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.