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Depp gets guild’s 1st artisan award

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– In an awards season that seems to have a ceremony for every facet of filmmaking, the Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild awards returned after a 10-year hiatus with an award for Johnny Depp.

The actor received the first-ever distinguished artisan award for his work in films including “Edward Scissorhands,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

Depp’s honor was presented by his long-time collaborator and makeup artist Joel Harlow, who is nominated for an Academy Award this year for makeup in “The Lone Ranger.” Depp also starred in the film.

“This is a great honor, but glancing up at the screen I realize what a ridiculous thing I’ve done,” joked Depp while accepting his trophy after clips of his work were shown at Paramount Studios theatre on Saturday evening.

“I mean seriously, why do they still give me jobs?” he added. “I’ve done a lot of things. ... I should probably apologize for a few, but I won’t.”

Resembling the boozy party that is the Golden Globes rather than the formal Oscars, the makeup and hair stylists awards was a reunion for the behind-the-scenes artists. Some of the evening’s other awards went to Oscar nominees “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” for best special makeup effects and “Dallas Buyers Club” for best period and/or character makeup.

Best contemporary hair styling went to the stylists for “Lee Daniels’ the Butler.” Makeup artist Dick Smith and hairstylist Gail Ryan received lifetime achievement awards.

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