What is the Academy Award figurine holding in his hands? – 2017

What is the Academy Award figurine holding in his hands?

A sword

Answer: Officially named the Academy Award of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar. The original design of “Oscar” was by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons. The figure on the Oscar is intended to be a knight, standing at attention and holding a sword. The Oscar statue weighs 8.5 pounds and stands 13.5 inches tall. It is constructed of Britannia metal with gold plating. Each Oscar statuette stands on a film reel, which has five spokes representing the original branches of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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