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Oscar statues get a golden makeover

October 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Even though the 83rd Annual Academy Awards is still four months away, the Motion Picture Academy has already started its preparations.Dozens of official Oscar statues were given a bit of a face lift.

Professional painters spruced up the giant Oscars with a fresh golden coating. The statues grace the walkway into the Academy Awards ceremony, and the Governors Ball.

They do the annual refurbishing in the fall when the weather is usually better and the paint can dry more thoroughly.