Where Would You Keep Your Oscar Award Statue?

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.

Oscar winners reveal where they keep their statue | RadioTimes

“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?

2 thoughts on “Where Would You Keep Your Oscar Award Statue?

  1. Ronald says on

    I enjoyed watching the process of the making of the Oscar trophy. It’s good to know that the trophy symbol for the Academy Award is made in America. I was very surprised to learn that some Academy Award winners treat such a prestigious award like a common, standard issue little league baseball trophy. On top of a refrigerator or worse, hidden in a sock drawer; that seems strange to me. I would proudly display mine in a glass shelf, away from dust. I guess we covet more what we don’t have.

  2. Lori says on

    On my desk stands a miniature of an Easter Island moai, carved for me by a Rapa Nui craftsman. It’s precious to me, hewn from the same stone his ancestors used for the world-famous monoliths, textured with the tiny air-bubbles of millennia-old lava, and carrying memories of the friends I made on my voyage there. On another level, it’s also an uneasy symbol of humanity’s precarious relationship with the material world. Maybe I should treat it more like some Oscar winners treat their trophy.

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