Did You Know?
Oscar’s height: 13.5 in.
Oscar’s weight: 8.5 lbs.
The Oscar was designed in 1928 by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons and sculpted by California artist George Stanley. The award depicts a knight holding a long sword and standing on a reel of film with five spokes signifying the original branches of the academy: actors, directors, writers, producers, and technicians.
What’s an Oscar worth? R. S. Owens can’t give a dollar amount, but one report after a theft of Oscars seven years ago suggested they were worth about $350 each. But ask any winner and he’d probably tell you it’s priceless.