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In Pictures: The Making of the Oscar Statuette

Movies | Reuters | March 4, 2018, 8:56 am
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 Oscar statuettes sit in a safe at the Polich Tallix foundry before shipped to Epner technology to be electroplated in 24 carat gold in Walden, New York. (Image: Reuters)

Oscar statuettes sit in a safe at the Polich Tallix foundry before shipped to Epner technology to be electroplated in 24 carat gold in Walden, New York. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Oscar statuette is seen in a vice at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

An Oscar statuette is seen in a vice at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Oscar statuette is cleaned at Epner Technology in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

An Oscar statuette is cleaned at Epner Technology in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Oscar statuettes are polished at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

An Oscar statuettes are polished at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 A bronze Oscar statuette sits on a workbench at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

A bronze Oscar statuette sits on a workbench at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Oscar statuettes sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

Oscar statuettes sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Oscar statuette is dipped into a chemical ionized solution of gold cyanide at Epner Technology in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

An Oscar statuette is dipped into a chemical ionized solution of gold cyanide at Epner Technology in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Oscar statuette hangs during the cleaning process at Epner Technology in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

An Oscar statuette hangs during the cleaning process at Epner Technology in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Oscar 3-D wax printed statuette molds sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

Oscar 3-D wax printed statuette molds sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Oscar statuette master production mold is seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

The Oscar statuette master production mold is seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 A finished Oscar statuette is unwrapped at the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

A finished Oscar statuette is unwrapped at the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 A finished Oscar statuette sits before being mounted with a base at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

A finished Oscar statuette sits before being mounted with a base at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 A finished Oscar statuette is polished by Stephanie Minor, project coordinator, at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

A finished Oscar statuette is polished by Stephanie Minor, project coordinator, at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 The a finished Oscar statuette is held with its bronze black plating base mounted at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

The a finished Oscar statuette is held with its bronze black plating base mounted at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Finished mounted Oscar Statuettes are seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

Finished mounted Oscar Statuettes are seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 The bronze black plating base of a finished Oscar statuette is seen at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

The bronze black plating base of a finished Oscar statuette is seen at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)