In 1928 a founder member of the Academy MGM art director, Cedric Gibbon created the design for the curious 33 cm high gold-plated statuette. The following year the Academy commissioned the Los Angeles sculptor, George Stanley to produce the 3D version - and in 1930 Irishman Gibbon stepped up to collect the first of 11 he would win for production design.
|'Oscar' is a knight holding a crusader's sword while standing on a reel of film.|
|Bette Davies collects Oscar for Jezebel (1938)|
Another suggestion is that Bette Davies named her award after her husband. That sounds plausible - but happened in 1936.
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