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The Oscar Statuette was designed by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons in 1929. The statuette stands 13.5 inches tall, weighs 8.5 pounds, and is made of gold-plated britannia metal.
The design was meant to depict a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader's sword.

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The Academy Awards, now known officially as The Oscars, is a set of twenty-four awards for .... In addition to the Academy Award of Merit (Oscar award), there are nine honorary (non-competitive) awards ... Another claimed origin is that the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and ...

www.oscars.org/oscars/statuette

The most recognized trophy in the world, the Oscar statuette has stood on the mantels of the greatest filmmakers in history since 1929.

www.telegraph.co.uk/film/movie-news/Oscar-statuettes-10-facts-you-may-not-know

Feb 24, 2016 ... The Oscar statuette is the symbol of the Academy Awards. ... While the origins of the moniker are not clear, a popular story has it that upon ...

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160219-who-was-oscar-a-history-of-the-academy-awards-statuette

Feb 19, 2016 ... The Academy Awards statuette has a rich, rumour-filled history – but was ... The Oscar statuette weighs 8.5lb (3.6kg) and starting with the 2016 ...

www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/origins-oscar-how-prized-statue-870191

Feb 27, 2016 ... Since 1929, Hollywood has revolved around the golden Oscar statue. The prized award has gone through facelifts since first debuting as a ...

www.colorlines.com/articles/true-story-oscar-statue-modeled-after-mexican-man

Feb 26, 2012 ... The most recognized trophy in the world known simply as "Oscar" is modeled after Mexican filmmaker and actor Emilio Fernandez.

www.designboom.com/design/the-oscar-statue-a-brief-history-02-27-2017

Feb 27, 2017 ... the oscar statue is probably the most recognizable award in the world. a golden man, holding a crusader's sword, standing atop a reel of film.

mashable.com/2014/02/28/oscars-statuettes-facts-photos

Feb 28, 2014 ... Behind the Oscar statuette's oh so kissable veneer lies a rich history. Here are 15 facts to use on friends at your Oscars viewing party on March ...

www.history.com/news/ask-history/why-are-the-academy-awards-nicknamed-the-oscars

Feb 17, 2015 ... As recognizable as any Hollywood celebrity, the golden Oscar statuette has been around since the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929.