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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:04:00 GMT | By Bárbara Bação, Catarina Amaral & Marta Gama
Fun Oscar facts and trivia

Things you never knew about the Academy Awards!

Making Oscar statuettes (© Getty Images)
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The statuette given to winners is made of tin, copper and antimony, with a thick covering of 24 carat gold.