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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Awards

The Oscars, previously known as the Academy Awards, is a set of twenty-four awards for artistic .... In addition to the Academy Award of Merit (Oscar award), there are nine honorary (non-competitive) awards ... Another claimed origin is that the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and ...

www.oscars.org/oscars/statuette

The most recognized trophy in the world, the Oscar statuette has stood on the mantels of the greatest filmmakers in history since 1929.

www.telegraph.co.uk/film/movie-news/Oscar-statuettes-10-facts-you-may-not-know

Feb 24, 2016 ... Officially named the Academy Award of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar. While the origins of the moniker are not clear, ...

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160219-who-was-oscar-a-history-of-the-academy-awards-statuette

Feb 19, 2016 ... The Academy Awards statuette has a rich, rumour-filled history – but was ... The Oscar statuette weighs 8.5lb (3.6kg) and starting with the 2016 ...

www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/origins-oscar-how-prized-statue-870191

Feb 27, 2016 ... Since 1929, Hollywood has revolved around the golden Oscar statue. The prized award has gone through facelifts since first debuting as a ...

mentalfloss.com/article/48892/why-are-academy-awards-statuettes-called-oscars

Feb 24, 2017 ... The story goes that when Herrick first saw the statue in 1931, she said that it looked like her Uncle Oscar. According to Emanuel Levy, author of ...

www.designboom.com/design/the-oscar-statue-a-brief-history-02-27-2017

Feb 27, 2017 ... the oscar statue is probably the most recognizable award in the world. a golden man, holding a crusader's sword, standing atop a reel of film.

www.awardsandshows.com/features/oscar-statuette-44.html

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

heavy.com/entertainment/2017/02/oscars-statue-2017-academy-award-named-for-history-made-cost-who-bette-davis

Feb 26, 2017 ... The Academy Award statue has been known as the Oscar since the 1930s. Learn about the history of the award and how it's made.