North Side company making the Oscar statues

February 14, 2013 2:56:28 PM PST
The Oscars are in just a week and a half and stars and fans are anxious to see who'll win the ultimate movie honor.

The statues for the upcoming ceremony are currently in Chicago.

All the statues are made at R.S. Owens on Chicago's North Side.

The company has been making the Oscars for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for decades.

R.S. Owens was recently sold to a Canadian firm but the Oscars and Emmys statues will still be made only in Chicago.

The very same process continues to be used every year. Oscar got a facelift of sorts 12 years ago when the molds had to be updated.


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