Not solid gold, no. Currently, the Academy Award statuettes are made of gold-plated britannium, an alloy that's mostly made of tin. The very first Oscar statuettes were made of gold-plated solid bronze.
Every dress worn by Best Actress Academy Awards winners.Photo: Mediarun Digital Best Actress Oscar winners are kind of like the prom queens of (Quick lesson in fashion history: this amazing infographic of Best Actress winners' gowns!
‘The Surreal World’ - model: Tilda Swinton, Lady Amanda Harlech - photographer: Tim Walker - fashion editor: Jacob K - hair: Julien D’ys - make-up: Lisa Houghton - W Magazine December 2014 - location:.