Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy will receive the Distinguished Artisan Award at the Sixth Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) celebrating her prolific acting career and the plethora of characters she embraces.
McCarthy is the first female artist to receive the award, according to a news release.
The black-tie awards gala, honoring both makeup artists’ and hair stylists’ outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater, returns to the NOVO in L.A. on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
“It is with respect and joy that we are able to honor Melissa McCarthy, a true friend to our crafts of make-up artistry and hair styling. Melissa collaborates with our creative artisans in every character she develops – whether it’s the ‘SNL’ parody of Sean Spicer or the true-to-life author Lee Israel. We want to let Melissa know how greatly she is appreciated, she is so deserving of this award. This is also a historic moment as Melissa is the first woman to ever receive this honor from our guild,” said Sue Cabral-Ebert, president of IATSE Local 706, in a statement. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN