Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, the Chancellery of Honours was pleased to share the list of new appointments to the Order of Canada: https://www.gg.ca/en/media/news/2022/appointments-promotions-order-canada
Most individuals who receive an honour from the governor general do so as a result of nominations submitted by the general public to the Chancellery of Honours. The Chancellery administers numerous distinctions, notably the Order of Canada, Decorations for Bravery, Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. All nominations are researched by analysts and presented to independent advisory bodies, who make recommendations to the governor general to appoint or award nominees. The Chancellery of Honours invites the membership of the Order to learn about these programs and to submit a nomination for an inspiring community leader, a dedicated volunteer or an individual who is bettering their life or the lives of others. Our organization welcomes nominations of individuals from across our country who are reflective of diversity, including Indigenous peoples, persons from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well as individuals with disabilities. For more information, visit www.gg.ca/en/honours.
One of the notable honorees this year is long-time make-up designer
Donald Mowat (Canadian) is one of the film industry’s most sought-after make-up artists. He has served as make-up department head and designer on such films as Dune, The Fighter, 8 Mile, Sicario, Nightcrawler, Prisoners, Nocturnal Animals, Stronger, Blade Runner 2049, and as personal make-up artist to Daniel Craig on Skyfall and Spectre. Recent work includes Moon Knight, First Man (directed by Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy), The Darkest Minds (directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, starring Amandla Stenberg) and Velvet Buzzsaw (directed by Dan Gilroy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal).
With a career that spans over 30 years, Donald is a longtime member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, IATSE Local 706, Hollywood Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild and Local 798 New York, Local 873 Toronto.
Donald has received numerous awards and recognition for his make-up work, including most recently Academy Award, BAFTA, SATURN and MUAHS Award nominations for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and also received multiple awards nominations for his work on Blade Runner 2049 (2018). His other honours include a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nomination; a MUAHS Award win for Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals (2017); Saturn and MUAHS Award wins for Prisoners (2014); a Special Achievement Gemini Award for CBC’s The Sleep Room (1998) and a Primetime Emmy Award win for Enchantment – Mark Twain and Me (1991-1992).
Internationally, in 2012, he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to the film industry and various charities and, from 2008-2014, was on the board of directors of the Actors’ Fund of Canada – a charitable organization that helps Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health and dignity while aiding them to return to work.