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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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Feb 27, 2016 ... Here are five fun facts about the history of Hollywood's little golden man. 1. The first Oscar statue sketch was not how it looks today. MGM art ...

Oscar Statuette- Oscar Awards Statuette, History of Academy Award ...

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Read this article to explore interesting facts related to the history and origin of Oscar Statuette/Academy Award Statue.

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

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Feb 28, 2016 ... Officially called the Academy Award of Merit, the Oscar now boasts ... use a more hollowed-out base to maintain the statuette's trim 8¹/₂-pound ...

12 Golden Facts About Oscar Statuettes to Tell Your Friends

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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 ...

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

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Feb 28, 2016 ... The iconic Oscar statue has received a makeover for 2016 (left), with ... Oscar's design was inspired by director, screenwriter and actor Emilio ...