Oscars 1993: Statue stats
Handed out 2,030 times since 1928, Oscar is a coveted and well-known fellow. His facts and figures:
* Stands 13.5 inches tall and weighs 8.5 pounds.
* Designed by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons in 1927.
* Named in 1931 by an Academy librarian who said it reminded her of ”my uncle Oscar,” though the moniker is often erroneously attributed to Bette Davis noting a likeness to an ex.