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.
The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially the
Academy Award of Merit, which is better known by its nickname Oscar. The
Feb 12, 2015 ... The Oscar statuette is the symbol of the Academy Awards. Here are some facts
about the trophy itself.
The most recognized trophy in the world, the Oscar statuette has stood on the
mantels of the greatest filmmakers in history since 1929.
Question: What's the Oscar
Made of and Where Did the Name Oscar
Answer: The official word from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is that the current Oscar statuette
is made of britannia metal, a pewter-like alloy which is plated in copper, nicke... More »
Not solid gold, no. Currently, the Academy Award statuettes are made of gold-
plated britannium, an alloy that's mostly made of tin. The very first Oscar
Feb 20, 2009 ... During World War II, when metals and other materials were scarce, the Oscars
were made of plaster. After the war, the plaster statues were then ...
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 ...
Feb 22, 2015 ... The birth of Oscar: The statue, made of five metals, is shown above at each stage
of its metal plating. Front-right, the base statuette, made of ...
Feb 25, 2013 ... Winning an Academy Award doesn't just give a boost to the winner's ego. An
Oscar statue also gives the victor more salary-negotiating power ...