HOLLYWOOD – The Oscars to hand out statuettes made of edible chocolate in 2016 ceremony.
The Academy Awards – popularly known as the Oscars – are due to be presented on the 28th of February, 2016, but the statuettes handed out will not be the same as in years past. Usually the statuettes handed out to the winners in various categories – best actor, best film, best make up artist etc – are made of Britannia metal plated with nickel, silver and gold. However, this year for the first time ever the Oscars will be made out of the finest Belgian chocolate.
Oscars designer Kemp Helpful told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
This is not the first time the Oscars have had a redesign. The very first ones were actually solid bronze and in the war because of metal shortages, the statuettes were made with pewter. However, we have had a lot of complaints that the symbol of the Oscar is outdated so we decided to go with something fun: chocolate.
We thought of bacon first of all but the idea of the statuettes made of bacon under those lights… sheesh. And then there are religious sensitivities to be considered so we decided on chocolate.
But won’t chocolate melt under the lights?
Well, yeah. The lights are really powerful. It can get very hot both on stage and behind stage.
So the chocolate will melt.
I mean won’t it melt.
But these are made of … chocolate. It’s Belgian so… It might. I don’t know.
What about if actors are allergic to Oscars?
There aren’t any actors who are allergic to chocolate.
Leonardo diCaprio is.
Ha ha. Well, don’t worry. He ain’t winning one.