Oscar statue getting a makeover to be a bronzed Hollywood god
February 17, 2016 - Uncategorized
Like many a Hollywood star, the Oscar statuette is getting a pre-award show facelift.
But instead of trying to remove wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging, the iconic gold man actually wants to look older.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that it had dropped Chicago-based manufacturer R.S. Owens, which had been producing the much-coveted awards since 1982, with New York-based Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry.
The decision was motivated by a desire on the part of the Academy to return to Hollywood’s golden age: Polich will revamp the statuette to look like the original 1929 statue, which was given out for the first time at the third-ever Oscars to Best Actor winner Emil Jennings, who clearly went on to be Hollywood royalty. Read more…