Tsuji Becomes First Japanese to Win Oscar for Makeup (News)


Los Angeles, March 4 (Jiji Press)—Japanese makeup artist Tsuji Kazuhiro won the Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese to receive the Oscar in the category.

Tsuji Kazuhiro during an interview in 2012. (© Nippon.com)

Tsuji, 48, received the award along with David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick, for their work in Darkest Hour.

Tsuji, who is from the western Japan city of Kyoto, transformed leading actor Gary Oldman into former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the movie.

Tsuji started his career in the United States in 1996. He was nominated for the same Oscar category in 2007 and 2008.

He took part in Darkest Hour at the request of Oldman.

Makeup and hairstyling artists (from left) Tsuji Kazuhiro, Lucy Sibbick, and David Malinowski poses in the press room with the Oscar for MakeUp and Hairstyling during the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (© Frederic J. Brown/AFP Photo/Jiji.)

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