The making of the Oscars (14 images)

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.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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A reflection of an Oscar Statuette can be seen in the safety glasses of Martin Vega 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
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