Oscar Facts
Born: 1928
Designer: Cedric Gibbons
Height: 13 1/2 inches
Weight: 8 1/2 pounds
Materials: marble, 24-karat gold-plated bronze
Number of Oscars presented to winners: 2,365
How many people it takes to make a statuette: 12
How long it takes to make a statuette: 20 hours
Number of Oscars manufactured each year: 50-60
How many Oscars have been refused: 3

Why Oscar?
It is believed that an Academy Awards librarian thought the statuette resembled her uncle Oscar, and as a result the Academy staff began referring to the gold-plated knight as Oscar.
Source: Academy Awards