Oscars envelope photo

Sneak Peek: Inside the
Famed Oscars Envelope!

Marc Friedland

Countless celebrities over the years have announced those four famous words, "The Oscar goes to..." from the Oscars envelope.

But have you ever wonder what it looks like? Well, In Touch is giving you quite the close up!

Check out some of the holder's fascinating facts below:

1) The Academy has used a sealed envelope to reveal the name of the winners since 1941.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4)The two most ubiquitous phrases the world knows about the Oscars are “The Oscar goes to...” and, “And the envelope please...”. This envelope now serves as an iconic counterpart to the Oscar statuette.

5) 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 big day is finally here — are you in the Oscars spirit yet?