The making of a little guy named Oscar

I know we’re all guilty of focusing only on the talent during an awards season, which is absolutely fine but  it’s important that we remember all the hard work that goes into planning the biggest show of the year. And what’s more important than the statue itself?

It’s the most recognizable award in the world, a knight holding a crusaders sword, standing on a reel a film. Located on the film reel are five spokes which represent the five original branches of the Academy ( actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers).  The award itself weighs 8½ pounds and stands at 13½ inches.

Below is brief video of how the coveted Oscar statue is made. It takes about 4 weeks to manufacture 50 Oscars and the process is already underway for this years ceremony.

Now that you know how its made, check out photos from the current process taking place in Chicago at the R.S. Owens and Company.

Source: Zimbio


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