Oscars and the interesting story behind its name

Oscars and the interesting story behind its name

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Today we will let you know what is the interest history after the name of the Oscars, because there are actually several versions of why the Oscars are called “Oscars”.

The 2023 Oscars are just days away, one of the ceremonies the most prestigious in the world of cinema, and which everyone has heard of.

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However, few people know the story behind the Oscars name, and here we are going to tell you the most interesting facts about it.

Its original name is Oscar of Meritbut the origin of its current name, Oscar Award, is very uncertain and of which there are several versions, the most popular of which the librarian and eventual executive director of the Academy, Margaret Herrick, said after hearing about the statuette , that she looked like her “uncle Oscar”, from that moment the members of the Academy began to call her that when referring to her.

It was in 1934 that the chronicler of HollywoodSidney Skolsky, referred to the award in this manner when, in his column, he wrote about the first Best Actress winner, Katharine Hepburn, mentioning that Academy employees affectionately referred to the award in this manner and that ‘she was present when Margaret Herrick christened her So.

The name is also attributed to actress Bette Davis, who claimed the statuette was named after her first husband, Oscar Nelson.


Another version involves Eleanor Lillebergexecutive secretary to Louis B. Mayer, who is said to have claimed that the character for this award resembled King Oscar II, great-grandfather of King Harald V of Norway.

Its design is the responsibility of MGM art director Cedric Gibbons, who sketched a statuette of a sword-wielding knight standing in front of a roll of film.

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