What Goes In To Making These Two Iconic Award Statues?

One has served as symbol of classic Hollywood glamour and glory. Its design history goes back to 1929, it contains more gold than any other statue, weighs over eight pounds, and takes an hour to polish. The other has only been in existence for about 30 years and was just redesigned, It’s highly detailed and invokes a new nostalgia and that sense of timeless “cool”.

The Oscar statue and the MTV Moon Man, while very different in form, have become true symbols of awards that have penetrated the subconscious of pop culture.

No matter what you do for a living and the type of endeavors you pursue, most of us can’t help but wonder what it would be like to receive and hold our very own Oscar or Moon Man, complete with a personal engraving on the front.

Have you ever wondered what goes into making these iconic trophies?


“There aren’t hard and fast rules for making an iconic trophy, however. The Oscar, sleek and simple, is a study in contrast with the trophy for the MTV Music Video Award. The MTV Moonman statuette is silver-cast and much more complex, featuring an astronaut in a detailed space suit, balancing on one leg.”