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'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

Johnny Knoxville's 'Bad Grandpa' could win an Oscar

UPDATE (Jan. 16, 2014): Steve Prouty nominated for an Academy Award in Best Makeup and Hairstyling

ORIGINAL POST: Most Hollywood makeup artists breathe easier knowing that flaws in their work won’t be obvious to the audience thanks to elements like camera lenses and lighting — plus, any manner of sins can be corrected in post. The Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa crew didn’t have that luxury. Instead, they had to turn 40-something Johnny Knoxville into an 86-year-old man by creating a makeup that looked believable in real life to people who would be just inches away from the actor’s face.

Faced with a nearly 10-month long shoot, three-plus hour daily makeup sessions, and the ever-present possibility that Knoxville would do something like throw himself through a glass window, lead makeup special effects artist Steve Prouty knew he had his work cut out for him. And boy, did his work pay off.

Not only did Knoxville make a convincing octogenarian, now Prouty and his team are in contention for an Oscar.

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