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The team that convincingly transformed Charlize Theron into journalist and former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly in Bombshell won the Oscar for achievement in makeup and hairstyling on Sunday.
Statuettes went to prosthetic makeup designer Kazu Hiro, who won his first Oscar in 2018 for turning an unrecognizable Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill for Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour; first-time nominee Vivian Baker, makeup department head; and first-time nominee Anne Morgan, hair department head.
Onstage, Hiro thanked Theron, saying, “Because of your bravery and passion, we are able to set the new bar in the makeup industry and create the new way to tell stories. Thank you very much. We wouldn’t be getting this award without you.”
This was the first year that the category had five nominees instead of the usual three. Bombshell was nominated alongside Joker, Judy, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and 1917.
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