The Oscar statuette—true to its original 1929 design—is the most recognized trophy in the world.
Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking.
In the very same month, new ones are cast by Polich Tallix fine art foundry in New York’s Hudson Valley. Here’s an inside look at the process.