Academy Awards

Most people probably don’t know that the Academy Awards are made at R.S. Owens company in Chicago. Founded in 1938 by Owen Siegel, the company has grown to be a premiere supplier of award objects and gifts, including the iconic gold Oscar.
I had the opportunity to photograph the award’s creation process and even got to hold a few of them before the winners in Hollywood did.
This year’s nominees were just announced and include, Avatar, The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air.

Academy Award statues are made in Chicago.

Academy Award statues are made in Chicago.

Awards are hand crafted.

Awards are hand crafted.

Awards await further processing

Awards await further processing

Gold plating the Oscar.

Gold plating the Oscar.

The Oscar begins his journey to Hollywood.

The Oscar begins his journey to Hollywood.

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