Everyone knows him as Oscar but officially, his name is the Academy Award of Merit
The story goes that he’s named Oscar because the Academy librarian thought the statuette resembled her Uncle Oscar.
Click the icons for the answer
He’s designed to be a knight holding a sword.
They are cast in bronze
and plated in 24-KARAT GOLD.
They are made by the Polich Tallix fine art foundry in New York’s Hudson Valley.
During WWII the statuettes were made of painted plaster due to a metal shortage.
It takes 3 months to make statuettes.
Emil Jannings, named Best Actor in 1929
And the first Oscar went to...
A ticket for the first Academy Awards gala cost...
Weighs 8.5 lbs, about as much as a newborn baby.
Oscar is 13.5 inCHES tall.
feature films are eligible for Best Picture
statuettes have been awarded
Oscars were awarded in 2016
In 2017 33 million people tuned in to watch the Oscars.