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Stranger Things Lead Makeup Artist Reveals Meaning of Eddie Munson's Tattoos

Stranger Things Lead Makeup Artist Reveals Meaning of Eddie Munson's Tattoos
Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction, and according to Stranger Things' lead makeup artist Amy L. Forsythe, the story behind Eddie Munson's (Joseph Quinn) tattoos is almost unbelievable. In an interview with Insider, Forsythe explained that when she and her multiple Emmy-nominated makeup team designed Eddie's tattoos, they weren't trying to slip in hidden clues, rather they were simply going off of the scripted details for his character – long before Eddie's "Master of Puppets" performance was disclosed.
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‘Stranger Things’ makeup department heads Amy L. Forsythe and Devin Morales on their Emmy nom for ‘Vecna’s Curse’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Stranger Things’ makeup department heads Amy L. Forsythe and Devin Morales on their Emmy nom for ‘Vecna’s Curse’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“I feel like there’s a lot of different facets of what we do that are in that episode,” says “Stranger Things” makeup department head Amy L. Forsythe about the episode “Chapter Two: Vecna’s Curse,” for which she’s nominated for an Emmy for Best Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic). Watch our interview with her and co-department head Devin Morales above.

“Vecna’s Curse” covers multiple parallel story arcs: Hopper (David Harbour) imprisoned in Russia, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) tormented by bullies at a roller rink, and poor unfortunate student journalist Fred (Logan Riley Bruner) tormented and ultimately killed by Vecna. “A lot of our artists were all tethered to that episode,” Forsythe explains. “We have beauty, we’ve got character. Even though we’re not nominated for the prosthetic category it does showcase the amount of work our team did put into some of the prosthetics that
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‘Stranger Things’ Craft Heads On Piecing Together The “Surreal Madness” Of The Series

‘Stranger Things’ Craft Heads On Piecing Together The “Surreal Madness” Of The Series
Stranger Things earned 13 Emmy nominations this season, including Outstanding Drama Series, thanks to the unsung heroes of the show—the below-the-line departments who put in the tireless effort to create the “surreal madness” of the series. From ‘de-aging’ Millie Bobbie Brown to building Vecna and his lair in the Upside Down, the collaboration of the craft departments continues to bring the series to new heights. Here, some of the Emmy-nominated craft department heads give insight into the most important aspects of this season.

Eleven

One of the most difficult tasks this season was de-aging Eleven for flashback scenes. “Before shooting we explored just about every option, including deepfake, full CG head replacement, smoothing and warping,” says VFX supervisor Michael Maher Jr. “Luckily, our experienced friends at Lola Visual Effects agreed to take on the work and help us out. They arranged a shoot with a special, proprietary camera and lighting rig called an egg.
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Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominees Set

Nominees for the seventh annual Muahs Guild Awards were unveiled on Monday by they Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, with Paramount’s Rocketman and Lionsgate’s Bombshell scoring the most noms among movies and FX’s American Horror Story: 1984 and Fosse/Verdon, HBO’s Chernobyl and Nickelodeon’s All That leading the TV side.

The awards, which honoring achievements in make-up and hair styling in film, TV, commercials and live theater, will be bestowed at a gala January 11 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The guild will also award make-up artist Thomas Burman and hair stylist Martin Samuel with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the ceremony.

Final voting begins December 3 for the Muahs Guild Awards and closes January 3, 2020.

Here are this year’s nominees:

Feature-length Motion Picture – Best Contemporary Make-up

Avengers: Endgame

John Blake, Francisco Perez

Bombshell

Vivian Baker, Cristina Waltz, Richard Redlefsen

Hustlers

Margot Boccia,
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‘Bombshell’ and ‘Rocketman’ Lead Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Nominations

‘Bombshell’ and ‘Rocketman’ Lead Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Nominations
The character makeup that turned Charlize Theron into Megyn Kelly in “Bombshell” and Taron Egerton into Elton John in “Rocketman” has helped those two films lead in nominations for the 2020 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards, which were announced on Monday morning.

The two films received three nominations each in the five feature-film categories, with “Bombshell” being recognized for contemporary makeup, special makeup effects and contemporary hair styling, and “Rocketman” nominated for period and/or character makeup, special makeup effects and period and/or character hair styling.

Hustlers,” “John Wick: Parabellum,” “Downton Abbey,” “Dolemite Is My Name,” “Joker” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” were nominated for two awards each.

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In the television categories, “American Horror Story: 1984,” “Chernobyl,” “Fosse/Verdon” and “Saturday Night Live” led with three nominations each.
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Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Nominations Go To ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Star Trek Beyond’ and ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Nominations Go To ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Star Trek Beyond’ and ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” earned high marks from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, garnering three nominations for their annual awards honoring achievements in film, television, commercials, and theater. It’s not on the Oscar shortlist of seven , however.

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Eligible for Hair and Makeup Oscars are Guild nominees “Deadpool,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Star Trek Beyond” and “Suicide Squad.” Not Oscar shortlisted, however, are Guild nominees “La La Land,” “Loving,” and “Nocturnal Animals,” which garnered two nominations apiece. Also ineligible for the Oscar are nominees “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Silence,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” and “Doctor Strange.”

On the television side, “Saturday Night Live” led with four nominations, followed by “Westworld,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Penny Dreadful” with three each. “Transparent,” “Stranger Things,” and “Empire” each received two.

The Guild will
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