Judge rules that Academy can reclaim Oscar for just $10

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2015-08-14 10:44:59

A los Angeles judge has ruled that a 1940's Oscar statuette that exchanged hands last year for $79,200 can be reclaimed by the Academy for just $10.

The statuette was awarded to to Joseph C Wright for his colour art direction on My Gal Sal in 1942 and was sold by his heirs to auction house Nate D Sanders in 2014.

The Academy attempted to block the sale, stating a 1951 instituted rule that Oscar winners must first offer their statuettes back to the organisation for $10 before putting it up for sale.

 The judge ruled that the sale was a violation of the Academy's bylaws involving the sale of Oscar statues.

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2015-08-14 11:46:56

yikes, harsh stuff.

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