Academy Award, Best Sound, Glory, presented to Russell Williams, II

Issued by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Received by
Williams, Russell II, American, born 1952
Created by
Stanley, George, American, 1903 - 1973
Designed by
Gibbons, Cedric, Irish, 1893 - 1960
Manufactured by
R.S. Owen & Company, American, founded 1983
Medium
britannia metal with copper , nickel silver and gold , felt (on the bottom of the base), velvet (bag)
Dimensions
H x W x D (2015.29.21a): 13 3/8 × 5 3/16 × 5 1/4 in. (34 × 13.2 × 13.3 cm)
H x W x D (2015.29.21b flat): 17 × 9 × 2 1/2 in. (43.2 × 22.9 × 6.4 cm)
H x W x D (2015.29.21b on award): 13 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 8 in. (34.3 × 19.1 × 20.3 cm)
Type
trophies (prizes)
figurines
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1990
Description
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: [2491]. 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.
Topic
African American
Film
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Russell Williams II
Object number
2015.29.21.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights
© A.M.P.A.S.®. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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