Melissa McCarthy to be Honored by Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild

The 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' star will receive the body's Distinguished Artisan Award on Feb. 16.
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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy will receive the Distinguished Artisan Award at the 6th annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards, which are set to be held Feb. 16 at the NOVO at L.A. Live.

“It is with respect and joy that we are able to honor Melissa McCarthy, a true friend to our crafts of make-up artistry and hair styling," Local 706 president Sue Cabral-Ebert said Wednesday in a statement. "Melissa collaborates with our creative artisans in every character she develops — whether it’s the SNL parody of Sean Spicer or the true-to-life author Lee Israel. We want to let Melissa know how greatly she is appreciated, she is so deserving of this award. This is also a historic moment as Melissa is the first woman to ever receive this honor from our guild.”

For McCarthy's role as Megan in Bridesmaids, she received Oscar, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild award nominations. In television, she has won Emmys for Mike & Molly and Saturday Night Live.

McCarthy can currently be seen starring in Fox Searchlight’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, for which she has earned Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG award nominations. Her credits include The Boss, SpySt. Vincent, Ghostbusters and Warner Bros./New Line's upcoming The Kitchen and Super-Intelligence.