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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.

Academy Awards - Wikipedia

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The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the .... The Special Achievement Award (in the form of an Oscar statuette); and; The Honorary Award (that m...

Oscar Statuette | Oscars.org | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and ...

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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.

Oscar statuettes: 10 facts you may not know - The Telegraph

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Feb 24, 2016 ... The Oscar statuette is the symbol of the Academy Awards. Here are some facts about the trophy itself. 1. The original design of “Oscar” was by ...

This year's Oscar statue got a lot sexier | New York Post

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Feb 28, 2016 ... Last December, Polich Tallix was presented with two Oscar statues — one from 1929 and a modern trophy — and tasked with combining the ...

Amazon.com: Trophy Statue: Home & Kitchen

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Buy Trophy Statue: Statues - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible ... Oscar Type Award Trophy Statue for Celebration or Party 7 1/4 Inches.

Who was Oscar? A history of the Academy Awards statuette - BBC

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Feb 19, 2016 ... The Oscar statuette weighs 8.5lb (3.6kg) and starting with the 2016 Academy Awards will be created by the Polich Tallix company in New York ...

2016 Oscar statue gets a makeover with more refined muscles and a ...

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Feb 28, 2016 ... Oscar's muscles will look more toned and have a more refined jawline after the Academy decided to swap manufacturers to honor the statue's ...

The Origins of the Oscar: How the Prized Statue Got Its Name and ...

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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 ...

Chicago manufacturer loses Oscar statuette contract - Chicago ...

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Feb 17, 2016 ... Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in New York City has taken over as manufacturer of the Oscar statuette, using the original 1929 Oscar design.