Academy Awards statue comes to downtown Indianapolis as part of Oscar Road Trip

Fans get to hold actual statue

INDIANAPOLIS - Oscars fans in Indianapolis got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hold a real Academy Award downtown Sunday morning.

The first-ever Oscar Roadtrip made a stop in the Circle City, surprising fans at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel.

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The pop-up stop, promoted only on social media, was part of a 21-day trip across the country before the statue ends up on the red carpet at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 24.

"We created the Oscar Roadtrip to bring the magic and fun of the Oscar ceremony to
movie fans across the country," said Josh Spector, managing director of digital media and
marketing for the Academy. "The Oscar Roadtrip makes it possible to share the once-in-a-lifetime thrill that only comes from holding an Oscar statuette."

The Oscar heads next to Chicago on Monday and then St. Louis, Kansas City, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix before ending up back in Hollywood.

The Oscars will be broadcast on Feb. 24 on RTV6.

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