VIDEO: Oscar statuettes may be given out in Hollywood, but they are made in Chicago. The golden statuettes are made at R.S. Owens & Company, in a northwest suburb of Chicago.
Oscar statuettes may be given out in Hollywood, but they are made in Chicago.
The golden statuettes are made at R.S. Owens & Company, in a northwest suburb of Chicago. The company starts the process in November to manufacture about 50 statuettes. Each one takes about 8-10 hours to make.
The company has been making the 8.5-pound statuettes since 1983. R.S. Owens also makes nameplates for every nominee in each category. The plates are added at the Governors Ball following the telecast.
CNN Money recently spent a day watching the process and shared this video:
Once all of the statuettes are ready, United Airlines (Oscar's official airline) flies them to Los Angeles on "Oscar 1" for the big night.
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The 87th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2014, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.