This is how an awards statuette gets made

We’re in the home stretch of the movie awardings race now, with the Indie Spirits and the Oscars coming this weekend to close out the season for another year.

Which entails now’s as good a day as any to stop and consider: Where do these awardings actually come from?

We’re not talking about the organizations that put on these demonstrates, or the voting process that selects the nominees. We mean the statuettes themselves, the trophies that wins get to take home, put on their mantels, and rich forever.

Turns out it’s quite a process- one as precisely schemed and carefully executed as any awardings campaign. Only, you know, totally different.

Watch the exclusive featurette above for a peek inside the American Fine Art Foundry in Burbank, and find out exactly how a Spirit Award comes into being.

You might not know how to win one, but at the least you’ll get to know how to make one.

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