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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 statuettes: 10 facts you may not know - The Telegraph


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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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Mar 1, 2010 ... A behind-the-scenes look at how Oscar statuettes are made.

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.

Chicago manufacturer loses Oscar statuette contract - Chicago ...


Feb 17, 2016 ... The Chicago-based company that has made Oscar statuettes since 1982 has lost the contract to produce the iconic trophies.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

The Oscar: How It's Made, and What It's Worth (Infographic)


Feb 25, 2016 ... The first Oscar was presented at the 1929 Academy Awards. Here's the history of how an Oscar is made, and what each statuette is actually ...