In partnership with

Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

This year's Oscar statuettes will be based on the original 1929 one

2016-02-17 19:00

Los Angeles— The statuettes for the upcoming Academy Awards will be based on an original Oscar from 1929.

The film academy announced on Tuesday that a New York foundry is restoring features of the original design to the Oscar statuettes for 2016 using digital scans and 3-D printers.

It took Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry three months to make the 50 statuettes needed for the 28 February ceremony using the high-tech process. Oscar was previously made in a more traditional way by Chicago's R.S. Owens & Company, the academy's foundry for the past 34 years.

Oscar is still plated in 24-karat gold. Oscar's dimensions remain the same: He's 13.5-inches (34.3-centimeters) tall and weighs 8.5 pounds (3.9 kilograms) And he's still just as hard to get.

Read more on:    oscars 2016  |  awards season 2016


Recent News

Donald Glover has been cast in the Han Solo Star Wars movie, where he will play Lando Calrissian. Read More »
Add your review

Benedict Cumberbatch walked into a Manhattan comic book store in full superhero regalia. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.