Eddie Murphy to Receive Special Award From Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild

Eddie Murphy to Receive Special Award From Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild
Eddie Murphy will receive the Distinguished Artisan Award at the 8th annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards, Muahs announced on Tuesday. Arsenio Hall, Murphy’s friend and co-star in the upcoming “Coming 2 America,” will present the award at a virtual ceremony on April 3.

The Distinguished Artisan Award goes to an actor or filmmaker whose work has been enhanced by collaboration with makeup and hair-styling artists. Past honorees include actors Patrick Stewart, Gary Oldman and Johnny Depp and directors Guillermo del Toro and Ryan Murphy.

In a few of Murphy’s films, notably the 1996 comedy “The Nutty Professor” and its 2000 sequel (and also in “Coming 2 America”), he played multiple roles with the help of extensive makeup.

“From The Nutty Professor to Prince Akeem, Eddie Murphy is a legendary actor whose myriad of characters live in our hearts forever,” IATSE Local 706 President Julie Socash said in a statement.
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