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The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the .... Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars were made of painted plaster for three years. ...

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


The most recognized trophy in the world, the Oscar statuette has stood on the ... Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars were made of painted ...

What is Oscar made of? - Infoplease


The very first Oscar statuettes were made of gold-plated solid bronze. During World War II, when metal was scarce, they were made of plaster; these plaster ...

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


Feb 28, 2016 ... R.S. Owens & Co. had made the figures since 1982 with a core of ... Last December, Polich Tallix was presented with two Oscar statues — one ...

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


Feb 28, 2016 ... The iconic Oscar statue has received a makeover for 2016 (left), with ... the award cast in bronze instead of the pewter alloy - mostly made up of ...

How Much Gold is Actually in the Oscar Award Statue?


Jan 21, 2015 ... Ever wondered if the Oscar trophies that the celebrities hold up and kiss on TV are actually made of solid gold as they appear? Now is your ...

12 Golden Facts About Oscar Statuettes to Tell Your Friends


Feb 28, 2014 ... Behind the Oscar statuette's oh so kissable veneer lies a rich history. Here are 15 ... Fifty statuettes were made for the 86th Academy Awards.

What If Oscars Were Made Of Solid Gold? | Popular Science


Feb 22, 2013 ... Given the weight of an Oscar statuette, one made out of solid gold would be worth $219,000. That twinkle in a winner's eye would be more than ...

6 things you may not know about Oscar statuettes | ForeverGeek


Mar 7, 2010 ... 1) Oscar statuettes aren't solid gold. ... They're really made of a composite metal called britannium (93% tin + 5% antimony + 2% copper) that's ...

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


Feb 19, 2016 ... The Oscar statuette weighs 8.5lb (3.6kg) and starting with the 2016 ... The original Oscars, made of gold-plated solid bronze, were cast, ...

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


Feb 24, 2016 ... The Oscar statuette is the symbol of the Academy Awards. ... during the Second World War, Oscars were made of painted plaster for three years ...

What's An Oscar Really Made Of? - Live Science


Feb 20, 2009 ... The Oscar statuettes, officially dubbed the Academy Award of Merit, have ... and other materials were scarce, the Oscars were made of plaster.

Medals and Trophies: What materials are Oscar statuettes made of ...


Oscar statuettes are made of a mixture of metals called Britannium or Britannia metal (93% tin, 5% antimony, 2% copper) and are plated with 24 karat gold.