Oscar statuettes being manufactured for the 77th Academy Awards.
Oscar statuettes, being manufactured for the 77th Academy Awards, are seen at the R.S. Owens factory floor in Chicago, January 18, 2005. Over a six week period, the company will manufacture 75 Oscars in a 15-step process. The statuettes are made of a metal britannia pewter alloy and plated in copper, nickel, silver and finally 24K gold. For 22 years R.S. Owens has manufactured the Academy Awards, which will be presented in Hollywood on February 27, 2005. REUTERS/John Gress JG