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Oscar Statuettes Manufactured In Chicago Ahead Of Academy Awards

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 09: Martin Vega inspects an Oscar statuette he cast at R.S. Owens & Company February 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. R.S. Owens manufactures the Oscar statuettes which are presented at the annual Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. After the theft of the statuettes prior to the 2000 Academy Awards the company began casting the statuettes one year in advance of the show. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)