Patrick Stewart to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award From Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild

Patrick Stewart, a longtime actor best known for his work in the Star Trek and X-Men universes, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award at the 7th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706). The honor will celebrate his career in acting both on stage and on screen, spanning six decades. Stewart recently starred in Sony Pictures’ “Charlie’s Angels.” In 2017, he reprised his role of Charles Xavier/Professor X in James Mangold’s “Logan,” starring opposite Hugh Jackman.

The MUAHS awards gala will honor outstanding achievements of both make-up artists and hair stylists across motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. It takes place at The Novo in L.A. LIVE on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. The announcement was made by Julie Socash, President of IATSE Local 706.

Read from the press release below:

“Sir Patrick Stewart is a legendary actor whose myriad of characters live in our hearts forever. He is so deserving of this special recognition spotlighting his award-winning stage and screen performances, and we celebrate his great collaboration with our talented artists,” said Socash.

Presenting the Distinguished Artisan Award to Stewart will be Brent Spiner, star of Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Next Generation; James MacKinnon, Emmy® Award-winning Makeup and Prosthetic Artist, Star Trek franchise including Star Trek: Picard; and Michael Westmore, Academy® and Emmy Award-winning Makeup Artist and Designer of the Star Trek franchise.

Patrick Stewart is a veteran stage and screen actor whose incredible career spans 60 years. He has received multiple Emmy, Golden Globe®, Grammy®, and SAG® Award nominations for his work across television and film and is a three-time Olivier Award® winner and a Tony Award® nominee for his distinguished stage work.

Stewart will reprise the iconic role of ‘Jean-Luc Picard’ in Star Trek: Picard, debuting on CBS All Access in the United States and worldwide on Amazon Prime in January 2020.

Amongst his numerous honors, Queen Elizabeth conferred on Patrick the order of the Officer of the British Empire (O.B.E.), and in 2010, Patrick received a knighthood for his services to Drama.

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild’s Distinguished Artisan Award is given annually to those whose body of work in the film and television industry was richly enhanced by the consistent collaboration of make-up and hair styling artistry creating memorable characters throughout their career. Previous recipients include Melissa McCarthy, Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp, Ryan Murphy and Guillermo del Toro.

As previously announced, Thomas Burman, Emmy-winning and Oscar®-nominated make-up artist, and Martin Samuel, Oscar and Emmy-nominated film and celebrity hair stylist, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Distinguished Artisan Awards will be announced shortly. Final ballot voting begins on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 on www.local706.org, and closes on Friday, January 3, 2020. Winners will be announced at the annual MUAHS Awards gala on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and live via Twitter -twitter.com/local_706, hashtag: #MUAHSawards.

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