What is the Oscar Statuette actually made of?

What is the Oscar Statuette actually made of?

It seems to be one of those questions that just lingers with time - "what is the Oscar statuette / trophy / Academy Award of Merit actually made of?", and the answer might surprise you... but it probably won't. 

The little Oscar Statues that are given annually to sobbing celebrities are actually made of metal mixture called Britannium - which consists of approximately 93% tin, 5% antimony, and 2% copper. This metal mixture is molded into the familiar forms and is then plated in 24 karat gold. Mystery solved!

In case you are still a little curious, not just any company can make these fancy awards. Only one company is in charge of all of them, and has been since the early 1980's - R.S. Owens & Company of Chicago, IL.