Montreal-born makeup artist Adrian Morot won big on Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Morot left with his first Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for her work The Whale
Morot celebrated the award-winning performance with Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley, with whom he went through the actor’s transformation. Brendan Fraser in his 600-plus-pound character.
Fraser won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the film.
It took 12 weeks to build all the body and facial prosthetics for the character.
Morot said the first makeup test, in which Fraser became Charlie, took seven hours.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante took to Twitter to congratulate Morot.
“The talent here continues to shine around the world,” Plante said.
Morot previously credited his hometown of Montreal and its small film community for launching his career.
This is Morot’s second Oscar nomination for makeup work.
He was nominated in 2011 for the film Barney’s version.