Despite the strange awards season, there is one thing that has remained constant: a few deserving celebrities have ended glammed up evenings with a shiny new talking point to display on their mantle.
Or … somewhere else! Celebrities have been known for choosing interesting places to store their awards.
There are many stars, including Julia RobertsAnd Sean “Diddy” CombsThey like to keep their statues in rooms that they can show off to others. Nicole KidmanAnd Gwyneth Paltrow, choose to go a less traditional (or “above the fireplace”) route.
One star, however may be the one to beat when it is about strange storage options. On March 20, 2121, he made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rosamund Pike shared that she doesn’t feel comfortable showcasing her awards in her house. How can she get rid of this discomfort? They are buried in her garden, naturally!
“I think it’s awkward, so I bury it in the garden with a little bit showing up so you can have an enticing glimpse of a hand or the globe maybe,” the Gone GirlThe actress stated the following at the time: “I think it’s amusing because in the future, when I’m dead and gone or when somebody else buys the house, they’ll be landscaping and they’ll hit metal and they’ll think they found buried treasure and they’ll have in fact found a host of awards.”
Pike predicts that awards shows are over by the time someone finds her trophy collection, but other stars are more concerned about their statues.
Tom Hanks, for instance, keeps his many awards in their rightful place: on a shelf beside all of his family’s other accolades.
“Where are they now? They are on the family trophy shelf, next to the soccer trophies,” the actor reportedly once said about his two Oscars.
The Academy Awards’ official statuette, which depicts a knight holding a crusader’s sword on a reel of film, is rumored to have been nicknamed by former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences librarian Margaret Herrick, who thought the figure looked like her Uncle Oscar. The Academy adopted the name in 1939.
Each awards season trophy has a great tale. The Emmy’s trophy design was selected in 1948 after 47 proposals didn’t make the cut. Each year, the Grammy’s gilded gramophone statues are hand-plated with 24-karat gold.
Scroll down to see where celebs keep their beloved statues (or perhaps not so precious):