BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The statuette to be presented to this year's best actress Oscar winner is to go on display in New York ahead of next month's awards ceremony, organizers said.
The trophy will be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Meet the Oscars, New York," presented by Kodak, at The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center in Manhattan.
The free exhibition is to open Feb. 25 and to run through March 7.
"Meet the Oscars, New York" also will give movie fans the opportunity to have their picture taken holding an actual Oscar statuette.
The exhibition will feature a display of Oscars in various stages of completion, as manufactured by R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago. Also on display will be the miniature statuette that actress Judy Garland received for her performance in 1939 for "The Wizard of Oz."
On March 5, the statuette designated for this year's best actress will make its way back to Hollywood where it will be reunited with the rest of the Oscars to be presented March 7 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, the academy said.
This year's Oscar nominees for best actress are Sandra Bullock, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe and Meryl Streep.