FACT FOOD #602

The Oscar statuette was designed by the chief art director of MGM studios Cedric Gibbons on paper and was sculpted by the artist George Stanley. The god-plated statuette is 34.3 cm long in the guise of an Art Deco medieval knight holding a long crusader’s sword and standing on a film reel. The first Oscars were presented in the year 1929 presided by the then Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science President, Douglas Fairbanks.