2015.29.21.1: Academy Award, Best Sound, Glory, 1989 presented to Russell Williams II at the 62nd Academy Awards ceremony on March 26, 1990. The statuette is gold-plated britannium and depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style holding a crusader's sword (vertically down from its chest) standing on a flat reel of film with five spokes. The entire statuette is on a circular metal base. Two things are etched into the film reel on the back of the statuette, (top) reads: [(c)/AMPAS/(R)] in one of the spokes, (side of reel) reads: . A label, etched into a gold-plate, on the front of the base reads: [ACADEMY AWARD / RUSSELL WILLIAMS, II, DONALD O. MITCHELL, GREGG C. RUDLOFF and ELLIOT TYSON / SOUND / "GLORY" / 1989]. Two other labels, etched into a gold-plates, on the back of the base read: (top) [(c) ACADEMY OF / MOTION PICTURE / ARTS & SCIENCES (R)], and the other (side of back of base) reads: [MANUFACTURED UNDER WORLD RIGHTS GRANTED BY / ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES / TO R.S. OWENS CO. INC. CHICAGO, ILL. 60660]. There is black felt adhered to the bottom in the same shape of the base.
2015.29.21.2: Blue velvet bag cover used by Williams to be placed over top the Academy Award/Oscar statuette (2015.29.21.1). The bottom opening has drawstring like style, except the gold-threaded string that is strung through the folded in fabric is tied and does not stretch. The fabric is bunched along the bottom. The gold-threaded string loops twice and is visible through the splits in the fabric on both sides of the sack.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Russell Williams II
An NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series received by Della Reese for her role in "Touched by an Angel" at the 27th iteration of the award ceremony. The award is a kneeling nude male form with his arms stretched above his head, holding the earth in his hands. The silver metal figure is mounted to a two-tiered round black base. The larger of the two bases has a metal plate attached almost all the way around that reads: [27th NAACP Image Awards / Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series / DELLA REESE / "Touched By An Angel"]
The upper portion of the tiered base is cracked around the figure's knees and next to the PL knee. Some scratches throughout base. The lower portion of the tiered base is chipped at the front, above the word "Image" on the plaque. There is a corresponding indent on the plaque, between the words "NAACP" and "Image." The plaque is also scratched under the words "Outstanding Lead."