This year’s Oscars have been generating buzz and discussion for a number of reasons, but no matter what trends and topics circulate in a given year, the Oscars always boils down to who takes home a gleaming statue and gets their place in Hollywood history. What do the winners then do with their iconic award? If you’re expecting to see them on a mantelpiece or in a glass case when you enter the home of a recipient, you may be surprised to learn where a lot of Oscar statues actually end up.
“Do they construct a pedestal? Shine a spotlight on them? Visit them each day for a quick do-over of their speech? In a word: no. In fact, sock drawers, bathrooms and the fridge seem to be the trophy cabinets of choice.”
Christian Bale gives his to his daughter, Emma Thompson and Jodie Foster kept theirs in their bathrooms, Timothy Hutton put his in the fridge, and Anna Paquin hid hers in her sock drawer. Are you surprised to learn that Oscar statues end up on such unexpected places? Have you ever found an unconventional place to display or hide a trophy you’ve won?