Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Oscar Statuette

Day 176 of My Italian Learning Journal*

Yes, Oscar is now 90 years old. All the attention tonight will be on actors, directors, producers, and other categories. But do you know how the Oscar statuettes originated? MGM art director Cedric Gibbons designed a statuette of a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader’s sword. The Academy asked Los Angeles sculptor George Stanley to realize the design in three dimensions, and the world-famous statuette was born.The golden statuettes are cast by Polich Tallix fine art foundry in New York. (Next, a practice script in Italian -- grammar corrections are welcome.)

Ascolta Questo:
  • La serata degli Oscar è guardata in tutto il mondo.
    The Oscars Night is watched around the world.
  • Il nome ufficiale delle statuette è "Premio Oscar al merito".
    The official name of the statuettes is "Academy Award of Merit."
  • Lo scultore originale era George Stanley.
    The original sculptor was George Stanley.
  • Per vedere un video della produzione dell'Oscar, clicca qui.
    To watch a video of the production of the Oscar, click here.
Alla prossima!

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

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