Meet the Oscars®, New York
Fifty new Oscar® statuettes, two Academy Awards® belonging to filmmaking legends and one Oscar for the public to hold will be on display at “Meet the Oscars, New York” at Times Square Studios in New York City from Friday, February 15, through Saturday, February 23. The free exhibition will be open daily from noon to 7 p.m.
The Oscar won by Gary Cooper for his performance as the title character in “Sergeant York” (1941) will be on display alongside Thelma Schoonmaker’s Academy Award® for Film Editing for “The Departed” (2006). Cooper and Schoonmaker each have earned three Oscars in their career. One of Cooper’s awards was a 1960 Honorary Award “for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry.” All of Schoonmaker’s Oscars have come for editing Best Picture contenders directed by her frequent collaborator, Martin Scorsese.
The 50 new statuettes featured in the exhibition will be presented to winners at a future Academy Awards ceremony. (The statuettes on display in “Meet the Oscars, Los Angeles” from February 1 through 23 will be presented at the 80th Academy Awards ceremony on February 24.)
Each Oscar weighs 8½ pounds and stands 13½ inches tall. Handmade annually by R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago, the statuettes are made of britannia, a metal alloy, and are plated in copper, nickel, silver and 24-karat gold.
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