Johnny Depp Wins An Award for Wearing Make-Up

Team MissMalini , 31 Jan 2014
Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands
Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands

Hey ladies! Johnny Depp is apparently getting an award for having made particularly artistic collaborations with hair and make-up specialists. Don’t worry, this does not mean he wears make-up on a daily basis and looks like a ghost without it (as is common among actresses). The award is being given to him as an honour for having used the skills of make-up artists more than any other celebrity has used off late in movies.

The award is of Distinguished Artisan Award bestowed by Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild. We are no strangers to the characters Depp has portrayed in the past and how he has almost loyally stuck to a partial bit of greasepaint. From Edward Scissorhands’ gothic pallor to Jack Sparrow’s guyliner- friendly swashbuckling, his rose-tinted Mad Hatter to his dazzle painted Tonto.

Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean

Depp will be receiving the award from Joe Harlow, who is an Oscar winning make-up artist and has worked with him in the past in movies like “The Lone Ranger”, “The Pirates of the Caribbean” and his forthcoming flick, “Transcendence”.

Susan Cabral-Elbert, the guild president was quoted in an interview stating, “Make-up and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to receive our first Distinguished Artisan Award.” She added, “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.”

Jobs Film
Jobs Film

The award show will be held on February 15th. The other nominees of the awards include “One Chance”, a biopic of Paul Potts in the category of Best Contemporary Hair Styling and Best Contemporary Make-Up; “American Hustle” (recognized for its wig work) and Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs” in the category of Best Period and/or Character hair Styling.

One Chance and American Hustle
One Chance and American Hustle

Here, take a look at the complete nominations list.

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE

BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING
Unfinished Song – Lucy Cain
One Chance – Christine Blundell, Donald Mc Innes
Lee Daniels’ The Butler – Candace Neal, Robert Stevenson

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKEUP
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 MAKEUP
Dallas Buyers Club – Evelyne Noraz, Rachel Geary
The Lone Ranger – Joel Harlow, Mike Smithson, 3rd Petition 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 HAIRSTYLING
The Voice – Shawn Finch, Jerilynn Stephens
Breaking Bad – Georgie Sheffer, Carmen L. Jones
Bates Motel – Donna Bis

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKEUP
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 MAKEUP
Boardwalk Empire – Michele Paris
Hell on Wheels – Sharon Toohey, Rose Gurevitch
Key and Peele – Scott Wheeler

BEST SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS
Vikings – Thomas McInerney
Longmire – Steve La Porte
The Walking Dead – Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber

TELEVISION MOVIE or MINISERIES

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 MAKEUP
Behind the Candelabra – Kate Biscoe, Deborah Rutherford
American Horror Story: Coven – Eryn Krueger Mekash, Christien Tinsley
Game of Thrones – Paul Engelen, Melissa Lackersteen

THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS
Falstaff – Darren Jinks, Brandi Strona, 3rd Petition Samantha Wooten
Magic Flute – Darren Jinks, Samantha Wooten, 3rd Petition Brandi Strona
Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels – Vanessa Dionne, Cassandra Russek

COMMERCIALS

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKEUP
Wash the Day Away (Kohler) – Tyson Fountaine, Brian Penikas

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