See how Oscar statuettes are made

Oscar statues being made (CNN)

CHICAGO (CNN) — Have you ever wondered how the Oscar statuettes are made?

Well, they start out here at R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago.

Liquid metal is poured into a cast, and moments later out comes the Oscar.

Every statuette is inspected, polished and given an individual serial number.

The whole process takes seven days from start to finish.

Then, the Oscars are shipped off to Los Angeles for Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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