit — and putting Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in gaudy period suits that were so bad they were good.

Patricia Norris, who says she took the job in part because she’d never worked on a period film set in the 1800s, created costumes for more than 100 actors with speaking parts in 12 Years a Slave. Today’s nod brings the 82 year-old Norris’ career Oscar nominations count to six — will this be the year she finally wins one?

Like many of the other categories, there were a couple of surprises and a few snubs. READ FULL STORY

'Lone Ranger,' 'Walking Dead' score nominations for Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards

Leading up to Thursday’s Oscar nominations, the nominees for the 2014 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards were announced on Tuesday.

The awards, scheduled to take place in L.A. on February 15, recognize make-up artists and hair stylists in 14 categories covering film, television, commercials, and theater. It is the first time they have been held since 2003.

Among the nominees in the category of Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling and Best Period and/or Character Make-Up is Disney’s summer box office flop The Lone Ranger, which has also earned a Razzie nomination for worst picture and a spot on the shortlist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ shortlist for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Among the standouts in the TV categories are Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Boardwalk Empire.

See the full list of nominees below. READ FULL STORY

Is a celebrity ever obligated to say yes to a dress?

There weren’t many fashion disasters at last night’s Golden Globes, but there were a couple of major disappointments, most notably Jennifer Lawrence and Zoe Saldana. Was bad taste to blame, or were there other forces at play?

“I’m wearing Dior. I wanted to surprise… do a shocker,” Lawrence told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. Was it just a tongue-in-cheek quip, or was it the actress’ way of saying that she didn’t have the option of choosing something from another label? READ FULL STORY

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