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 Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is a group of twenty-four artistic and technical
honors given .... Academy Award of Merit (non-competitive) (in the form of an
Oscar statuette);; Scientifi...
The statuettes are solid bronze and plated in 24-karat gold. Due to a metal
shortage during World War II, Oscars were made of painted plaster for three
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
2 days ago ... Anyone who is fortunate to hold an Oscar usually has the same reaction the first
time you pick one up - it's heavy and built to last.
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Oscars backstage at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, ...
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.