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One Piece Live-Action Series Nominated by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild

News surfaced earlier this week, from the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, that the live-action interpretation of the One Piece manga, created by Eiichiro Oda and housed on Netflix, is a nominee in the Best Hair Styling category for the upcoming 11th annual MUAHS Awards’ Children and Teen Television Programming sector. The individuals credited with this nomination are Amanda Ross-McDonald, Vera Alimanova, Odette Rebok, and Ermine Kirstein-Venter.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the platform’s first nomination. Back in 2018, the live-action motion picture adaptation of Ghost in the Shell was put forward for the Best Contemporary Make-Up Award. The nomination accredited make-up gurus Deborah La Mia Denaver and Jane O’Kane.

Roll the clock forward to 2021, and the eagerly awaited live-action version of One Piece manga surfaced on Netflix for worldwide streaming on the 31st of August. Despite the initial projection of a 10-episode run, the first season featured a succinct eight episodes. Nonetheless, fans can still anticipate the arrival of a sophomore season.

The series soon climbed Netflix’s global English-language television rankings, securing the number one spot for an impressive three consecutive weeks following its debut on the streaming service.

Bringing this series to life was the product of a collaboration between Tomorrow Studios, a joint venture between producer Marty Adelstein, known for his work on Prison Break and Teen Wolf, and ITV Studios. The writing talent behind the series is Matt Owens, who has previously flexed his scriptwriting skills on Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The executive producing team was comprised of Steven Maeda and Becky Clements.

Series creator Oda played a dual role in this project, broadening his influence beyond creation to take up an executive production post as well. Earlier this year, he indicated that the show wouldn’t make its debut until he felt perfectly satisfied with its quality, assuring fans that all invested parties were diligently collaborating to ensure perfection.

Back in 2017, Adelstein used the platform of Jump Festa to announce that the live-action American TV adaptation would kick off with the East Blue arc, and naturally expand from that point onwards. This statement also gave reassurance to fans that Oda was closely involved in shaping the direction of the series, implying a promise of delivering a true One Piece adaptation.

The annual MUAHS Awards provides a platform to celebrate and recognise excellence in the application of make-up and hair styling across a variety of entertainment formats including film, television, commercial, music video, and theater.

Original article: Deadline.com (Authored by Patrick Hipes)

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