In 1996, the first edition of Make-Up Artist magazine was published. Adorning the cover was Greg Cannom and an array of his creations. At that time, Cannom had won two Oscars: one for Best Makeup for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and another for Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).
Since, Cannom has won a third Oscar for his work in David Fincher’s F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); in 2004 (along with Wesley Wofford) won an Oscar for a Scientific and Technical Award for the development of their special modified silicone material for make-up applications used in motion pictures; has 23 other awards nominations; has been nominated for seven Saturn Awards and been awarded one; and won two Hollywood Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards for Gleason and Bicentennial Man.
Now, as recently announced by Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) President Sue Cabral-Ebert, Cannom will add a Lifetime Achievement Award to this impressive accretion of awards.
This impressive award will be presented on Feb. 24, 2018 at the annual Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards—honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hairstylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black-tie gala will return to The Novo by Microsoft in L.A. Live.
“We are thrilled to celebrate Greg Cannom and Mary Guerrero’s [Guerrero will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for hairstyling] legendary bodies of work, and we are proud to rank them among the best in the history of our profession. They are extraordinary artists whose character aesthetics have engaged and delighted audiences in both motion pictures and television for decades and they have set the bar for generations to come. Both are accomplished leaders in the entertainment industry, and it is our pleasure to name them as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients,” said Cabral-Ebert.
Cannom’s legendary make-up effects are a huge part of film history. He has more than 120 credits that include epic projects like Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video, A Beautiful Mind, Titanic, The Passion of the Christ, Hannibal, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Van Helsing, The Mask, Tales from the Crypt and The Lost Boys.
Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Make-up Artists are Leonard Engelman, Ve Neill, Rick Baker, Montague “Monty” Westmore, Bob Schiffer, John Chambers, Jack Pierce, Daniel Striepeke and Dick Smith.