Over the years, countless celebrities have announced those five famous words, "And the Oscar goes to..." from the Oscars envelope.But ever wonder what it looks like? Well, Life & Style is giving you quite the close up! [see photo above]
PHOTO: See Oscars' Jennifer Lawrence in new stunning Miss Dior adsCheck out some of the holder's fascinating facts below:**The Academy has used a sealed envelope to reveal the name of the winners since 1941.**Marc Friedland, founder and creative director of Marc Friedland Couture Communications, was the first named designer and producer of the Oscar envelopes and announcement cards in 2011 for the 83rd Acadmey Awards. He has again been tapped for 2013 to produce them again!**The custom-designed Academy Awards envelope is hand-crafted from an iridescent metallic gold paper stock complete with a high-gloss red lacquered line featuring a step- and-repeat pattern of the Oscar statuette hand-stamped in satin gold-leaf. Additionally, the outside of the envelope has a subtle tone-on-tone pattern of the Oscar.
NEWS: Why Anne Hathaway probably won't wear Manolo Blahniks to the Oscars**Inside the envelope, a heavyweight ecru card featuring deco gold-foil accents and accented with a gold leaf embossed Oscar statuette along with the phrase, “And the Oscar goes to...." The winner's name is printed in charcoal ink and is mounted onto a matching, red lacquer hand-wrapped frame. The back of the card introduces a new feature, indicating the specific award category visible to the audience and viewers.
TAKE OUR POLL: What's the most exciting part of the Oscars?**The two most ubiquitous phrases the world knows about the Oscars are “And the Oscar goes to...” and, “And the envelope please...”. This envelope now serves as an iconic counterpart to the Oscar statuette. We have one day to go — are you in the Oscars spirit yet?
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