The R.S. Owens manufacturing facility in Chicago has been making the golden statuettes for the Academy Awards since 1983. Seen here is the process by which the 2012 Oscars were created on Feb. 9, 2012.
A finished Oscar Statuette is displayed at the R. S. Owens manufacturing facility on February 9, 2012 in Chicago. The company has been manufacturing the award since 1983 when the previous supplier ceased operations. UPI/Brian Kersey