The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, so we naturally have to honor Chicago’s connection to the world famous statuette.
The RS Owens Company in Jefferson Park has been making the trophy for the film industry’s highest award since 1983. Prior to that, the Dodge Trophy and Awards Co. in Chicago held the account. (pictured here, 1975)
When Owens was sold off last year to an Indiana firm, they pledged to continue making the statues in Chicago.