From left: Anne Morgan, Kazu Hiro and Vivian Baker, winners of the award for best makeup and hairstyling for "Bombshell", pose in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
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Japanese makeup artist Kazu Hiro wins 2nd Academy Award

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Hmmmmm......  Congrats.  Not sure exactly how this one is judged though.

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His fee has just gone up I’m sure

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Well done Kazu. I think his fees are probably already high as he is pretty famous in his field. His giant head sculptures are amazing.

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Kyodo:

Japanese makeup artist Kazu Hiro wins 2nd Academy Award

That's strange. His wikipedia entry says he's an American national. But congratulations to him.

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I guess someone didn't like the fact that he's American, judging by the down-voting.

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Oh, that's right, I forget. He's the one responsible for Norbit - one of my faves!

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That's strange. His wikipedia entry says he's an American national. But congratulations to him.

He moved to America, so it'd be more accurate to say Japanese-American (in America, it's easy to say [insert]-American)

Btw, here's how they got it done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNkaFQvjo8o

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Kazuhiro is a naturalized US citizen, not Japanese citizen.

Kazuhiro didn't like Japan according to an interview after the award.

https://twitter.com/ToshihikoOgata/status/1226722643727929345?s=20

カズ・ヒロさん。授賞式後の会見で、日本の経験が受賞に生きているのか聞きました。カズ・ヒロさんは「こう言うのは申し訳ないのだが、私は日本を去って、米国人になった。(日本の)文化が嫌になってしまい、(日本では)夢をかなえるのが難しいからだ。それで(今は)ここに住んでいる。ごめんなさい」

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Samit:

Yikes. Saying it as it is. He's certainly flourished after leaving Japan.

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lostrune2:

Thanks for the link. I was wondering how they did everything. When I first saw the trailer, I really did think Megyn Kelly was playing herself! I didn't even recognize Charlize Theron in the trailer.

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Japanese makeup artist Kazu Hiro wins 2nd Academy Award

Japanese? He holds US nationality now, so Japanese-born American would be more appropriate. 

While Bong Joon-ho who directed award winning movie Parasite, no doubt he is a Korean national.

Kazu Hiro already went to work for make up in US movie industries since the first Men In Black movies was in production and continue involved in dozens of US box office movies project since that.

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Kazu was probably abused and repressed in the Japanese film industry. Where are the political satire movies in Japan???? The genre doesn't exist. Japan is more like PRC China in this regard.

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LAMO it was so funny when Kazuhiro told the Japanese reporter why he left Japan and became an American citizen and now somehow all the video is gone!!!!

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