Ten curiosities about the Oscar statuette that you did not know | The USA Print

Ten curiosities about the Oscar statuette that you did not know



The 95th edition of the Oscars It finally arrives this March 12. The 2023 Oscar nominees are looking forward to getting the most precious statuette in the world of cinema. The movie Everything at once everywhere part as one of the great favorites because it aspires to get 11 awards. In fact, the production directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert swept the 29th edition of the Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards, in English).

At the Oscar Awards gala to be held at the dolby theater Los Angeles, the statuettes will be delivered to all the actors, directors, technicians and producers who have excelled in the different categories. The Fabelmans, TÁR, All Quiet Front, Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Water Sense either ElvisThey play to be the best movie of the year.

But what are the Oscar statuettes made of? How much does it cost? We tell you about some of the most important bursts of this award.

What is the Oscar statuette made of?

The Oscar Awards statuette measures 34.3 cm, weighs 3.8 kilos and is made of bronze which is coated with 24 carat gold.

Despite this, in World War II as all metal was used to create weapons for war, the award began to be made of plaster.

How much does the statuette cost?

Another curious fact is the price of each of the statuettes. The award is valued at one dollar. Until 1950, an Oscar winner was its legal owner and could resell it publicly or privately.

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To avoid this, if the winner wanted to sell it, they could offer it to the Academy for one dollar. In the event that he did not accept the condition, the Academy kept the prize at the end of the gala. In this way, neither the winner nor his possible heirs could sell it.

Other curiosities of the Oscar statuette

These are other of the curiosities of the Oscar Awards statuette:

  • The original name of the statuette was Academy Award of Merit. Later, the Academy’s secretary, Margaret HarrickAccording to the legends, he claimed that he looked like a guy named Oscar and that’s how he stayed.
  • One of the first people to start referring to the award as an Oscar was walt disney. He did it in 1934 when he won the award for best animated short film for The three Little Pigs.
  • Michael Jackson bought an Oscar statuette in 1999 for $1.5 million. It was the best film award he won gone With the Wind. When the singer died, the prize was not found among his belongings.
  • wings It was the first production to lift the Oscar for Best Picture.
  • Only a person named Oscar has managed to win the prize. Is about Oscar Hammerstein II who managed to raise this award for best original song on two occasions (1942 and 1946).
  • To create the statuette uses NASA technology and is patented by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • The creation process can take a long time. more than six hours. First the bronze is polished, then each figurine is electro-cleaned, then it is plated with copper and nickel and finally it goes through gold plating.
  • Epner Technology is the company in charge of creating it since 2016.
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