As one of North America’s leading makeup artists, Donald Mowat has over 60 feature films and 25 projects for television to his credit. Donald has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy (1991-1992), Special Achievement Gemini (1998), Saturn Award (2014) and two Hollywood Makeup Artist Guild Awards (2014 and 2017) and BAFTA Film Award nominations in 2017 for Nocturnal Animals and in 2018 for Blade Runner 2049. Mr. Mowat received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his service to the film industry and charity.

In addition to Blade Runner 2049 and Nocturnal Animals, Donald’s many feature film credits as make-up department head and/or personal make-up artist include: First Man, The Darkest Minds, The Perfect Storm, Three Kings, 8 Mile, The Departed, The Fighter, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Skyfall, Nightcrawler, Spectre, Sicario and Stronger; and the upcoming Netflix release Velvet Buzzsaw.

Donald is an active member of IATSE locals in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. He has been an executive committee member with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and volunteers on the membership and outreach mentor committees for BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts). Additionally he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Actors’ Fund of Canada (AFC) , which helps Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. Donald also served the Board of Directors of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Elected to represent the Art Department, he spearheaded the creation of an annual make-up award category in Canada, which is now included in the Canadian Screen Awards.