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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...

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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.

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


Feb 19, 2016 ... The Academy Awards statuette has a rich, rumour-filled history – but was a ... Louis B Mayer decided that giving a dog an Oscar would give the ...

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


Feb 28, 2016 ... Officially called the Academy Award of Merit, the Oscar now boasts crisper ... a more hollowed-out base to maintain the statuette's trim 8¹/₂-pound weight. ... Huma on Hillary's $12M Morocco fiasco: 'She created this mess and ...

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 facts to use on friends at your Oscars viewing party on March ...

Oscar Statue Gets New Design, Manufacturer - TheWrap


Feb 16, 2016 ... The Oscar statuette is getting a minor makeover, and a brand new ... on sketches by MGM artist Cedric Gibbons and designed by George ...

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


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 ...

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Mar 1, 2014 ... The buff and chesty Oscar statuette is said to be modeled after Mexican ... know they're a part of American history — a part of Hollywood history.

New Manufacturer Gives Oscar Statue A Minor Makeover : The Two ...


Feb 17, 2016 ... An Oscar statue at the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on ... When the iconic gold Oscar statues are handed out at the Academy ...

True Story: Oscar Statue Modeled After Mexican Man | Colorlines


Feb 26, 2012 ... Crew members carry a Oscar Statue for the red carpet for the 84th ... to Gibbons, who was in charge of supervising the statuette's design.

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. Here are ... The original design of “Oscar” was by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons.

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What's an Oscar Statuette Really Made Of? | Fox News


Feb 20, 2009 ... On Sunday, nominated movie stars will show up at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre hoping to walk away clutching one of those glowing statuettes.