Is The Oscar Award Made Of Gold?

Every year I love to watch The Oscars, and I don't know if the award is made of gold. I know they give them money, and I can imagine that is a lot. I know that the Oscars are more important than the money or the gold award, because it gives the movie, the actors and the directors a recognition to show how good they are in the entertainment industry, but if the Oscar award is made of gold, people has to invest a lot of money to make this show every year. Do you know the truth?

asked by Sloane in Internet | 2200 views | 01-11-2013 at 01:29 PM

The Oscar award is not made completely of gold. The statuette is made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base, it's 13.5 tall and weighs 8.5 lb.
One important fact, is that there is no cash prize that goes with the Oscar. The winners only get a package of goodies and gift certificates worth tens of thousands of dollars, so although the award is not made of gold, they get good presents with it.
Only during the World War II, the Oscar award were make of plaster and traded in for gold ones after the war ended.

answered by Vera | 01-11-2013 at 01:31 PM

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