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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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History[edit]. The first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner function at the Hollywood Roosevelt ...

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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.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.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.

www.awardsandshows.com/features/oscar-statuette-44.html

Read this article to explore interesting facts related to the history and origin of Oscar Statuette/Academy Award Statue.

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 ...

mentalfloss.com/article/48892/why-are-academy-awards-statuettes-called-oscars

The story goes that when Herrick first saw the statue in 1931, she said that it looked like her Uncle Oscar. According to Emanuel Levy, author of All About Oscar: ...

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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 ...