Makeup Artist Kazu Hiro Wins Second Oscar With Work on ‘Bombshell’

Kazu Hiro

Japanese American makeup artist Kazu Hiro, along with fellow artists Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker, won the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling on Sunday for their work in the movie “Bombshell.”

Hiro, Morgan and Baker were all nominated for “Bombshell,” a movie about a group of female Fox News employees who set out to expose the sexual harassment by the company’s CEO, according to the Japan Times. The film starred Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie.

Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1969, Hiro, formerly known as Kazuhiro Tsuji, is a leading artist in creating realistic sculptures and prosthetics. He made his first production in the 1989 Japanese film “Sweet Home.” The 50-year-old artist later moved to Los Angeles to pursue more work in Hollywood.

Hiro made a name for himself in the art of prosthetics after working in several big-name Hollywood movies such as “Men In Black,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Hellboy.” He also received nominations for “Click” and “Norbit.”

He received his first win in 2018 alongside David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick for the 2017 movie “Darkest Hour” starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, CNN reported.

Hiro told Deadline how he managed to change Theron’s facial features to the character she was playing in “Bombshell.”

 

Other nominees in the category included “Joker,” “Judy,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and “1917.”

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